Easy Pineapple Chicken


Pineapple chicken is an easy weeknight dinner. This quick stir-fry is as delicious as it is colorful! Serve with rice for a complete meal or with fried rice for a treat. Add red chile flakes to the mix if you want something sweet and spicy.

close up view of Easy Pineapple Chicken in a bowl with chopsticks
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • ½ teaspoon paprika

  • salt to taste

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into strips

  • 1 red bell pepper, cubed

  • 1 bunch scallions, trimmed and sliced into 1/2-inch lengths

  • 1 (12 ounce) can pineapple chunks, drained and juice reserved

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch


  1. Combine soy sauce, 2 tablespoons olive oil, paprika, and salt in a bowl. Add chicken strips and let marinate while preparing the remaining ingredients.

  2. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a wok over medium-high heat. Add bell pepper and stir-fry for 3 minutes. Add scallions and cook for 2 more minutes. Remove chicken from marinade and add to the wok; discard marinade. Cook, stirring occasionally, until chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in the center, 10 to 15 minutes.

  3. Combine pineapple juice and cornstarch in a bowl; mix together. Add pineapple chunks to the skillet and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Pour in pineapple juice mixture and bring to a boil. Simmer until sauce has thickened, about 3 minutes.


You can also use a large skillet instead of a wok.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of marinade ingredients. The actual amount of marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

307 Calories
13g Fat
22g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 307
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 783mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 57mg 284%
Calcium 69mg 5%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 548mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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