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Pineapple Chicken Tenders Recipe
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Pineapple Chicken Tenders
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Pineapple Chicken Tenders

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Original recipe makes 10 appetizer servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    1 hr 10 mins


  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, mix pineapple juice, brown sugar, and soy sauce. Remove from heat just before the mixture comes to a boil.
  2. Place chicken tenders in a medium bowl. Cover with the pineapple marinade, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat grill for medium heat. Thread chicken lengthwise onto wooden skewers.
  4. Lightly oil the grill grate. Grill chicken tenders 5 minutes per side, or until juices run clear. They cook quickly, so watch them closely.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 08, 2004

This is a fantastic recipe..especially made on the grill. I'm concerned with the comment made by PJBAHR who said they saved the marinade and added pineapple tidbits and served on the side with the chicken. Please don't EVER reuse a marinade as a condiment or dipping sauce that raw chicken has been marinating in UNLESS you boil it first! run the risk of salmonella poisoning. (You should do this with any type of marinade, no matter what kind of meat is used). Thanks for the great recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 02, 2010

I felt this made the chicken taste like it was bad; DH said it tasted "okay" but doesn't want it made again. Not for us, but thanks for the recipe.

Jun 17, 2010

Very tasty. Made a couple of changes to the 2nd round to suit my family's taste. Added 2 tablespoons sherry, 1 tablespoon sesame oil, 1/4 teaspoon fresh finely ground ginger, 1/2 teaspoon fresh pressed garlic. With the additional seasonings, this recipe is a power punch of flavor!!! Yum!

Feb 19, 2007

Instead of BBQ'ing, I marinated the chicken for about two hours, then "fried" it in a 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil. I made a lot of extra marinade and warmed it up with some pineapple chunks. I served it over white rice, and used the extra marinade for a dressing for the rice. This recipe was incredible, and a huge hit at our dinner party. I can't wait to have it again!

Feb 04, 2005

Create a dipping sauce from the following ingredients to accompany the grilled tenders: 1 cup of pineapple sauce (create by placing in blender) 1/4 cup plain yogurt 2 Tbsp. honey Blend all ingredients together and chill while tenders are grilling. Serve dipping sauce with tenders and sliced pineapple rings.

Jan 25, 2004

I used skinless boneless chicken breasts and added a generous tsp. of ground ginger and 2 tsp. of garlic powder. I also grilled the chicken with the pineapple chunks. Wonderful, wonderful chicken! I boiled the marinade and served it over plain white rice. The chicken tasted too good to have a sauce!

May 01, 2006

This was so good and so easy to make. I used others' recommendations and added a little grated ginger to the marinade and also before serving, thickened the marinade with some corn starch and served warm for a dipping sauce. Even my picky son who hates EVERYTHING but the plainest of foods used the sauce. I used 6 boneless breasts for 4 people and next time will use 8. They were cleaned up in a flash and all were asking for more. I cut the chicken in thick strips, two or three, depending on the size of the breast, and then skewered them in an "s" fashion on the skewers. Next time, I will marinate longer. I opened a can of pineapple rings and there was exactly 1 cup of juice in there. I served the pineapple and made some rice and had a great meal.

Sep 13, 2003

I thought these were great. I threw some spices in the marinade while it simmered, then marinated the chicken for about 3 hours. I skewered it with slices of green pepper, onion, and pineapple, and grilled, then served over rice pilaf. What a great, healthy meal- and SO easy to clean up! I think heating the marinade ingredients really helps meld the flavors and influence the taste.


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  • Calories
  • 160 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14.7 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 52 mg
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 2.2 g
  • 3%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 19.4 g
  • 39%
  • Sodium
  • 332 mg
  • 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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