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Easy pineapple chicken recipe with bell peppers, onions, and a sticky sauce.
4.67 from 6 votes

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


  • 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


  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!

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Recipe Notes

  • Nutrition facts are calculated without rice.
  • You can also substitute brown sugar or regular sugar for the coconut sugar.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Pineapple Chicken Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 294 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 91mg30%
Sodium 920mg40%
Potassium 750mg21%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 1945IU39%
Vitamin C 86.4mg105%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.