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 homemade BBQ Sauce and Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue sauce – both of these are sweet BBQ sauces that work 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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Natasha's Kitchen Cookbook

Pineapple BBQ Baked Chicken Breast Recipe

4.93 from 39 votes
Author: Valentina Ablaev
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!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients 

Servings: 4 servings
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 ½ cups pineapple, diced
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce, homemade or Sweet Baby Ray’s storebought
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp hot sauce

Instructions

  • Cut bacon into bite-sized pieces and sauté the bacon in a medium skillet until crispy.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cut pineapple into bite-sized pieces and add to the baking dish along with the cooked bacon.
  • Pour barbecue sauce over everything. Bake the chicken dish uncovered for 25-30 minutes.

Nutrition Per Serving

526kcal Calories43g Carbs52g Protein15g Fat4g Saturated Fat159mg Cholesterol1175mg Sodium1113mg Potassium2g Fiber36g Sugar265IU Vitamin A33.6mg Vitamin C48mg Calcium1.6mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Pineapple BBQ Baked Chicken Breast Recipe
Amount per Serving
Calories
526
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
15
g
23
%
Saturated Fat
 
4
g
25
%
Cholesterol
 
159
mg
53
%
Sodium
 
1175
mg
51
%
Potassium
 
1113
mg
32
%
Carbohydrates
 
43
g
14
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
36
g
40
%
Protein
 
52
g
104
%
Vitamin A
 
265
IU
5
%
Vitamin C
 
33.6
mg
41
%
Calcium
 
48
mg
5
%
Iron
 
1.6
mg
9
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bbq baked chicken breast
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $
Calories: 526

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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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  • Martha
    April 30, 2023

    As with all the recipes that I have tried from Natasha, this is another winner winner chicken dinner! This chicken dish will be made again and again…Thanks so much!

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      April 30, 2023

      Hi Martha! You are so welcome. I’m so glad you love the recipe.

      Reply

  • Pam in GA
    January 25, 2023

    Quick and easy; delicious but, for our taste it was a bit too sweet. Will eliminate the added brown sugar with the next iteration 🙂

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 26, 2023

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Pam! I hope you love it even more the next time you make it!

      Reply

  • Fish
    November 15, 2022

    Maybe add an actual temp to the recipe? It just says bake lol. 8 know if you go back and read the long stuff before recipe it’s gives 3 different temps. But nothing in the recipe is you jump to it. And if course why so you have 3 different times and temps in your description. What is the difference besides time?

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 16, 2022

      Hi Fish, 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

  • Lee
    September 17, 2022

    I love this recipe and just wondering if it would work in a slow cooker? I’m back to work and need it ready to go at dinner time as I don’t have time to put it in the oven ahead of time.

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 19, 2022

      Hi Lee, I think it would work but I have not tested it myself to advise on the time/instructions for this method.

      Reply

  • Kristen
    March 7, 2022

    This dish was amazing! I absolutely love your recipes and I am glad I chose this as a family meal. Definitely did not disappoint.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 7, 2022

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

      Reply

  • Sissy
    January 1, 2022

    Hi Natasha, I cook a lot of your recipes and they are amazing and delish. The question I have is my daughter is allergic to tomatoes and tomato products, and that’s where things become a little challenging for me. I myself am not a big fan of alfredo sauce, do you happen to have any ideas of what to use instead of tomato products or any recipes you may have that do not require tomato products? Dinner is such a struggle sometimes. Thank You

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 1, 2022

      Hi Sissy, I wish I could be more helpful here, but I haven’t tried a tomato substitution. I recommend a Google search for specific substitutions.

      Reply

  • Bill Eldridge
    July 5, 2021

    What size baking dish did you use? The pic looks saucier than I would imagine 1 cup of bbq would yield.
    Thx

    Reply

    • Natasha
      July 5, 2021

      Hi Bill, this was about a 9×13 if you are converting to a rectangular baking pan.

      Reply

  • chelsea
    May 10, 2021

    Hi, can i prepare and combine all ingredients in the morning and then just pop the tray in the oven when i get home from work? If yes, should i let the dish sit at room temeprature for a little while or can i put it straight in the oven? Should cooking time be adjusted if cooking prepared tray from the fridge?
    Thank you

    Reply

    • Natasha
      May 11, 2021

      Hi Chelsea, I would probably add the pineapple later so it’s not marinating with raw chicken, but you can add the bbq sauce ahead. Probably leave it at room temperature for about 30 minutes before baking and add pineapple at that time.

      Reply

  • CAS M.
    December 24, 2020

    Very yummy! Dave said it is the best chicken dish we have had. I used (bone-in) 2 breast halves, 5 legs and 4 second joints. Bacon was frozen, but I hacked off 1 inch ends from 6 pieces, fried them up, and used the drippings for the dish base. Sriracha in the BBQ sauce- 1/2 can pineapple pieces. Baking took about 45-50 minutes (2 glass pans) and came out great! THANKS!! CAS

    Reply

    • Natasha
      December 27, 2020

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

      Reply

  • Cincinnati cook
    December 15, 2020

    Love it! Absolutely delicious! I cooked the bacon first, easier to crumble it in cooked than cut it raw, and I used pheasant instead of chicken (use what you have, right?). Montgomery Inn BBQ tasted great. And the splash of Skyline hot sauce made it an instant Cincinnati classic!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 15, 2020

      Great job! Good to know that you loved the end result and you were able to make use of the ingredients that you currently have on hand. Thanks for your fantastic review!

      Reply

  • Cheryl Foster
    November 17, 2020

    Roasted sweet potatoes make a great side too.

    Reply

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