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Tangy Pineapple Chicken Recipe. Easy chicken dinner idea full of sweet and tangy flavors.

Tangy Pineapple Chicken Recipe

A sweet and tangy sauce makes this Pineapple Chicken Recipe a wonderful dinner treat. Easy and healthy using chicken breast all you need is a fresh veggie and rice to make a quick delish dinner.
Course Main Course Chicken
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 210kcal


  • 2 whole boneless skinless chicken breasts Cut horizontally to make cutlets
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 20 ounce pineapple chunks in juice
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 clove garlic -- minced


  • Cook rice, and keep warm.
  • Cut chicken into cutlets and pound gently with flat side of meat mallet to even out the thickness. Season with thyme, salt and pepper.
  • Heat skillet over medium high heat. Add oil and heat until hot. Add seasoned chicken breast and sautee until browned. Turning once. Cook about 3 minutes per side.
  • Drain pineapple reserving the juice. Combine cornstarch and 4 Tablespoons pineapple juice until smooth. Set aside.
  • Combine mustard, honey, garlic and remaining pineapple juice; mix well. Add the mustard mixture to the pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove chicken and keep warm.
  • Stir cornstarch mixture and add to pan; bring to boil for 2 minutes or until thickened. Return chicken to pan, top with a few of the pineapple chunks and heat thoroughly. Serve over rice.


Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 180mg | Potassium: 208mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 118IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg