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Ooooh, I ate good for lunch today! 🤤 I whipped up this really easy Skillet Pineapple BBQ Chicken, spooned it over some rice, and fixed a little broccoli for the side. I love skillet chicken dishes because the browning action that you get in a skillet makes super flavorful pan sauces without the need for a million ingredients. This sauce combines sweet pineapple, tangy BBQ sauce, and savory chicken drippings for a to-die-for sauce. So easy and delicious, so little needed. This is the perfect easy weeknight dinner!


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce (use your favorite store-bought or homemade BBQ sauce)
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks (fresh or canned)
  • 1/2 cup sliced red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro (optional, for garnish)
  • Cooked rice or quinoa, for serving


  1. Season and Sear the Chicken:
    • Season both sides of the chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
    • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken breasts to the skillet and cook for about 5-6 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and cooked through. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  2. Prepare the Sauce:
    • In the same skillet, pour in the BBQ sauce. Add the pineapple chunks and sliced red onion. Stir to combine and bring the mixture to a simmer.
  3. Simmer the Chicken:
    • Return the cooked chicken breasts to the skillet, nestling them into the BBQ sauce and pineapple mixture.
    • Allow the chicken to simmer in the sauce for another 5-10 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together and the sauce to thicken slightly. Ensure the chicken is heated through.
  4. Serve:
    • Once the chicken is done and the sauce has thickened to your liking, remove the skillet from the heat.
    • Garnish with chopped fresh cilantro, if desired.
    • Serve the Skillet Pineapple BBQ Chicken over cooked rice or quinoa, spooning extra sauce, pineapple, and onions over the chicken.
  5. Enjoy:
    • Enjoy this delicious and flavorful meal with your favorite side dishes. The combination of sweet pineapple, tangy BBQ sauce, and tender chicken is sure to be a hit!

This Skillet Pineapple BBQ Chicken is perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or entertaining guests. It’s a crowd-pleaser that’s bursting with tropical flavors. Give it a try and savor the taste of this delightful dish!


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