This post is sponsored by Mirum, but opinions expressed are my own.
Here is an easy pineapple chicken recipe using chicken thighs that comes out sweet and really tender. Served over rice it’s one of our favorite easy chicken recipes with a pineapple flavor and chunks that bring a subtle tropical flavor to your dinner. If you’re looking for something different to serve, give this a try.
Coming up with new dinner ideas can get kinda tricky, especially when you have kids. They like sweetness, mine love chicken, and the simpler the better in our house. I grew up in HI so I guess I’m drawn to island flavors when I come up with a new recipe and that’s where this easy pineapple chicken comes into play. I bought a package of chicken thighs at the store and looked in my cupboard for something new that everyone in my house would love. I’ve made lots of teriyaki dishes so I thought of using the can of pineapple I had to bring a subtle taste of pineapple to our chicken this time and it came out great!
Doesn’t this just look amazing??
I will say it was probably the most tender chicken I’ve ever cooked and it was so easy to throw together (my style of cooking).
You could use chicken breasts but thighs are totally overlooked, inexpensive to buy, and probably have the most flavor on the whole bird if you ask me.
So let’s go with chicken thighs shall we…… I think the reason this easy pineapple chicken comes out so tender is not only is the meat itself tender, but it cooks/boils in pineapple juice which breaks down the tissue a bit and creates a melt in your mouth piece of meat.
If you’ve never tried it this is a great one to start with.
So let’s talk about dinnertime and eating together as a family. A few years ago we vowed to make this a priority and it has been such a great thing for us! Part of it is we all put aside the electronics, ask how our days have been, and really connect. If you haven’t made it a point to have family dinner time just start with once a week and go from there…I promise you, you won’t regret it.
When we focused on eating together more often I wanted to create more unique dishes because it would give us something to talk about, have my kids try new flavors, and well…I like to cook so it gave me a great excuse to cook something new more often. 😉
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This is what you’ll need to make this easy pineapple chicken dinner made with chicken thighs
- Chicken thighs
- Pineapple juice
- Pineapple chunks – or tidbits would work
- Brown sugar
- Soy sauce
- Cornstarch – to thicken the sauce a bit
If you have kids this definitely intrigues them, as mine love anything with fruit! You can thicken the sauce more after you take it out of the oven with a bit more cornstarch, but the amount I added at the beginning was enough for us and it did thicken a bit the longer it sat.
If you’re looking for a great chicken thigh recipe this is it…let us know what you think when you try it!!
Easy Pineapple Chicken
- Lay chicken thighs in an 8x8 pan, pour chunk pineapple on top. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Mix all ingredients together in a bowl, then whisk cornstarch into your sauce mixture until smooth.
- Pour pineapple liquid sauce over chicken and cover pan with foil.
- Put into oven and bake for approx 75 minutes (I'm a bit at altitude and my thighs were med. size so it took 1 hr and 30 min but checked after an hour and added 15 minutes until thighs looked cooked through).
- Remove foil, baste with liquid, and bake for additional 15 minutes or until thighs are just lightly browned on the top.
- Cook rice separately and serve over rice, or with butter noodles.
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