Easy Dinner Ideas: Pineapple Chicken

I am always on the hunt for easy low/no carb dinner ideas which involves less prep and cooking time. Adding fresh fruits is a great way to upgrade any meat dish – it  brings freshness into the dish and makes it something different from the usual! For me pineapples and chicken can never go wrong!

Preparation: Good for 2-3 people

  • Chicken pieces into small pieces (preferably boneless – we like it with bones)-500gms
  • 1 cup pineapple, diced
  • 1 red pepper, roughly chopped
  • 1 red onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 tea spoon garlic powder
  • 1 lime, juice and zest
  • 1/2 tea spoon smoked paprika/red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tea spoon red chili flakes
  • 1 table spoon oil
  • Spring onion (for garnish)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

In a baking dish, toss all the ingredients and let it sit in the fridge for 1-2 hours (best, if kept overnight). This is great since it can be prepared a day in advance for a party or gathering.

After just 5 mins of prep and an hour or so marination, pop in to the oven at 400F for 25-30 mins, till the chicken is cooked through and the pineapples start to caramelize.

This dish can be easily made on a skillet too if you don’t have an oven. Just add in the pineapples and the bell-peppers once the chicken is half done.

It can be served hot immediately after taking it out of the oven with some rice, quinoa / couscous (if going full-on healthy) as a side.

The star of this dish, pineapples, lend a sweet and sour taste to the dish, the lemon juice adds to the tartness and the other spices (paprika, red chilli flakes, garlic powder and pepper) pack a flavourful punch, making the dish so delish!

The next best thing to the sheer amazing-ness of the taste of this dish is that it is flippin’ easy to make!

This juicy flavourful Pineapple Chicken recipe has been a favourite of ours for quite some time now, and I seriously hope you will all enjoy this recipe as much as my hubby and I do!

Till then,

Bon Appétit

Rhea xx



  1. Sanjukta maitra
    August 15, 2017 / 3:31 am

    Your lovely pics makes the dish more delicious. .A very good.recipe more so because its quick and easy. Would alpreciate if you post some more such.quick recipes.

  2. August 25, 2017 / 4:08 am

    Great photos and recipe! I am going to try this soon!

    PS, you have a fantastic and inspiring blog!

    • August 25, 2017 / 4:13 am

      Thank you so much !
      Let me know how it went 😊

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *