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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

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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ENJOY!

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

Ingredients
  

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: 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. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      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. Katerina - Diethood
          Katerina Petrovska

          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.

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

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

  1. 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!!

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