Baked Pineapple Chicken With Ginger

Baked chicken with pineapple
Diana Rattray
Ratings (4)
  • Total: 80 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 70 mins
  • Yield: 4 to 6 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
711 Calories
36g Fat
25g Carbs
71g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 711
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 36g 46%
Saturated Fat 10g 49%
Cholesterol 221mg 74%
Sodium 262mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Protein 71g
Calcium 73mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This simple, tasty baked chicken is flavored with pineapple, candied ginger, and green onions. The recipe is made with chicken parts. Use fresh or canned pineapple slices or pineapple chunks in this recipe.

This can be made with chicken thighs as well. For crispy skin, brown the chicken pieces in a small amount of oil on the stovetop first. Or, when the dish is done, put it under the broiler just until the chicken and pineapple are slightly browned.

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crumbled
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 to 4 pounds chicken parts or split breasts
  • 10 to 12 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped candied (crystallized) ginger
  • 4 pineapple slices, cut in half

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 375 F (190 C/Gas 5). Line a large, shallow baking pan with foil or spray with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. Combine the salt, pepper, and rosemary; rub the mixture on the chicken parts to coat thoroughly.

  3. Place the chicken in the prepared baking pan and sprinkle with the chopped green onions.

  4. Mix the pineapple juice and candied ginger and pour over all.

  5. Bake, uncovered, for about 45 to 55 minutes, or until chicken is done. Baste with juices several times.

  6. About 10 to 15 minutes before the chicken is done, top it with the pineapple slices.

  7. Serve the chicken with hot cooked rice and green beans or steamed broccoli

Expert Tips

Crispy Skin Chicken Rub the salt, pepper, and rosemary over the chicken pieces. Heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a heavy skillet over medium heat. Place the chicken pieces in the hot oil and cook, turning, until the skin is browned and crispy. Place the chicken in the prepared baking pan and proceed with the recipe.