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Baked Pineapple Chicken

Baked Pineapple Chicken Thighs  in  roast pineapple and slightly garlicky spicy sauce. Juicy, tender and loaded with flavor. A great family meal that would please adults and kids alike.
Course Main
Cuisine Fusion
Keyword baked chicken, chicken recipes, pineapple chicken
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 5 -6
Calories 105kcal
Author Immaculate Bites

Ingredients

Chicken Rub (Sub Creole Seasoning)

  • 2 ½ - 3 pound chicken thighs , about 5-6
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon white pepper
  • ½ teaspoon bouillon powder , you may replace with salt

Pineapple Glazed Chicken

  • 1 tablespoon or more cooking oil
  • 2 cups chopped pineapple
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • ¼ cup onion
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon pepper sauce or sriracha (optional)
  • 2 cups pineapple Juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 sprig of thyme
  • pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Trim chicken of excess fat and pat dry with a cloth or paper napkin.
  • Wash chicken thighs, wipe with a paper towel. Salt and pepper the chicken. 
  • Combine the spices and mix well. Sprinkle both sides with generous amount of the spice blend.
  •  Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F. Place about 1 tablespoon or more of oil in a cast iron, or frying pan.
  • Add chicken to the pan and sear for about 3-4 minutes on each side or until slightly browned. It’s going to finish up browning in the oven. Set aside. Clean the pan if there are any burns.
  • In the same pan, add pineapple and brown for about 7 minutes or until pineapple is caramelized.
  • Add garlic, onions, smoked paprika, and pepper sauce or sriracha (optional).
  • Add about 2 cups of pineapple juice and honey bring to a boil. Let it simmer for about 2 minutes. Adjust for seasoning with about 1-2 teaspoons more of chicken rub spices.
  • Place the chicken back in the cast iron with a sprig of thyme, then bake for about 35-40 minutes until the chicken is done.
  • Remove from oven let it cool before serving. You may garnish with parsley.

Notes

  1. Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.

Nutrition

Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 5715mg | Potassium: 218mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 235IU | Vitamin C: 43.1mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg