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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.

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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.
Yield: 4


  • 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


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

  • Add chicken and saute until golden brown.
  • Add garlic, ginger, onions, green pepper, pineapples and cook for about 4 minutes until the pepper and pineapples are tender. 
  • 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.  
  • Let everything cook for a few more minutes until liquid is reduced and the sauce becomes thick. 
  • Sprinkle with red chili flakes and enjoy! 


  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days. 



Calories: 351kcal, Carbohydrates: 36g, Protein: 27g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 73mg, Sodium: 1309mg, Potassium: 693mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 28g, Vitamin A: 930IU, Vitamin C: 65.8mg, Calcium: 37mg, Iron: 1.6mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Chinese
Calories: 351
Author: Abeer

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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