How to Make this Jaw-dropping Braised Pineapple Chicken

How to Make this Jaw-dropping Braised Pineapple Chicken
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My love for this jaw-dropping braised Pineapple chicken, I suppose originated from my love of chicken and also my love of pineapples. I love to eat them separately or even together. This recipe can be made any time of the year, for any occasion.

I learned at a young age that when handling chicken and any type of meat be sure to wash your hand thoroughly afterward. Don’t forget to wash off surfaces that have come into contact with the raw meat.

Where did Braised Pineapple Chicken Originate from

There are many different stories about where braised pineapple chicken originated. Some say it was created in China, others say it was created in Thailand. Braised pineapple chicken is a dish that is made by cooking chicken in a pineapple sauce. The sauce is made with pineapple juice, soy sauce, and brown sugar. This is a dish that is enjoyed by many people around the world.


  • 2 ½ to 3 ½ lbs fryer chicken cut up
  • ▢¼ cup chopped green pepper
  • ▢¼ cup sliced onion
  • ▢⅓ cup all-purpose flour
  • ▢1 can of pineapple chunks drained
  • ▢⅛ tsp black pepper
  • ▢½ tsp salt
  • ▢⅓ cup chili sauce
  • ▢1 can mandarine orange sections drained
  • ▢1 clove crushed garlic
  • ▢1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • ▢½ tsp dry mustard
  • ▢¼ cup salad oil

What is the best season for buying fresh pineapple?

Fresh pineapple is available all year round, but the best season for buying it is the summer! This is when pineapples are at their peak ripeness and contain more natural sweetness.

Plus, what better way to beat the heat than with a refreshing dish made with fresh pineapple? So for anyone interested in cooking up family recipes or trying something new, summertime is the ideal time to buy fresh pineapple.

With a bit of research and some creativity, you can find unique recipes that incorporate pineapple into all kinds of dishes – from sweet and sour pork to tropical fruit salads. So don’t be afraid to embrace the pineapple!

braised pineapple chicken in a pot with a lid

Braised Pineapple Chicken

This braised pineapple chicken has always been one of my childhood favorite recipes. It has now become one of my great granddaughter's favorite as well
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Course: main dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: braised pineapple chicken, chicken, pineapple
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 133kcal
Author: Beryl
Cost: $10.00


  • 1 roll paper towel
  • 1 large bowl
  • 1 large skillet
  • 1 large fork
  • 1 tongs
  • 2 1/2 quart casserole dish and the lid
  • 1 Tablespoon
  • 1 strainer or collandra
  • 1 teaspoon
  • 1 measuring cup
  • 1 large wooden spoon


  • 2 ½ to 3 ½ lbs fryer chicken cut up
  • ¼ cup chopped green pepper
  • ¼ cup sliced onion
  • cup all purpose flour
  • 1 can pineapple chunks drained
  • tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • cup chilli sauce
  • 1 can mandarine orange sections drained
  • 1 clove crushed garlic
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • ½ tsp dry mustard
  • ¼ cup salad oil


  • First rinse the chicken under cold water, then dry fully with paper towels.
  • Combine pepper, flour and salt. Then roll the chicken in the flour mixture, making sure to coat it really well.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet till really hot, then saute’ the pieces of the chicken, making sure to turn the chicken until it is golden brown. This should take about 10 minutes per side.
  • With the tongs, carefully remove the chicken, when browned. Place in the 2½ quart casserole dish.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Drain all but 1 Tbsp of fat from the skillet then add the green pepper, onion, and garlic, and saute’ for about 5 minutes or until tender.
  • Now, drain the pineapple chunks and the mandarin orange slices, but be sure to reserve the fruit and juice.
  • Add soy sauce, reserved fruit juice, chili sauce, and dry mustard to the skillet. Bring to a boil, and continue to stir to dissolve the brown bits in the skillet. Then reduce the heat and simmer the mixture uncovered until slightly thickened or about 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Next, pour the sauce over the chicken. Now, bake this covered with the lid for about 30 minutes.
  • Now add the orange slices or sections and the drained pineapple chunks. Baste this with the liquid in the casserole.
  • Last but not least, bake now uncovered for about 15 minutes longer or until the chicken is tender. Serve this with hot white or brown rice.


Healthy tip:  Always remember when handling raw chicken to immediately wash your hands and any surfaces the chicken has come into contact with.


Nutrition Facts
Braised Pineapple Chicken
Serving Size
85 grams
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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I learned how to make this jaw-dropping braised pineapple chicken recipe from cooking with my grandmother. It was always a family favorite and I’m so happy to be able to share it with you all. The dish is really easy to make and only requires a few simple ingredients. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

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