This pineapple baked chicken is perfect for easy summer dinners

Transport your tastebuds somewhere tropical — without ever leaving your own kitchen — with this easy and delicious baked chicken recipe. Chicken breasts get transformed with a dry rub of spices, plenty of mozzarella cheese and a fresh pineapple ring.

Needless to say, you’ll be serving this up all summer long! It’s perfect for dining outdoors on balmy evenings.

The recipe from Delish shows just how simple it is to bake this up right in the oven in just 10 minutes. And with minimal prep work required, this meal can go from the fridge to the dinner table in 30 minutes.


You’ll need chicken breasts, pineapple rounds, red onion, chopped cilantro, mozzarella cheese and a mixture of seasonings, including Italian seasoning, paprika and garlic powder to bring this dish to life.

Once you’ve cooked both sides of the chicken and covered it in the dry rub seasonings mixture, you’ll top it with cheese and a pineapple round before putting it in the oven to bake. Once the chicken’s cooked through and the cheese is nice and melty, you’ll add chopped red onion and cilantro to finish it off.

This video from the Delish Facebook page walks you through, step-by-step:

This chicken can be served with skewered vegetables, a bed of rice, a salad, some cole slaw — you name it!

And if you really want to take the tropical nature of this meal to the next level, this recipe from Just A Taste will show you how to slice and hull a pineapple by cutting it in half and hollowing it out with a spoon so you can use it as a serving vessel.

This recipe combines chopped chicken with soy sauce, hoisin sauce and brown sugar before adding in cashews and diced pineapple. Then, the chicken mixture is added to a bed of rice and served in a pineapple boat (but you can really serve up any tropical chicken in a pineapple to score major bonus points for presentation).

Just A Taste

To fully embrace the Hawaiian pizza taste that the Delish pineapple and Italian seasoning-covered chicken conjures up, this recipe from Meal Prep On Fleek suggests covering your chicken in pizza sauce and Canadian bacon or ham before topping it with a pineapple ring and cheese.

This way, you’ll have all the pineapple pizza taste you know and love — minus the carbs.


There’s no going wrong with a pineapple and chicken combo this summer. Whether you choose one recipe and stick to it or try them all, your dinners are in for a seasonal upgrade!