Pineapple Chicken #ketofriendly

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Cooking with fruit is a bit of a controversy in the culinary world. Some say it makes things too sweet – others say they don’t like cooked fruit unless it’s dessert. I have been playing around with it lately and really had some success. My latest creation is a Pineapple Chicken. It has a sort of Teriyaki BBQ Sauce that mixes so well with the sweetness of the pineapple.

Pineapple Chicken

I like to use bone-in chicken for dishes like this – because you want them to stay together in individual pieces and not falling apart. Which they will because the sauce makes it just so tender! The sauce is very simple to put together too! It cooks so well along with the chicken. You could certainly use other cuts of chicken (bone-in or boneless), just keep in mind that it will serve up differently.

Pineapple Chicken

You could serve this on it’s own or maybe with an Asian Slaw. I decided to make some ginger rice to accompany it. Just 2 cups of long grain rice, 1 qt of chicken broth and a tablespoon of fresh grated ginger in a covered pot. Put it on medium heat and cook for 20 minutes.

Now Let’s Get Cookin’!


Pineapple Chicken

A sweet and savory chicken dish full of flavor!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Chicken, pineapple, rice, teryaki
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 6


  • 8 Chicken Thighs, bone-in, skin-on
  • 2 tbsp Avocado Oil
  • 3 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 Yellow Onion minced
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1 20oz can Pineapple Rings in own juices cut in half, reserve juices
  • 3 Scallions chopped, for garnish

For the Sauce

  • 1 tbsp Ginger grated
  • 1 15oz can Tomato Puree
  • ¼ cup Coco Aminos
  • 1 tbsp Sesame Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • ¼ cup Honey


  • Prepare all of the ingredients.
  • In a large sauce pan over medium high heat, add oil, onions and garlic. Cook for 3 minutes. Sprinkle Chicken with salt and pepper. Place chicken skin down in pan and cook for 5 minutes. Flip chicken and cook another 5 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, combine sauce ingredients and juice from can of pineapple. Pour sauce over chicken and reduce heat to medium.
  • Place pieces of pineapple on each piece of chicken and cover with lid. Cook another 20 minutes.
  • Serve chicken with piece of pineapple and sprinkle of scallions. Sprinkle with sesame seeds as well, if desired.

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7 thoughts on “Pineapple Chicken #ketofriendly

  1. YUM, looks good!! Thanks so much for linking up with me at the Unlimited Monthly Link Party 23. Pinned!

  2. deborahbrooks14 – Moms Run This Town Chap leader, RRCA Run Coach, Avid runner & Peloton Fantatic. Healthy living & fitness blogger, healthy plant based and pescatarian recipe developer. Successfully raising 2 young adults and a husband in Northern Virginia. Lover of active wear
    deborahbrooks14 says:

    This is one that my husband will really enjoy! Looking forward to making it for him soon. Thanks for linking up

  3. marilyn1998 – United States – Marilyn is the owner, writer, and most times photographer at Marilyn's Treats. She loves to learn new things and is always improving her recipes, blog designs and articles. If you need guidance she is there to help but is the first to remind you most everything she does is an adventure in trial and error. Come visit in her office/kitchen and see what trouble she is brewing up now!
    marilyn1998 says:

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  4. Laurie – Tennessee – Off grid living on 26 rural acres in East TN, building our off grid homestead cabin, DIY life, herb gardening, greenhouse, plant based healthy lifestyle Youtube @ Blogger at
    Laurie says:

    I think pineapple makes a nice addition to many dishes!

    Thank you for sharing your recipe at the Homestead Blog Hop!

    I hope you come back!

    Ridge Haven Homestead

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