Pineapple Chicken

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Recipe: #22001

December 04, 2015

"This is out of an old Pillsbury cookbook called "Real Home Cooking" dated say's that strips of chicken and chunks of pineapple bake in a sweet-sour sauce."

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (332.5 g)
  • Calories 473.5
  • Total Fat - 12.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 128.5 mg
  • Sodium - 885.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 40.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2 g
  • Sugars - 29.7 g
  • Protein - 49.1 g
  • Calcium - 47.6 mg
  • Iron - 2.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 50.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°.

Step 2

In medium saucepan, combine onion, sugar, garlic powder, ketchup, 3/4 cup reserved pineapple liquid, lemon juice and soy sauce,.

Step 3

Bring to a boil.

Step 4

Reduce heat: cover and simmer 15 minutes. stirring occasionally.

Step 5

In plastic bag or shallow bowl, toss chicken strips with flour to coat.

Step 6

In large skillet over medium heat, cook chicken in hot oil 4 to 5 minutes or until lightly browned.

Step 7

Arrange cooked chicken and pineapple in 12X8-inch (2 qt) baking dish.

Step 8

Top with sauce; sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Step 9

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until chicken is hot and sauce is bubbly.

Step 10

Serve over hot cooked rice.


No special items needed.

7 Reviews


As everyone has already said this is delish. And it's simple too. My family really enjoyed this. Thanks for sharing, Teresa.


review by:
(24 Nov 2023)


YUM! This is going into my Best of 2022 file. It's delicious with great flavor. The chicken retains a bit of the crispy coating while simultaneously sopping up the yummy pineapple sauce. The prep was easy and I loved that I could just throw it in the oven and forget it until it was cooked. We served this over rice. Thank you!


review by:
(30 Apr 2022)

Mia in Germany

Delicious! I only used 1 tbsp. of sugar because the ketchup and pineapple juice already is very sweet for our taste, but that was the only change I made. We had it with rice and veggies. Absolute winner! Thanks for sharing!


review by:
(24 May 2021)


This reminded of Chinese we used to have when I was young. Great sweet and sour flavors with juicy and moist chicken covered in a thick rich sauce. DH commented on how moist the chicken was and really enjoyed this served with a side of rice. I will be making this again as everything (except chicken) was on hand in the pantry so this made for a very quick and easy dish to make for DH after coming home from work. Great recipe.


review by:
(22 Aug 2020)


This sauce reminds me of the sweet and sour sauce from the local Chinese take out, just not as thick and the onions are cooked more. I would have added some bell peppers for color, but I have a picky one eating that will not put bell peppers in his mouth. Very, very good....only suggestion I would make is to cook the chicken in a couple of batches to keep from overcrowding the skillet. This was a great dinner for us. Thanks for sharing!


review by:
(17 Aug 2020)

Daily Inspiration

What a great meal we had tonight. This dish is easy to put together and has great flavor. The pineapple is a great addition. Served over rice, as recommended, with a side of steamed broccoli. Definitely a repeat at our house.


(23 Jan 2019)

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