Easy Pineapple Chicken (One Pot)

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Quick and easy pineapple chicken recipe, made with simple ingredients in one pot and just 30 minutes on stovetop. This simple weeknight meal is sweet and tangy with a subtle spicy kick.

This pineapple chicken recipe is sweet and tangy with a little spicy kick to it.

It’s so easy to make and packs so much flavor.

Easy Pineapple Chicken Recipe

Compared to other recipes, this would be considered a slightly healthy version since chicken is not fried first.

I also have a crockpot/slow cooker pineapple chicken recipe that you should also check out.

Pineapple Chicken Stir Fry Recipe

Tips for easy pineapple chicken:

  • Use non-stick pan to prevent burning and sticking.
  • Adjust the amount of spices, especially red chili flakes, to your preference.
  • Use whatever vegetables you like. I only used onions and green peppers.
  • Mix all the ingredients together in a Ziploc bag to make a pineapple chicken marinade. It’s great for grilling outside or baking in the oven too.
  • Both, fresh or canned pineapples can be used in this recipe.
  • Some other garnish ideas are finely chopped green onions, cilantro, roasted sesame seeds.
  • This tastes best served over boiled rice or even fried rice.
  • I used boneless chicken breast cubes but whole chicken breasts or even drumsticks can be used.

Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken Recipe

Other One Pot Chicken Recipes:

One Pot Pineapple Chicken Recipe
5 from 3 votes

Easy One Pot Pineapple Chicken

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Quick and easy pineapple chicken recipe, made with simple ingredients in one pot and just 30 minutes on stovetop. This simple weeknight meal is sweet and tangy with a subtle spicy kick.

Servings: 4
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Chinese
Keyword: one pot recipes
Calories: 351 kcal
Author: Abeer


  • 2 tbsp Oil Preferably a combination of sesame oil and olive oil
  • 1 pound Boneless chicken Cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 tsp Garlic Finely minced
  • 1 tsp Ginger Finely minced
  • 1/2 cup Onions Cut into 1 inch squares
  • 1/2 cup Green pepper Cut into 1 inch squares
  • 1 cup Pineapple Fresh or canned, Cut into small 1 inch pieces
  • 3/4 cup Pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup Soy sauce Low sodium
  • 1/3 cup Chicken broth Low sodium
  • 1/4 cup Hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 cup Brown sugar
  • 2 tsp Cornstarch
  • Salt To taste
  • Pepper To taste
  • 1.5 tsp Red chili flakes For garnish


  1. Add oil in a non-stick pan and heat over medium-high heat.

  2. Add chicken and saute until golden brown.

  3. Add garlic, ginger, onions, green pepper, pineapples and cook for about 4 minutes until the pepper and pineapples are tender. 

  4. Add pineapple juice, soy sauce, broth, hoisin sauce, brown sugar, salt, pepper, cornstarch and mix everything together. 

    Tip: To avoid cornstarch from forming lumps, dissolve it in 2 tbsp water and then, add that into pan.  

  5. Let everything cook for a few more minutes until liquid is reduced and the sauce becomes thick. 

  6. Sprinkle with red chili flakes and enjoy! 

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days. 
Nutrition Facts
Easy One Pot Pineapple Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 351 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 73mg24%
Sodium 1309mg55%
Potassium 693mg20%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 28g31%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 930IU19%
Vitamin C 65.8mg80%
Calcium 37mg4%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Happy cooking everyone!

7 comments on “Easy Pineapple Chicken (One Pot)”

  1. GAH I love this one pot easy meal! Totally making it this week. 

  2. One pot meals are so handy! I love the Asian flavors you have used! Sounds great.

  3. I love the idea of throwing this on the grill too! Thanks!!

  4. What a great combination of flavors. I will be adding this to my must make menu.

  5. This looks really good for dinner any night of the week!

  6. I bet this tastes really good! Perfect dinner for summer nights!

  7. Obsessed with this!! Can’t wait to try it! 

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