Garlic Butter Pineapple Chicken

Friday 15 November 2019

Garlic Butter Pineapple Chicken. I needed something quick and easy to cook for our dinner today as I had a day chocker-block full of appointments!  You can't beat stir fries for being quick and easy!  

I love chicken and I have to say this Pineapple Chicken Stir fry is fabulous!  The chicken is tender and juicy and bursting with lovely savory sweet flavors. 

Garlic Butter Pineapple Chicken  

If you are looking for a chicken dish which is bursting with flavor and a tasty way to cook chicken breasts which will keep them moist and flavorful and full on delicious, then this is the recipe for you!

I adapted this tasty chicken stir fry from one I found on Eating Well 101.  I had pinned it several weeks ago and today was the perfect day to try it out!

Simple ingredients are whisked together to form a simple sauce.  It uses honey, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, seasoning, parsley flakes and sweet chili sauce (my own addition.)

I love sweet chili sauce. It allows you to pack in a little bit of heat and some garlic as well, without it going over the top.

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are cut into thin slices or fingers and stir fried in a mix of butter and olive oil.

How simple can you get?

Don't be tempted to over cook them. The cook times suggested are perfect.  

Only one minute per side does the trick.

You then add some pineapple chunks, well drained if you use tinned. 

You can use fresh pineapple also. Both work perfectly.

Stir fry that with the chicken for a few more minutes. 

I like the pineapple to get a bit golden . . . caramelized a bit on the edges. Oh so tasty.

Then you just stir in that flavorful sauce you whisked together at the start!  

Lemon juice, honey, 1 TBS of olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, parsley and sweet chili. Simple ingredients most of us have in our larder all the time.

A brief cook time to glaze the chicken and pineapple and dinner is served!

It doesn't get much easier than this!!

I steamed some white rice and broccoli to serve along side . . .

I love rice with dishes like this.  Usually Basmati rice, but any rice will do.  Today it was tender stem broccoli. Love, LOVE the stuff!

This was colorful, delicious and healthy!

What more could you ask for?

If you are a fan of tender, juicy and flavorful chicken, then you are going to be a fan of this! I guarantee!

Yield: 4

Garlic Butter Pineapple Chicken

Garlic Butter Pineapple Chicken

Tender, juicy and delicious. I like to serve this with some steamed rice and broccoli for a quick and simple supper!


  • 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 1/2 pineapple, peeled, halved and cut into chunks (you can also use a well drained tin of pineapple chunks)
  • 1 TBS butter
  • 2 TBS light olive oil, divided
  • 1 TBS runny honey
  • 4 large cloves of garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 2 TBS fresh lemon juice
  • 1 TBS dried parsley flakes
  • 1 TBS sweet chili sauce
  • salt and black pepper to taste


How to cook Garlic Butter Pineapple Chicken

  1. Whisk the lemon juice, honey, 1 TBS of olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, parsley and sweet chili sauce together in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Heat the remaining TBS of olive oil in a large skillet along with the butter. Once the butter begins to foam add the chicken strips in a single layer. Season lightly. Cook for approximately 1 minute per side turning them over halfway through the cook time.  Add the pineapple chunks and cook for a further 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add the honey garlic sauce from the bowl and cook for a further 2 minutes, stirring to coat the chicken and the pineapple with the sauce.
  3. Serve hot with steamed rice.  Enjoy!

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I am thinking slices of pork tenderloin would also be wonderful done this way as would gammon.  I really hope you will try it. Its pure deliciousness!  

Note - if you want it a tad spicier you could add some Sriacha sauce!

Garlic Butter Pineapple Chicken 

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