This mini Pineapple Chicken casserole is a delightful dinner dish that combines the sweetness of pineapple with savory chicken and a blend of complementary flavors. This easy-to-make recipe offers a perfect balance of tangy and savory flavors. Now, doesn’t this just make you want to have pineapple chicken for dinner!

If you are a fan of casseroles for dinner then don’t miss my very popular 1-lb meatloaf recipe, classic cottage pie, or my old-fashioned tuna casserole and chicken raphaël for one.

Pineapple chicken over bed of rice on white plate.

Ingredients Notes

Just 5 ingredients; 4 pantry staples and boneless chicken breast for a scrumptiously delicious dinner for one.

  • Chicken: Boneless skinless thin sliced works well for this recipe, you can also use chicken thighs.
  • Pineapple: The recipe calls for crushed canned pineapple. Don’t use fresh or frozen unless you want to crush it so there is a nice texture with small bits and the juices are extracted. This really is not worth the effort when canned works so well.
  • Teriyaki Sauce: If you don’t have teriyaki you can make your own by combining in a small saucepan: 1/4 cup water, 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil, 1 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoons brown sugar, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 1/4 teaspoon honey, 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic , and 1/8–1/4 teaspoon fresh minced ginger. In a small bowl, mix 1 tablespoon cornstarch with 2 tablespoons cold water to make a slurry; set aside. Bring the ingredients in the saucepan to a simmer over medium heat. Gradually add the slurry to the saucepan, whisking constantly. Continue whisking until the sauce thickens to your desired consistency, which will happen after a few minutes of simmering. Remove from heat and use immediately.

Recipe Notes

  • Serve the pineapple chicken casserole hot, garnished with chopped green onions or cilantro if desired. It pairs well with steamed rice or noodles, making it a complete and satisfying meal.
Collage of pineapple chicken recipe steps.

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Pineapple chicken over a bed of rice on white plate.

Pineapple Chicken Casserole

Pineapple and chicken go together so well. Tender chicken, pineapple, and teriyaki give this recipe a succulent and not overly sweet-flavor.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Marinating Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 343kcal
Author:Sydney Dawes

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon teriyaki sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • cup crushed pineapple
  • 6 ounces boneless chicken breast

Instructions

  • Lightly oil a small baking dish and arrange the chicken in the casserole dish.
  • In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients and mix well. Pour the mixture over the chicken. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour 30 minutes.
  • Remove from refrigerator and stir to mix ingredients. Cover lightly with aluminum foil and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30- 35 minutes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1casserole | Calories: 343kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 888mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g
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