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Pineapple BBQ Baked Chicken Breast

This Pineapple BBQ Baked Chicken Breast is the easiest recipe you can make. Chicken breast baked in the most delicious sweet and tangy barbecue sauce with fresh pineapple and bacon. The baked bbq chicken is the ultimate combination of summer flavors!

This baked chicken breast is wonderful paired with creamy Mashed Potatoes and Fresh Coleslaw or sweet Corn on the Cob, for an easy, excellent chicken dinner.

Oven baked chicken in a casserole dish with a spoon.

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Hey, hey! Valentina with Valentina’s Corner sharing our favorite Baked Chicken Breast Recipe!

This baked bbq chicken breast recipe doesn’t get any better. Not only is it super easy to make (seriously 10 minute prep time), it’s packed with so much flavor but has only 6 ingredients. The combination of pineapple and barbecue with chicken is so good, the recipe just tastes Hawaiian, like this Pineapple Fried Rice.

This recipe will remind you of a Hawaiian pizza, but without the carbs from the dough.

Baked chicken breast in a baking dish topped with bacon and pineapple.

How to Make BBQ Baked Chicken:

  1. Cut bacon into bite-sized pieces and saute in a skillet until crispy (don’t overcook, the bacon will finish cooking in the oven).
  2. Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine the barbecue sauce, brown sugar, and hot sauce (or Sriracha). Spread some sauce in the bottom of the baking dish.
  3. Lightly pound chicken to an even thickness then season both sides with salt and pepper and transfer to the baking dish.
  4. Cut pineapple into bite-sized pieces and add to the baking dish along with the cooked bacon.
  5. Pour barbecue sauce over everything. Bake the chicken dish uncovered for 25-30 minutes.

Collage how to prepare and make oven baked chicken in a casserole dish.

How Long to Bake Chicken Breast?

Baking chicken breast is so easy and the time will slightly vary depending on the size of the breast and the temperature you bake the chicken at (and of course, any added toppings may add to the baking time). You always want the internal temperature of the chicken to be 165°F, measuring the thickest part of the chicken. 

  • 350°F – The baking time will be about 28-33 minutes.
  • 375°F – The baking time will be somewhere between 25-30 minutes.
  • 400°F – You’ll want to bake the chicken between 22-26 minutes.

Easy bbq baked chicken breast recipe make from scratch with just 6 ingredients!

What Kind of Barbecue Sauce do I use?

This recipe was tested with Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue sauce and a sweet BBQ sauce works best with this recipe. You are more than welcome to try the recipe with your favorite BBQ sauce, however, it will change the flavor profile.

Can I Make the BBQ Chicken Breast in Advance?

Yes! This oven-baked dish is perfect to prepare the morning of or night before if you are planning a party! It’s especially great if you will be in a rush and need a quick dinner.

Oven baked chicken with bbq sauce, bacon and pineapples in a baking dish.

The flavors of this chicken bake are exciting. If you like to try unique combinations, you are in for a treat! The sweetness from the pineapples combined with a bit of a kick from the hot sauce in barbecue is amazing on this tender oven-baked chicken.

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Pineapple BBQ Baked Chicken Breast Recipe

4.78 from 9 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

This Pineapple BBQ Baked Chicken Breast recipe will become a HIT! Chicken breast baked in the sweet and tangy barbecue sauce with fresh pineapple and bacon. Hawaiian inspired comfort food!

Author: Valentina Ablaev
Calories: 526 kcal
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 ½ cups pineapple diced
  • 4 bacon strips cooked
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce Sweet Baby Ray’s
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp hot sauce

Instructions

  1. Cut bacon into bite-sized pieces and sauté the bacon in a medium skillet until crispy.
  2. In a bowl, combine the barbecue sauce, brown sugar and hot sauce. Add a thin layer of the barbecue mixture to the bottom of a baking dish.
  3. Lightly pound chicken to an even thickness then season both sides of chicken breasts with salt and pepper to taste. Add the chicken to the baking dish.

  4. Cut pineapple into bite-sized pieces and add to the baking dish along with the cooked bacon.
  5. Pour barbecue sauce over everything. Bake the chicken dish uncovered for 25-30 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
Pineapple BBQ Baked Chicken Breast Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 526 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 159mg53%
Sodium 1175mg51%
Potassium 1113mg32%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 36g40%
Protein 52g104%
Vitamin A 265IU5%
Vitamin C 33.6mg41%
Calcium 48mg5%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Valentina Ablaev

I am Valentina, the creator behind the food blog Valentina’s Corner where I share our family’s favorite recipes. When I am not in the kitchen, I enjoy spending quality time with my husband and 5 children. We invite you to join us on our blogging journey!

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  • Jamila
    September 12, 2019

    This looks so good and it’s on my menu for the week. I was curious what sides you would recommend to go with this? I have three kiddos, so something a bit kid-friendly would be soooo great!! Reply

  • Michelle
    September 5, 2019

    I made this with these substitutions coconut sugar and real bacon bits. I used sweet baby rays bbq sauce and added the juice from the canned pineapple chunks. I had a few fresh pineapple chunks I added as well. The sauce was thinner but would have been easy to thicken with corn starch, arrowroot powder or potato starch. I had hubby help as I just found out I have Rheumatoid arthritis and my hands and feet are painful, so easy was a Necessity! It was good, not great but Definitely would make again. Reply

  • Mj
    July 25, 2019

    I cooked this the other day, it didn’t work out for me 🙁 The sauce became watery. I threw it away. Reply

    • Natasha
      July 25, 2019

      Hi Mj, I am always happy to help troubleshoot – did you possibly use frozen chicken which would release excess water. Reply

  • Leslie
    July 19, 2019

    Recipe does not say what temperature to cook on. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 19, 2019

      Hi Leslie, we have this posted in the recipe. “350°F – The baking time will be about 28-33 minutes, 375°F – The baking time will be somewhere between 25-30 minutes, 400°F – You’ll want to bake the chicken between 22-26 minutes.” I hope that helps. Reply

  • Leslie
    July 17, 2019

    Doing this for a dinner party on Friday. Can’t wait! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 17, 2019

      That’s so great! I hope you love it! Reply

  • Caroline
    July 15, 2019

    Yum! This was a good quick easy week day meal. Even my toddler ate it! One day I might venture out and try this in slow cooker for shredded chicken sandwiches. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 15, 2019

      That is the best when kids love what we moms make. That’s so great! Reply

  • Petra
    July 12, 2019

    Hi Natasha! Can I substitute the bacon for something else? Reply

  • Yelena
    July 12, 2019

    I made this chicken along with some roasted potatoes and the whole family loved it! My picky eater kept saying chicken is sooo bomb! Plus it’s super easy to make so it’s a winner for sure! Thank you Valentina and Natasha!! 😘 Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 12, 2019

      Hi Yelena, that is the best when kids love what we parents make. That’s so great! Reply

    • Oksana
      August 9, 2019

      I think this is easily my favorite savory recipe from this site! Finishing leftovers as I write this. Husband was impressed! Very delicious! Thank you Natasha! Reply

      • Natashas Kitchen
        August 9, 2019

        I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Becky Hardin
    July 11, 2019

    I can’t wait to try this. Sounds amazing Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 11, 2019

      I hope you love this! We look forward to your feedback! Reply

    • Rhonda buter
      August 9, 2019

      Ty for post I’ve made twice, once in crock pot 4 hrs on high and also in oven with canned slices. I used a little cilantro before serving, but other than that i stuck to recipe. Yummy.. Reply

      • Natashas Kitchen
        August 9, 2019

        Thank you so much for sharing that with us. Reply

  • Chris
    July 11, 2019

    You think this would be ok in the slow cooker as well? May 6-7 hours on low?
    Looks great thanks so much! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 11, 2019

      Hi Chris, I haven’t tested to advise. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe. Reply

  • Graeme
    July 10, 2019

    Hi Natasha.
    Love the simple recipes, i live alone and not a great cook, so the simpler the better for me.
    Boy your husband sure is a lucky man, to be able to eat all this lovely food you make.
    All the best.
    Regards.
    Graeme. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 11, 2019

      I hope you get to try some of our recipes soon! Thank you for sharing that with me! Reply

  • July 10, 2019

    Love a tropical recipe in the summer! A perfect blend of sweet and savory! Can’t wait to try this! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 10, 2019

      I hope you love this recipe, Beth! Reply

  • Jen
    July 10, 2019

    I love how easy this recipe is to make! Such fantastic flavor especially for summer. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 10, 2019

      Isn’t that the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me. Reply

  • Amy
    July 10, 2019

    Yum! This is the perfect chicken! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 10, 2019

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Reply

  • Jessica Burgess
    July 10, 2019

    YUUUM!! Why is sweet and salty combined soooo good! This is one of my favorites! Thank you! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 10, 2019

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Jessica! Thank you for the wonderful review! Reply

  • Laura Mitts
    July 9, 2019

    This looks and sounds amazing! I was wondering if it’s okay to use canned pineapple chunks? If so, do I use any of the juice it is canned with? Reply

    • Natasha
      July 9, 2019

      Hi Laura, canned pineapple chunks will work, but I would drain the juice so it doesn’t water down the sauce. Reply

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