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Pineapple Chicken served on a bed of steamed rice in a bowl
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Pineapple Chicken Recipe

This Pineapple Chicken is a quick stir-fry of chicken, pineapple and bell peppers in a mouthwatering sauce.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Chinese
Keyword: chicken and pineapple, pineapple chicken, pineapple chicken stir fry
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 301kcal
Author: TipBuzz



  • 1 tsp soy sauce low sodium recommended
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce see note
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cornstarch or flour, mixed with 1 tbsp water

Pineapple Chicken

  • 1 1/2 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs cut into 1" cubes (see note)
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion cut into 1" pieces
  • 2 bell peppers any color, cut into 1" pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups pineapple chunks fresh or canned
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • cooked white rice optional for serving


  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, hoisin sauce, vinegar, sugar and cornstarch. Set aside.
  • Place a large skillet on medium-high heat and add oil. Season chicken with salt and pepper and add to the pan when oil is hot.
  • Sauté chicken for 2 minutes per side until lightly browned.
  • Add onion, bell peppers and pineapple chunks to the pan and sauté several minutes more until crisp-tender.
  • Add the reserved sauce mixture and bring to a boil, stirring continuously until the pieces are coated. 
  • Remove from heat and serve with optional rice.


  • You can also use chicken breasts for a leaner option. Ask your meat counter to cube the chicken for you to save time. Pat dry with paper towels if needed to remove excess moisture.
  • If you don't have hoisin sauce, ketchup works as a substitute in this recipe.
  • Add 1/2 tsp of red pepper flakes to make this dish spicier.


Serving: 120g | Calories: 301kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 320mg | Potassium: 590mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 1340IU | Vitamin C: 66.3mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1.7mg