Baked BBQ Pineapple chicken recipe is the perfect meal idea for family dinner or a big get together. It is easy and delicious but tastes like you spent all day in the kitchen. It is so tasty but only requires 3 simple ingredients!

Close up image of BBQ Pineapple chicken on a plate with a side of rice.

Baked Pineapple Chicken Recipe

This is one of those recipes that you can make for a lazy day or to serve when people come over. It is easy but it tastes like you spent more work than just dumping stuff in a pan!

This recipe is also great to throw together for a freezer dinner or to bring to a family that just had a baby.

The pineapple and BBQ blend together for such a tangy and sweet sauce that is amazing in each bite. Your family will love this meal.

You only need 3 ingredients to get dinner on the table for your family and it will be a huge hit!

Close up image of BBQ Pineapple chicken on a plate with a side of rice.

What do you serve with Barbeque Chicken with Pineapple?

While your chicken is cooking, make one of these amazing sides.

  • Serve it with Rice – Serve it over rice and you have a full meal. It is that easy. Freeze rice and you can make this meal even easier. I love to grab the rice from the freezer and we all can enjoy a really easy meal.
  • Add a Salad – Sometimes we also add a simple side salad
  • Steam some Broccoli – Learn how to steam broccoli in the microwave for another easy side idea.

The Pineapple BBQ Sauce tastes amazing!

Spoon this remaining barbecue sauce over the rice for a great meal. I could eat this sauce by the spoonful it is so flavorful.

You can even learn how to make this Easy Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe. It is very cost effective and so easy to make.

Ingredients needed - chicken breast, salt and pepper, BBQ sauce, pineapple chunks, olive oil

Ingredients:

  • Chicken Breasts
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Honey Barbecue Sauce
  • Pineapple Chunks
  • Olive Oil

How to make Baked BBQ Pineapple Chicken:

  • Prepare Oven – Preheat oven to 400 degrees G.
  • Spray Pan – Spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Season Chicken – Lay the chicken out in the pan. Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
Chicken in a baking dish with a pineapples and BBQ sauce on the side.
  • Top with Pineapple and BBQ Sauce – Then top the chicken with the barbecue sauce and pineapple.
Chicken in a baking dish with pineapple on top.
Chicken with BBQ Sauce and pineapple in a baking dish.
  • Bake Chicken – Bake in preheated medium high heat oven for 30-40 minutes until the chicken has an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.

How long to Bake Chicken Breast?

We love baking chicken. We are either grilling or baking chicken weekly. Getting it done at the right temperature makes sure that your chicken doesn’t get dried out. It will depend on the size and thickness of your chicken.

Make sure to use a meat thermometer to ensure that you chicken is done. Always make sure the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees.

  • Bake 350 degrees – It will take your chicken about 30 minutes to be done.
  • Baking at 375 degrees – Bake chicken for about 25 minutes.
  • Bake at 400 degrees – Bake chicken for about 22 minutes.
Close up image of BBQ Pineapple chicken on a plate with a side of rice.

Can you make BBQ Pineapple Chicken in the crock pot?

Yes, throw it in the crock pot and come home to dinner ready and waiting. We love this option if we are going to be gone all day and need dinner when we come home.

Variations Ideas:

  • Change the Chicken – We used chicken breast but you can use chicken thighs or chicken tenderloin.
  • Add in Vegetables – Add bell peppers, green onions, or chopped broccoli for a complete meal.
  • Crushed Pineapple – Use crushed pineapple instead of pineapple chunks.
  • Add Soy Sauce – We occasionally will add some soy sauce to change the flavor.
Baked pineapple BBQ chicken in a 9x13 pan.

What can I add to this Baked Pineapple BBQ chicken recipe?

This recipe is amazing as is but sometimes I like to add red onion and bell pepper. It not only adds a gorgeous pop of color but really enhances the flavor even more in this barbecue chicken.

Can this Barbecue Pineapple Chicken be made ahead of time?

Yes, this is a great meal to prepare ahead of time. If you are planning on serving for a party or a weeknight meal, prepare it the night before.

Just place in the refrigerator covered with saran wrap and then when you are ready, bake.

Can this meal be BBQ Chicken frozen?

Yes, this is a great to meal to prepare for your freezer. You can freeze up to 3 months until ready to cook. Thaw overnight in the fridge and cook the next day.

No worries if you forget to thaw it. Just toss it right in the crock pot and cook on low for 8 hours. If you have trouble getting it out of the bag, run water on the outside of the bag and it should come right out.

It really isn’t any trouble to double this recipe. I normally make one for dinner and the other for the freezer. Then I have another great meal to use on a busy day.

Since you already have all the ingredients out, it is very simple to make 2 portions.

Close up image of BBQ Pineapple chicken on a plate with a side of rice.

How to Store Leftovers:

This is one of my favorite meals to meal plan with. The leftover chicken can be store in an air tight container for 3-5 days in the refrigerator.

If you want to meal prep with this meal, you can place it individual containers with some rice and vegetables. This saves time and money.

Print this Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken Recipe below:

Baked Pineapple BBQ Chicken

4.84 from 6 votes
Baked Pineapple BBQ chicken recipe is the perfect meal idea and only requires 3 ingredients. It is easy to make and taste amazing.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 4
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 484
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 4 Chicken Breasts (boneless, skinless)
  • 1 cup Honey Barbecue Sauce (I used low sugar but regular will work)
  • 1 can Pineapple Chunks (20 oz can, drained)
  • 2 tsp Olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees G.
  • Spray a 9×13 pan with non stick spray.
  • Lay the chicken out in the pan. Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
  • Then top the chicken with the pineapple and the barbecue sauce.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 30-40 minutes until the chicken has an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate any leftover chicken in an air tight container for up to 5-6 days.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 484kcal, Carbohydrates 51g, Protein 49g, Fat 8g, Saturated Fat 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 3g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 145mg, Sodium 1289mg, Potassium 1181mg, Fiber 3g, Sugar 44g, Vitamin A 300IU, Vitamin C 16mg, Calcium 59mg, Iron 2mg

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  1. HI, I want to make this recipe but am a bit confused. I not sure I have ever seen a 28 oz. can of crushed pineapple. Would this be an 8 oz. can or a 20 oz. can of crushed pineapple. Thanks.

  2. 4 stars
    I got a bunch of frozen chicken breasts when they were on sale, they are pretty thin already. Do you think I could make this using the pre-frozen breasts instead?

  3. Loy – They have a 28 oz can in the grocery stores near me. If they don’t have them in yours, I would use 1 of each of the 20 oz and 8 oz cans. Thank you!