Pineapple Chicken Recipe


  • can (20 oz.) pineapple chunks in juice, undrained
  • Tbsp. cornstarch
  • broiler-fryer chicken (3 lb.), cut into pieces, skin removed
  • 1/2 cup KRAFT Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing
  • Tbsp. brown sugar
  • whole cloves
  • cinnamon stick
  • bay leaves
  • slices OSCAR MAYER Bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 15 slices OSCAR MAYER Deli Fresh Honey Ham, chopped
  • onion, chopped
  • cloves garlic, chopped
  • Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley


1-Drain pineapple, reserving juice. Dissolve cornstarch in 2 Tbsp. reserved juice; set remaining juice aside for later use. Cook chicken in Dutch oven or deep large skillet on medium heat 5 min. or until evenly browned, turning occasionally. Stir in dressing, remaining pineapple juice, pineapple chunks, sugar, cloves, cinnamon stick and bay leaves. Cover; cook 20 min. on medium-low heat or until chicken is done (165ºF).
2-Meanwhile, cook bacon in medium skillet until crisp; drain. Return bacon to skillet. Add ham, onions and garlic; cook on medium heat 5 to 8 min. or until onions are golden brown, stirring frequently.
3-Add cornstarch to chicken mixture; cook and stir 1 min. or until sauce is slightly thickened. Discard cloves, cinnamon stick and bay leaves. Reserve 1/2 cup bacon mixture. Add remaining to chicken mixture; mix well. Serve topped with reserved bacon mixture and parsley.

Nutrition Facts

                                                  % Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g                                      18%
Saturated Fat 3.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 85mg                            28%
Sodium 690mg                                 30%
Total Carbohydrates 25g                9%
Dietary Fibers 1g                                4%
Sugars 20g                                         40%
Protein 28g                                        56%
Vitamin A                                              4%
Vitamin C                                            20%
Calcium                                                  4%
Iron                                                         10%

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