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Easy pineapple chicken recipe with bell peppers, onions, and a sticky sauce.

Easy Pineapple Chicken Recipe

Easy & Healthy Pineapple Chicken Recipe is a 30-minute meal made in one pan with canned pineapple chunks, cubed chicken, vegetables, and a sticky-sweet and slightly-tangy sauce.

Course Dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American, Asian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 294 kcal
Author London

Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ lb. chicken breasts cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 Tbsp. avocado oil or olive oil
  • 1 15-oz. can pineapple chunks divided
  • ¼ cup pineapple juice
  • 2 Tbsp. ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp. Tamari sauce or gluten-free soy sauce
  • 1 lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp. coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt divided
  • 2 bell peppers cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 red onion cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 Tbsp. avocado oil or olive oil
  • Green onions optional
  • Sesame seeds optional

Instructions

  1. Pound chicken to 1-inch thick and cut into 1-inch cubes.
  2. In a high-speed blender or food processor add ¾ cup pineapple chunks, pineapple juice, ketchup, Tamari sauce, lime juice, sugar, and ½ teaspoon salt. Blend for 20-30 seconds, or until smooth.

  3. Add cubed chicken and ½ cup of pineapple marinade to a large bowl or a ziplock bag. Toss until chicken is well coated. Reserve remaining marinade.
  4. Marinade chicken in refrigerator for 15-20 minutes.
  5. While chicken is marinading, add 1 tablespoon of oil to a large skillet over medium heat with bell peppers and onion. Sauté for 5-7 minutes or until veggies are almost tender. Add ½ teaspoon salt and stir until well combined.
  6. Remove veggies from skillet and add marinaded chicken cubes. Cook for 6-7 minutes or until chicken is almost cooked through.
  7. Add reserved marinade, veggies, and remaining pineapple that has been finely diced to the skillet. Cook over medium-low heat for 2-3 minutes, or until sauce begins to thicken.
  8. Serve Pineapple Chicken over rice or cauliflower rice with green onions and sesame seeds. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Easy Pineapple Chicken Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 294 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 91mg 30%
Sodium 920mg 38%
Potassium 750mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 11g
Protein 32g 64%
Vitamin A 38.9%
Vitamin C 104.7%
Calcium 2.3%
Iron 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.