Pineapple Chicken and Rice

Pineapple Chicken and Rice is a vibrant dish that brings the essence of tropical flavor into your kitchen. This delightful combination of juicy pineapple and tender chicken, seasoned with thyme and cooked to perfection, offers a balance of sweet and savory that tantalizes the taste buds. Served over a bed of fluffy rice, each bite is infused with the rich, tangy sauce made from Dijon mustard, honey, and the natural juices of the pineapple.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

  • Perfect blend of sweet and savory flavors
  • Easy to make with simple ingredients
  • Vibrant and visually appealing dish
  • Ideal for a quick weeknight meal or a special occasion


  • 1 and a half pounds boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 can (20 oz.) sliced pineapple (juice reserved)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 servings of cooked rice


  1. Season chicken breasts with thyme, salt, and pepper.
  2. In a skillet over medium heat, brown the chicken in vegetable oil.
  3. Drain the pineapple slices, reserving the juice for the sauce.
  4. Mix cornstarch with 2 oz. of the reserved pineapple juice in a small bowl and set aside.
  5. In another bowl, combine the remaining pineapple juice, Dijon mustard, honey, and minced garlic.
  6. Add the Dijon mixture to the skillet, reduce heat to low, and cover. Simmer for 15 minutes.
  7. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  8. Stir the cornstarch mixture again, then add it to the skillet. Bring to a boil and stir constantly for 2 minutes until the sauce thickens.
  9. Reduce the heat, return the chicken to the skillet, and flip to coat in the sauce.
  10. Arrange the pineapple slices around and on top of the chicken in the skillet. Cover and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes to heat the pineapple through.
  11. Serve the chicken and pineapple over cooked rice.

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: 25 minutes | Total Time: 35 minutes
Kcal: 350 kcal per serving | Servings: 4 servings


  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat gently in the microwave or on the stovetop before serving.

Recipe Tips:

  • For added freshness, garnish with chopped cilantro or green onions before serving.
  • Feel free to customize the dish by adding your favorite vegetables like bell peppers or snap peas.
  • Adjust the sweetness of the sauce by varying the amount of honey to suit your taste preferences.

Enjoy the delightful flavors of Pineapple Chicken and Rice with this easy-to-follow recipe!”

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