Pineapple Barbecue Chicken Recipe

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Pineapple Barbecue Chicken is a delicious dinner that is perfect for a quick meal. The sweet and tangy flavors of the barbecue sauce and pineapples complement the chicken perfectly, and the dish is sure to be a hit.

overhead shot of three chicken breasts topped with chunks of pineapple and smothered with barbecue sauce.


 

Juicy chicken prepared with pineapples in a sweet and tangy barbecue sauce!

FRIENDS! If you’ve never combined pineapples, barbecue sauce, and chicken in one baking dish, THIS is your time! This is it!

Pineapple barbecue chicken is a delicious and tropical twist on a classic barbecue dish. It’s a perfect option for an easy and quick dinner, but also great for a crowd.

close up shot of three chicken breasts topped with chunks of pineapple and smothered with barbecue sauce.

You know, it’s almost May, and since grilling season has yet to “officially” start, I went ahead and used the oven for this super easy, 3-ish ingredient recipe.

Barbecue chicken with pineapple is a dish that combines chicken breasts with a sweet and tangy barbecue sauce, plus a handful of pineapple chunks. The chicken is typically marinated in the sauce before it is cooked, but that’s optional and totally up to you if you want to wait that long.

raw chicken breasts in an oval dish, topped with pineapple chunks and bbq sauce.

But yeah. If you’ve ever wanted to fall face first into a pile of pineapple chicken, here’s your chance.

This is so simple to make, you guys.

Ingredients for Barbecue Sauce Chicken

  1. Four boneless, skinless chicken breasts.
  2. Salt and pepper.
  3. Barbecue Sauce.
  4. 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks.
  5. Olive oil.
three raw chicken breasts in an oval dish, topped with pineapple chunks and bbq sauce.

How To Make Barbecue Chicken with Pineapples

Basically…

  • First, you’re going to season the chicken with salt and pepper;
  • Then, you’ll add some barbecue sauce (I highly recommend my Homemade Honey Barbecue Sauce! ) over the chicken breasts, rub it all in, pile all the pineapples on top, cover with plastic wrap and let it chill for a bit. For about 30 minutes to 2 hours. You don’t have to do that, but it does bring the flavor up several notches.
  • When ready, take the chicken out of the fridge, drizzle with olive oil and boom! I mean, first BAKE, then BOOM!
  • Bake, then appreciate.
overhead shot of an oval dish with three chicken breasts topped with chunks of pineapple and smothered with barbecue sauce.

…and thhhh thhhhh that’s all folks!

This dish is a great option for a summer cookout or a weeknight dinner, and it is sure to be a hit with both adults and kids.

P.S. Don’t like barbecue sauce!? Check out my awesome recipe for Hawaiian Baked Chicken!

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Pineapple Barbecue Chicken

You're only a few ingredients away from this amazing, juicy, and SO delicious Pineapple Barbecue Chicken.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Refrigerate (optional): 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 4

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Instructions 

  • Grease a baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
  • Arrange the chicken breasts in a baking dish and top with 1/3 of the barbecue sauce; rub in the barbecue sauce, then top with pineapple chunks.
  • Add remaining barbecue sauce on top and cover with plastic wrap; place in the fridge for 30 minutes and up to 2 hours.
  • When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 400˚F. Remove plastic wrap. Drizzle olive oil over the chicken.
  • Bake uncovered for 32 to 35 minutes or until the chicken's internal temperature reads 165˚F. Use an Instant Read Meat Thermometer to check for doneness. Cooking time will depend on the size and thickness of the chicken breasts.
  • Remove from oven; let stand 5 minutes before serving.

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Nutrition

Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 501mg | Potassium: 678mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 185IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg

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120 Comments

  1. Micah says:

    Making this for dinner so easy my 8 year old could put it together!

    1. Katerina says:

      That’s great! It’s awesome that the recipe is easy enough for your 8-year-old. 🥰 Thank YOU!

  2. Phil says:

    Do you add pineapple juice?

    1. Katerina says:

      No, you’ll want to drain the pineapples.
      You can find all the recipe details you need further down the page. This includes the recipe card with the list of ingredients, their amounts, directions, cooking time, nutritional analysis, etc. Alternatively, you can click on “jump to recipe” found at the top of the post, and that will automatically scroll down the page to the recipe card.

  3. Nancy says:

    How do I save a recipe? I don’t see a favorite button!

    1. Katerina Petrovska says:

      HI!
      There’s an “Add To Favorites” button toward the top, before the beginning of the post, under all the sharing buttons. I also have the same button located toward the bottom, right underneath the recipe card. Do you not see it? Please let me know so I can look into it.

      1. Rachael says:

        Do you think I could leave this in fridge all day while at work then cook it

        1. Katerina Petrovska says:

          Hi!
          Yes, definitely. Just don’t leave chicken soaking any longer than say overnight. Too long in marinade and the chicken will be tough and stringy.

      2. Linda Timco says:

        Turned out well. So tasty, the flavors blended well. Chicken was really .
        No leftovers!

  4. Robin says:

    What do you serve this with?

    1. Katerina Petrovska says:

      I serve it with a side of broccolini or roasted cauliflower, but it tastes really, really good served with mashed potatoes or rice. 😊

  5. Rick says:

    Can u use frozen chicken

  6. Beth Izzo says:

    I add baby corn, sliced water chestnuts and serve it over rice with some steamed broccoli! Love the fact that you can switch this up with anything you want to add! This time I used teriyaki flavored BBQ sauce! Awesome recipe!!

    1. Katerina Petrovska says:

      I’m very glad you enjoyed it! Thank YOU! 🙂

    2. Mia Testa says:

      If I want to add baby corn when do I put it in?