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Sweet Ninja Foodi Pineapple Chicken

Ninja Foodi pineapple chicken is great served on top of rice. Cooked in no time with peppers and sweet fruit your family will love this pressure cooker meal. 

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If you’re looking for something new to try, give our Ninja Foodi pineapple chicken a whirl! A sweet and savory chicken recipe served on top of a bed of rice or alone, even your kids are sure to love this. If you’re obsessed with your new pressure cooker too, I have an easy step by step Ninja Foodi recipe for you to try tonight.

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  1. You can bookmark our Ninja air fryer recipes page, we add to that weekly.
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Pineapple is great to cook with chicken because not only does it make it sweet, but it creates the tenderest meat ever.

Throw in some bell peppers for texture and flavor and your meal is almost complete.

Pineapple Chicken

Ninja Foodi pineapple chicken

  1. Boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs
  2. Pineapple + some of the juice
  3. Bell peppers
  4. Onion
  5. Olive oil
  6. Garlic and ginger
  7. Soy sauce
  8. Brown sugar
  9. Chicken broth
  10. Cornstarch to thicken at the end

We serve this over Ninja Foodi rice but the side dish is up to you.

ninja foodi pineapple chicken

If you’re new to pressure cooking, welcome! It is easier than you think. Once you make a few recipes you will understand how it works and feel like a pro. 

Ninja Foodi Chicken

  1. Set your pot to the saute function and add your olive oil.
  2. Add your diced onions and bite size chicken. Cook until outside of chicken pieces are no longer pink.
  3. Sprinkle in garlic and seasonings, stir. 
  4. Pour in soy sauce, brown sugar, broth and stir together.
  5. Pineapple and bell peppers are added last.
  6. Close lid and steam valve and set to high pressure for 6 minutes, followed by a quick release.
  7. Turn pot to saute again. In a small bowl whisk together cornstarch and water until smooth, add this in.
  8. Allow contents in bowl to bubble and sauce will thicken. Serve.

This whole process should take about 15 minutes to cook with time to pressurize.

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Ninja Foodi Pineapple Chicken

Ninja Foodi pineapple chicken is great served on top of rice. Cooked in no time with peppers and sweet fruit your family will love this pressure cooker meal.
Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American, hawaiian
Keyword chicken, instant pot, ninja foodi, pineapple, pressure cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 381kcal
Author The Typical Mom



  • Select saute function and then add the oil wait a minute to heat up. Next add the onion
    and saute until soft, about 3 minutes. Add the chicken and saute until outsides are no longer pink.

  • Next add the garlic and cook 1 minute then add ginger powder, red pepper
    flakes, salt, black pepper and give the ingredients a good stir.
  • Pour in the soy sauce, brown sugar, pineapple juice, broth.
  • Lastly gently mix in the pineapple pieces and bell pepper, stir until well combined. Turn the pot off now.
  • Put pressure cooker lid on, close steam valve and set to pressure cook high for 6 minutes. Do a quick release of steam and lift lid.
  • Set pot to saute again. In a small container combine the 2 tbsp. of cornstarch with 3 tbsp. of water, whisk until there are not lumps. Add this into your pot and stir.
  • Allow to bubble and thicken. Serve over rice with sauce drizzled on top.
Nutrition Facts
Ninja Foodi Pineapple Chicken
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 381 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 85mg28%
Sodium 1033mg45%
Potassium 442mg13%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 861IU17%
Vitamin C 60mg73%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Carol Ryan

Saturday 15th of August 2020

Just made this and it is amazing better than any sauce you can buy. My family loved it and want it again. Once again a super recipe from you.😊

The Typical Mom

Saturday 15th of August 2020

Glad it was a hit


Monday 20th of April 2020

Delicious! It took more like an hour though (the cooking only takes 15 but the prep and mixing and stirring and combining and simmering and cooling isn’t factored in)

Jennifer Wood

Monday 6th of January 2020

This sounds so good! Thanks!


Monday 23rd of December 2019

This is so similar to an earlier recipe that was done in the oven. Would the time have to be adjusted if using thighs instead of breasts?

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