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Pineapple Barbecue Chicken Recipe

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.

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


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

Pineapple Barbecue Chicken

Katerina | Diethood
You're only a few ingredients away from this amazing, juicy, and SO delicious Pineapple Barbecue Chicken.
5 from 25 votes
Servings : 4
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Refrigerate (optional) 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins



  • 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.



Calories: 291 kcal | Carbohydrates: 37 g | Protein: 25 g | Fat: 5 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2 g | Trans Fat: 0.01 g | Cholesterol: 73 mg | Sodium: 501 mg | Potassium: 678 mg | Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 32 g | Vitamin A: 185 IU | Vitamin C: 15 mg | Calcium: 40 mg | Iron: 1 mg | Net Carbs: 35 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken breast recipe, easy chicken breast recipe
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115 comments on “Pineapple Barbecue Chicken Recipe”

  1. This was delicious. I added onion and also added some shredded coconut in the last 10 minutes and served with rice. Super delicious!

  2. Hi, I ran out of pineapple so tried with fresh mandarin oranges cut into slices. It turned out great and was thankful for this recipe for inspiration and will try again when we get pineapple!

  3. Was good,but I way too much watery liquid when it was all done. Not sure if it was from thechicken, or the pineapple, or if my Sweetbaby ray’s was toothin….but the sauce was not thick enough to even stay on the chicken when done. Next time I’ll save some sauce for the side, or try a different way to heat them I guess.

  4. Excellent recipe. Tried today and the taste was fabulous. This one goes in my favorites pile.
    Cooked longer, but that is based on personal preference.

  5. I’ve made this 3 times now (making it tonight for my boyfriend) and I’ve found that if you put a sliced green pepper in it, it makes it a little spicy and makes it more of a sweet-and-sour type dish. Super yummy!

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        Michelle Orndorff

        Two months later, and no oven baking temp! Maybe everyone is assuming 350, but I hate to assume. Also, the pics show both uncut breasts AND cut up meat, but nowhere does the recipe mention cutting the meat. Grrrrr.

        1. Katerina - Diethood
          Katerina Petrovska

          The oven temp is in Step #6 inside the recipe box found down at the bottom past all the pics. Oven temp is 400F.
          That’s not cut up meat – those are the pineapple chunks.

      1. Instead of adding all the BBQ sauce first, I put just enough in to marinade. I then.checked to see if there was to much liquid then drained / or not. Added the rest of BBQ sauce. Serven with rice and salad. YUMMY!

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      Dawn Fregans

      I too added green pepper! Delicious. Someone else mentioned Broccoli. Might try that next time. And yes over rice too!

  6. What are your cooking directions if this is made in a slow cooker ? (High, low, 6 hours, 12 hours etc)

    1. John Finn,

      Slow cook it for 1-2 hours on LOW, until chicken registers 160º-165ºF. Check it after 1 hours if your slow cooker runs hot.My Cuisinart 3.5qt cooks chicken breasts in 1.5 hours,

        1. Of course!

          I’m going to answer a couple comm, and hope blog chef doesn’t mind! 🤍🤍🤍🤍

          Yes of course you can grill. Just grill as normal, and pan make sauce on stove. It’s better in oven, though, as juicy is as juicy does!

          Yes, you can add anything you want into it, but it’s up to you… but.. the beauty of the recipe is the best juicy taste with just a few ingredients. I think a sliced red pepper, vidalia onion, and chunked pineapple is the perfect combination. It’s all up to you. I like this so much with steamed rice, never tried mashed potatoes, with it, but sounds yummy also.

          Just experimenting is fun, hey? Thank you to the super nice lady that posted this recipe. I love her blog! I’m going to have this tonight.. will betossing in a handful of whole garlic cloves. They bake up much less strong, almost a soft nutty finish. Think the honey bbq sauce is made for this chicken! Enjoy your experiments, kids! Love from me to you, Jill in the kitchen

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