Pineapple chicken breasts

Serves 4. Preparation - overnight (or one day). Cooking 40 minutes. With thanks to NHS Choices for contributing this recipe.


  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 4 pineapple slices, tinned or fresh
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Marinade
  • Olive oil (2 tbsp)
  • Pineapple juice (2 tbsp)
  • Dry sherry (2 tbsp)
  • Brown sugar (2 tbsp)
  • Grated ginger (1 tsp)
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed

To serve:

  • Rocket Watercress


  1. Mix all the marinade ingredients together and put the chicken breasts in. Leave overnight (or for about eight hours), turning as frequently as sensible.
  2. Preheat the grill or barbecue.
  3. Remove the breasts from the marinade and wipe dry. Cook under the grill or on a barbecue, turning frequently. Grill the pineapple slices.
  4. Serve the chicken on the pineapple slices with a rocket and watercress salad.


A Brian Turner recipe - suitable for:

  • people with loss of taste or smell.

Nutritional information

Energy 322.9kcal; Protein 45.6g; Total fat 7.6g (of which saturates 1.4g); Carbohydrate 16.8g; Fibre 1g.