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Tropical Chicken Dinner Recipe

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The flavor and taste of this Tropical Chicken Dinner Recipe are crazy good! It’s savory and sweet – all in one! When it comes to delicious chicken recipes, add this one to your list.

Not only can you make it quickly for a weeknight dinner, but the flavor makes it simple to create all year long. This is such a simple chicken recipe!

If you’re hesitant about eating pineapple with chicken, don’t be. It’s such a perfect pairing and match! Most people associate ham with pineapple, but chicken is always at the top of my list.

If you’re a fan of Hawaiian Recipes, you have to check out this list of fun flavors!

Tropical Chicken Dinner Recipe

When I’m craving a hearty meal that is chicken-based, this is my go-to recipe. I love that the crockpot can take over and cook it perfectly every time.

The boys really like that each bite has a balance of sweetness to it, and I’m happy to see them filling their bellies and digging in!

If you want a new and unique way to cook chicken, I highly recommend this simple dish. I love the tropical flavors that come through and stand out!

Cooking with tropical fruits is a great way to bring a delicious new taste to your favorite recipes.

From pineapple, mango and papaya to guava, passion fruit, starfruit and dragonfruit, the list of tropical options really is endless.

Each one offers its own unique sweetness and distinct flavor that’s perfect for creating everything from smoothies and jams to tarts, cakes and salads.

Not only are these fruits incredibly versatile in the kitchen, they’re also incredibly nutritious too – packed full vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants that are sure to boost any dish.

Specialty Ingredients:

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Reminder, not all ingredients in the Pineapple Chicken Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for

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Make it a Meal:

Meal planning is a simple way that everyone in the family can be on the same page for dinner. I’ve been planning meals for years, and it’s one of my favorite things to do.

Vegetable Side: Easy Hawaiian Side Dish Recipes

Starch Side: Oven Roasted Red Potatoes Recipe

Refreshing Drink: Pineapple Mocktail

Don’t forget Dessert: Flavorful Tropical Puppy Chow Recipe

Best Chicken Recipes:

Once you make this Tropical Chicken with Pineapple Recipe, keep going with chicken! There are so many ways that you can cook and bake chicken so that it tastes unique.

Here are some of my favorite ways to cook chicken! They’re all perfect for the whole family to enjoy.

Do what I know and buy chicken when it’s on sale – and then make these easy recipes below!

This Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Peppers Recipe is a great way to add a bit of spice to your meal.

Check out how simple it is to make this Chicken Chili Lime Soup Recipe!

Sticky Chicken is one that you won’t be able to forget!

Be careful with this Crockpot Candy Chicken! It’s addictive!

Easy Chicken Wraps are perfect for lunch or dinner!

I love how this Buffalo Chicken Ring Recipe tastes! So much fun to make!

You will crave more of this Chicken Bacon Ranch Cheeseball Recipe!

What are the best sides to pair with sweet chicken recipes?

Sweet chicken dishes pair especially well with contrasting flavors that can bring out the sweetness without being too overpowering.

Arugula salad with a lemon vinaigrette is a great way to cut through the richness of the main dish while still keeping it light.

For an extra punch of flavor, add in some roasted butternut squash and sweet onions to brighten the overall experience.

Hash browns are also an excellent accompaniment as they provide just enough salty, carb-filled crunchy goodness that plays off the sweetness perfectly. Additionally, mashed or roasted potatoes would complement this type of meal nicely.

Lastly, sautéed greens like kale or spinach will help to bring out all the flavors from the dish and give it even more depth.

More Tropical Recipes:

Tropical Chicken Dinner Recipe

Tropical Chicken Dinner Recipe

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 30 minutes

This Tropical Chicken Dinner Recipe is a great way to create a comfort food dish everyone will love and enjoy.


Pineapple Chicken Ingredients:

  • 8 chicken breast tenderloins
  • Salt & pepper
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1 cup can of drained pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon sesame seeds - garnish
  • 2 tablespoons parsley - garnish

Coconut Rice Ingredients:

  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • ½ teaspoon of sea salt
  • ½ cup unsweetened coconut
  • 4 greens onions, chopped


  1. Add pepper and salt to the chicken and place it in the slow cooker.
  2. Mix the melted butter, pineapple juice, brown sugar, chicken broth, soy sauce, honey, apple cider vinegar, sriracha, garlic powder, ginger, and pineapple in a bowl. Mix well and then pour over the chicken.
  3. Cook on low for 5 hours.
  4. Take the chicken out of the crockpot and set it aside.
  5. Add the cornstarch and 1/4 cup of water into the slow cooker.
  6. Stir in the onion and bell pepper.
  7. Put the chicken back into the crockpot and cook for 1 more hour on high until the sauce thickens and the added veggies are tender.
  8. Add water, coconut milk, and salt to a pan and boil to make the rice.
  9. Stir in the rice, and reduce the heat to low. Cook until the rice is tender.
  10. Take off the heat and stir in the coconut and green onion.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 369Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 656mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 6gSugar: 25gProtein: 20g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 2/28/2023

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