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One Pan Pineapple Ginger Chicken {15 Minute Meal}

One Pan Pineapple Ginger Chicken {15 Minute Meal}

One Pan Pineapple Ginger Chicken {15 Minute Meal}

One Pan Pineapple Ginger Chicken cooks up in 15 minutes and is so easy to make. This 10 ingredient, sweet and tangy meal is full of refreshing pineapple, lots of fresh ginger, tender organic chicken and is sure to please!

Homemade Pineapple Ginger Chicken is so good!

It’s probably one of my favorite meals. Every once in a while I get a serious craving for pineapple which means pineapple ginger chicken is a must!

My family doesn’t do take-out, but I still crave take-out favorites from my childhood. I grew up eating out a lot. My mom loved pineapple in Chinese take-out, which was usually in sweet and sour chicken or shrimp dishes. I loved it!

So of course that means I have to “real-foodify” my favorite dishes. We can still enjoy those nostalgic favorites in a healthier way!

Pineapple ginger chicken has the perfect sweet and spicy balance!

Yes you can make healthy pineapple ginger chicken at home!

This meal is super easy to make and it cooks up in ONE PAN in only 15 minutes! How awesome is that?!

It can be pretty budget-friendly when you break the price down into 4 servings. If you usually make real food/Paleo/Primal-ish food at home, you’ll most likely already have some staples on hand like coconut aminos, maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, bone broth and sea salt.

Garlic is always on the less expensive side, especially if you buy some at your local farmers market. Depending on where you buy your ginger, it might end up being less expensive, especially if you buy fresh ginger in bulk {at wholesale stores}.

A tip for ginger, if you buy a large amount, peel it and store it in the freezer. When you’re ready to use some, just pull it out of the freezer and grate it with a microplane. It’s almost easier to grate it when it’s frozen!

Since chicken tends to be the larger price item, I like to find ways to make the meal more filling without having to buy more meat. In this meal, that means using a whole pineapple! Check out your local farmers market too, sometimes you can find great deals on local, pasture-raised, organic chicken.

This meal is so easy to make that you can enjoy it for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

In just about 10-15 minutes, you’ll have all of the pineapple, garlic, ginger and chicken prepped. This goes really quick if you have a good quality chef’s knife, cutting board and some scissors {for cutting the chicken}.

Everything goes into one pan and in 15 minutes you’ll have a delicious, sweet and tangy, take-out at home meal.

Pineapple Ginger Chicken is so delicious and so easy to make. Next time you’re thinking about take-out with a pineapple punch, give this real food version a try instead!

One Pan Pineapple Ginger Chicken

One Pan Pineapple Ginger Chicken {15 Minute Meal}

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

One Pan Pineapple Ginger Chicken cooks up in 15 minutes and is so easy to make. This 10 ingredient, sweet and tangy meal is full of refreshing pineapple, lots of fresh ginger, tender organic chicken and is sure to please!


Add healthy fat of choice to a pan over medium-high heat. Once the fat has melted, add the ginger and garlic, stirring occasionally for 1 minute. Add the chicken and season with sea salt, stirring occasionally for 3-4 minutes until there is no more pink in the chicken. Add the pineapple, stirring occasionally for 1 minute. Add the coconut aminos, bone broth, maple syrup and apple cider vinegar, stirring occasionally for 9 minutes until the sauce has slightly thickened and the pineapple is tender. Remove from heat and allow to rest for about 5 minutes then serve immediately. Garnish with freshly chopped cilantro.


I prefer cutting the chicken up into cubes with kitchen scissors but you can easily do the same just chopping it up on a cutting board.

This meal is delicious served with cauliflower rice or turmeric, bone broth or coconut-cilantro Jasmine white rice and some veggies.

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You are right, sweet and savoury is just an awesome combination of flavours (if only my husband agreed). I’ll be definitely making it for myself one of those days. And maybe your broccoli cashew chicken for him instead. Love that both of those recipes are so easy to make that I can just use two pans and cook them together at the same time. Better than take out!

I have a thing for pineapple, not sure it stands a chance for this Pineapple Ginger Chicken. I can pretty much eat the entire thing till my tongue starts to hurt, lol. Love all those flavors though. I made chicken terriyaki bowls last week with ginger, coconut aminos, garlic – so good. All that was missing was pineapple. ??

This looks so good and I love how quick it is! I’m just going to admit that when I was first married (11 years ago) that I made sweet and sour chicken using a jarred sauce and canned pineapple! Ahhh- I’ve come so far! This looks a million times better ??

Yum! I am definitely making this soon to serve with coconut rice. Do you think frozen pineapple would work for this if it’s cut into small pieces ? (I assume it would just increase the cook time.) I only ask because I like to buy pineapple, let it get really ripe, then chop & freeze for smoothies.

You had me at Paleo but when you throw in 1 pan, and 15 minutes, and PINEAPPLE, I am totally hooked. I have fallen off the paleo bandwagon as of late with a kitchen reno and vacations but ready to jump back in with this amazing recipe!

The Best Healthy Fast Food Options

Fast-food stores are plentiful and fast food has the reputation of being unhealthy, while an increasing number of large chains are adding more nutritious options to their menus.

Sockets that allow more customization of orders tend to have lower calorie or more feeder selections. However, there are currently healthy options on the menu of the largest fast-food chains.

In this article, we'll look at the overall calorie, fat and saturated fat content to find some of the healthiest options that seven big fast-food chains have to offer.

Note, however, that calories and fat are only two aspects of how healthy a meal is fed. If a person eats only fast food, it is not possible to get the necessary nutrients such as vitamins and fiber.

1. Subway

Sandwich with cheese and vegetables

One person can customize Subway sandwiches to choose healthy fillings.

Metro specialize in deli style sandwiches or "sub". As a person can customize every "sub", Subway can be one of the healthiest healthy fast-food chains.

Some of the best sandwich options are on the Subway's Fresh Fit menu. The 6-inch Turkey Breast sandwich with nine wheat bread contains 250 calories and 3 grams of fat, including 0.5 g of saturated fat.

A healthy vegetarian option, Veggie Delite in nine wheat bread. This "bottom" contains only 2 g calories, does not contain 2 g total fat and saturated fat. It also has one of the lowest sodium levels (salt) compared to other sandwiches.

Subway also offers salads that can be a low-calorie alternative to a sandwich. All salads include lettuce, tomatoes, spinach, onions, cucumbers, green peppers and olives.

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2. Taco Bell

Taco Bell is another great fast-food chain with a variety of healthy options. The ability to personalize each order allows people to choose more vegetable-like nutrients.

According to Taco Bell's website, three-quarters of its menus are under 500 calories. Some of the lowest calorie options are the Fresco menu, which uses regular sauce and cheese instead of vegetable based salsa.

One of the healthiest options is Chicken Soft Taco. Each taco contains about 170 calories, 8 g fat, containing only 3 g of saturated fat.

Bean Burrito is a vegetarian option containing 11 g fat, 380 calories, including 4 g of saturated fat.

3. Chipotle

Vegetable burritos

Vegetarian options are lower in fat than meat options.

Chipotle is a Mexican-style chain that specializes in tacos and burritos. Similar to Subway and Taco Bell, Chipotle allows people to customize their meals to include healthy choices.

Healthy options are burritos or white rice instead of white rice. In a chicken bowl bowl containing fresh tomato salsa and brown rice, there are 415 calories, 13 g fat and 4 g saturated fat.

For a lower calorie, vegetarian option, people can choose a plate of bean curd, brown rice and a sofritas patty with lettuce. It contains 365 calories, 10 g fat and 1.5 g saturated fat. Adding sauce will increase the number of calories.

4. McDonald's

McDonald's had the reputation of being unhealthy, but they recently reaffirmed themselves to offer a variety of fresh and nutritious ingredients. Some of these changes may be cosmetics, while McDonald's has better options.

Fillet-O-Fish contains 390 calories and 4 g of saturated fat from 19 g of total fat. Bacon Ranch Grilled Chicken Salad contains only 320 calories and 6 g of saturated fat from a total of 14 g.

5. Burger King

Burger King is one of the largest burger chains in the United States, but has a limited number of healthy options. But some choices are a little healthier than others.

It contains a normal, simple hamburger, 10 g total fat, 3.5 g saturated fat, and 240 calories. Grilled Chicken Sandwich contains 470 calories, 3.5 g saturated fat and 19 g fat.

BK Veggie Burger can be a healthier option among these examples. Contains 2,5 g of saturated fat, 390 calories and 17 g of fat.

6. Wendy

Baked potato with knife, sour cream and cheese filling on plate

Baked potatoes can be a healthy fast-food option.

Wendy is another common fast-food chain that allows people to personalize their orders to make their choices healthier.

The menu of the chain is not abundant in healthy options, but some meals are able to customize to lower the calorie content.

Salads are also available, and if a person chooses some of the half-size salad choices, they can stay below 500 calories.

With a few vegetarian options at Wendy's, Sour Cream and Chive Baked Potatoes

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