Quick Pineapple Chicken

Low Calorie Dinner: Quick Pineapple Chicken Recipe

February 16, 2024

Easy recipe for a healthy, low calorie quick pineapple chicken! From start to finish dinner can be ready in 10 minutes.

Why you should try this Quick Pineapple Chicken

If you are trying to eat lean foods, chicken is a great source of protein. I love eating chicken, but it can get boring unless you find different seasonings, marinades, or sauces to cook it with. That’s why I decided to create this sweet, quick pineapple chicken!

This is a simple meal to make that uses ingredients you probably already have lying around. I like to serve my pineapple chicken with broccoli and pineapple. These are low calorie additions to the meal that are filling and tasty! If you don’t have broccoli or pineapple, never fear. There are all kinds of other healthy side dishes you can pair with your main dish. Other sides you could try include asparagus, fruit kebabs, or one of these 9 grilled chicken salads.

Quick Pineapple Chicken

Recipe by: Amy Roskelley of Health Beet
Makes 4 Servings
Prep Time: 1 minutes: Cook Time: 10 minutes: Total Time: 11 minutes


  • 1 lb chicken thighs boneless, skinless
  • 1 ounce soy sauce
  • 1 ounce pineapple juice
  • 1 ounce honey
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 pinch ground ginger
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat skillet to medium high and coat with olive oil. Once skillet is hot, add chicken thighs to sear. Do not crowd them (they won't stay dry enough to get a dry sear). Don't move them until you get the sear. Cook on both sides, about 3-4 minutes each.
  2. Once almost cooked through, pour into your skillet a mixture of soy sauce, pineapple juice, honey, garlic and a pinch of ground ginger.
  3. Let chicken cook in sauce until sauce reduces by half, 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and serve with pineapple and broccoli.

Nutritional Info

Calories 191; Carbohydrates 8 grams; Fat 10 grams; Protein 19 grams

Amy Roskelley is a health & fitness professional and owner of Health Beet

Quick Pineapple Chicken
Amy Roskelley


Amy Roskelley is a health & fitness professional with a Bachelors of Science in Community Health from BYU. She is a Certified Personal Trainer (ACE), Certified Personal Chef (IAP), and Certified as a Nutrition & Wellness Consultant (AFPA). She is the founder of the health and fitness blog, Health Beet and the creator of many low calorie recipes author of weight loss books. Read more articles by Amy!
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