Baked Pineapple Chicken – Healthy Recipe

~ A taste of the tropics with pineapple and ginger! ~

 Baked Pineapple ChickenServings: 4

Prep Time: 15 + marinating

Bake: 45 min



  • ½ cup chicken broth

  • 6 Tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce
  •  2 tsp ground ginger, divided
  • 4 bone-in chicken breast halves (6 oz ea), skin removed
  • 2 cans (8 oz each) unsweetened crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 4 tsp orange marmalade
  • 2 tsp lemon juice


  1. In a large re-sealable plastic bag, combine the broth, soy sauce, and 1 tsp ginger; add chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 2 hours, turning occasionally.
  2. Drain pineapple, reserving 1 C juice; set aside ½ C pineapple (refrigerate remaining pineapple and juice for another use).
  3. In a saucepan, combine cornstarch and reserved pineapple juice until smooth. Stir in the pineapple, orange marmalade, lemon juice and remaining ginger. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened.
  4. Drain and discard marinade. Place chicken in a baking dish, coated with cooking spray. Top with pineapple mixture. Bake, uncovered, at 350°F for 45-50 minutes or until juices run clear.

Nutrition Information

4  servings

per serving: 207 calories, 26g protein, 18g carbohydrates, 3g total fat (1g sat fat), 68mg cholesterol, 330mg sodium, 1g fiber

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