Low Calorie Dinner: Quick Pineapple Chicken Recipe

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Easy recipe for a healthy, low calorie quick pineapple chicken! From start to finish dinner can be ready in 10 minutes.

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Each 4 ounce chicken thigh with the sauce is 191 calories, 19 grams protein, 8 grams carbs, and 10 g of fat.

Why you should try this quick Pineapple chicken

If you are trying to eat lean foods, chicken is a great source of protein. I love eating chicken, but it can get boring unless you find different seasonings, marinades, or sauces to cook it with. That’s why I decided to create this sweet, quick pineapple chicken!

This is a simple meal to make that uses ingredients you probably already have lying around. I like to serve my pineapple chicken with broccoli and pineapple. These are low calorie additions to the meal that are filling and tasty! If you don’t have broccoli or pineapple, never fear. There are all kinds of other healthy side dishes you can pair with your main dish. I just try to have a fruit or veggie with each meal to support My Plate. Other sides you could try include asparagus, fruit kebabs, or one of these 9 grilled chicken salads.

Serve this quick pineapple chicken dinner with pineapple and broccoli for a low calorie dinner of 256 calories, 22 g protein, 22 g carbs, and 10 g fat!

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Quick Low Calorie Pineapple Chicken Recipe

Low calorie, and under 10 minutes, this pineapple chicken is a delicious dinner idea.
5 from 28 votes
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Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Hawaiian
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Low Fat
Keyword: Low calorie pineapple chicken
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 191cal
Author: Amy Roskelley

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken thighs boneless, skinless
  • 1 ounce soy sauce
  • 1 ounce pineapple juice
  • 1 ounce honey
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 pinch ground ginger
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Heat skillet to medium high and coat with olive oil. Once skillet is hot, add chicken thighs to sear. Do not crowd them (they won't stay dry enough to get a dry sear). Don't move them until you get the sear. Cook on both sides, about 3-4 minutes each.
  • Once almost cooked through, pour into your skillet a mixture of soy sauce, pineapple juice, honey, garlic and a pinch of ground ginger.
  • Let chicken cook in sauce until sauce reduces by half, 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and serve with pineapple and broccoli.

Nutrition

Serving: 4ounces | Calories: 191cal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 10g | Sodium: 451mg | Potassium: 16mg | Sugar: 7g
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Nutrition Facts
Quick Low Calorie Pineapple Chicken Recipe
Serving Size
 
4 ounces
Amount per Serving
Calories
191
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
10
g
15
%
Sodium
 
451
mg
20
%
Potassium
 
16
mg
0
%
Carbohydrates
 
8
g
3
%
Sugar
 
7
g
8
%
Protein
 
19
g
38
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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