Quick Island Chicken

Quick Island Chicken
Diana Rattray
  • Total: 30 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4 to 6

A flavorful sweet and sour pineapple barbecue sauce jazzes up this great tasting chicken. Serve the chicken with its sauce over rice or noodles.

The dish is a quick preparation and takes only about 15 minutes to cook. Have hot cooked rice ready, or make Asian style noodles.


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 bell pepper, coarsely chopped or cut into strips
  • 1 small onion, coarsely chopped or cut into strips
  • 1 1/2 to 2 pounds boneless chicken breast halves or tenders
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce, any brand you like, or homemade
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Steps to Make It

  1. Cut the chicken into strips or 2-inch chunks. Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper.

  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken, bell pepper, and onion. Cook, constantly stirring, until the chicken is browned.

  3. Combine the remaining ingredients in a bowl; pour over the chicken and vegetables and then stir to combine. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 8 to 12 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.

  4. Serve the chicken with hot cooked rice or noodles.

Serves 4 to 6.