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Hawaiian Chicken Bake Recipe – Easy Dinner Idea!

This easy 4 ingredient dinner has that sweet and savory combo that can’t be beat.  The Hawaiian Chicken bake combines chicken with sweet pineapple and tangy barbecue sauce for a quick to make and delicious to eat dinner idea!

Easy + Healthy = Best dinner EVER! Hawaiian Chicken Bake recipe - I love the sweet and tangy flavor combo and my kids devour this meal when I serve it over rice!!

So this is kind of bad… Okay, really bad.  I have actually had this little gem of a recipe for over a year and am JUST NOW sharing it with you.  So bad, right?!

The story goes like this, I have made a Hawaiian Chicken crockpot recipe for years!  I absolutely love the tang of the barbecue sauce combined with the sweet juicy pineapple.  Mmmmm, isn’t this just making you hungry?  Just me, well then okay.  I love my crock pot but sometimes you just want the flavors and textures only the oven can give.  So I decided to give the recipe a little makeover and the Hawaiian Chicken Bake was born. {See ALL Easy Chicken Bake Recipes HERE!}

I made it and we ate it and I knew it had to go on the blog.  So a few weeks later I bought the stuff again, then set it up, took photos, and cooked the whole sha-bang again.

 

4 Ingredient EASY Hawaiian Chicken Bake- from the fridge to the oven in about 10 minutes, the easy dinner recipe is a WINNER!Only, the thing was that at the time I had a newborn, and two other little ones, and we were putting the house on the market and getting ready to move, so I was rushed and stressed and probably highly sleep deprived, and I just didn’t love the way the pictures turned out.  Excuses, excuses, I know!

And I know it is easy to land here on my blog from Pinterest, or maybe you even get my recipe e-mail or follow my site regularly (you don’t know how flattered I am!) and you just scroll through these posts with all the pictures.  But behind the scenes, I work really, really hard for those pretty pictures!  I have come a loooooong way from the pictures on my first posts and really only want to show you guys the absolutely most beautiful photos.  Then I get to write, and it kind of feels like I am having a one way conversation with my best friend.  I love sharing the recipes, more than most things in life, and the fact that you come read them and then make them for your family, is just beyond awesome to me.

Quick & Easy Dinner idea- Chicken breast, BBQ Sauce, pineapple, and cheese. Hawaiian chicken bake! YES!

So anyway, I didn’t like the pictures, so I planned to put the post up, but just kept pushing it farther and farther then last weekend I just went out, bought all the stuff again and spent my quite time while my husband took the kids recreating the photos for this post.  Thankfully this time I really love how everything came out so now I am burning the midnight oil excited to put it all together to share with you!

Easy Hawaiian Chicken Bake - Barbecue + Pineapple is my FAVORITE!! This recipe is so easy to make and everyone loves it!

But seriously, it is pretty right?!  Now I am hungry AGAIN!!

Hawaiian Chicken Bake Recipe

There are 4 main ingredients in the Hawaiian Chicken Bake, and an extra one or two if you like to garnish like me. {Scroll to the bottom for a full printable recipe}

  • Boneless skinless chicken
  • Barbecue sauce
  • Pineapple slices
  • Provolone cheese
  • Extras pictured:  Rice for serving and cilantro for garnish

Hawaiian Chicken Bake Recipe - Only 4 ingredients and 4 steps to get it made and in the oven ready for a quick weeknight dinner idea!

First, to make this with the best results, you will want to trim any fat off the chicken then lay it flat in a baking dish.  If the chicken breasts are extra thick, you can butterfly them to help it cook more quickly.

Next spread the BBQ sauce on top of the chicken breast.  I usually don’t measure but just eyeball it, and spread a thick layer of BBQ to cover each chicken breast.

Then comes the pineapple. If you want to use fresh, go for it!  But I will be over here using canned and it still turns out extra delicious!  Get a can of pineapple slices and drain them.  Then use two pineapple slices per chicken breast and layer them over the barbecue sauce.

This is CRAZY delicious! And so easy and healthy for dinner! Hawaiian Chicken Bake recipe. Sweet & tangy BBQ sauce, pineapple, and cheese all baked over chicken. YUM!

Last, lay on provolone cheese slices over the top.  I usually use 2 slices per chicken breast when I buy the smaller/normal slices.  When I get my provolone at Costco, theirs are extra large slices so I just use one like in the picture above.  You can always use more or less to taste as well!

One of my favorite easy dinner recipes. Great for a family or can be scaled just for 2! Easy Hawaiian Chicken Bake recipe.

Preheat the oven to 375˚F and then place on the dish on the lower middle rack in the oven and loosely cover with foil.  Bake for about 20 minutes then remove the foil and cook an additional 15-25 minutes or until the chicken is no longer pink and the juices run clear.  If they are thicker or your oven runs cool it might take a little longer.

Once it is cooked through you can take it out of the oven.  This dish makes  your whole house smell heavenly- BE WARNED! Neighbors.. friends… or anyone within smelling distance may casually invite themselves over for dinner! Serve it up with some rice or greens and you have a full healthy meal that the whole family will love!

BBQ Sauce + Pineapple + Cheese = Best Chicken dinner ever!  Easy and healthy for the win!

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Hawaiian Chicken Bake Recipe - Easy Dinner Idea!
 
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Ingredients
  • 3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 6-12 Tbsp barbecue sauce
  • 1 can pineapple slices, drained
  • 6 -8 slices provolone cheese
Instructions
  1. Lay the chicken breast flat in a baking dish.
  2. Spread 1-2 Tbsp of BBQ sauce on each chicken breast.
  3. Place 2 pineapple rings on each chicken breast.
  4. Layer 2 slices of cheese on top of the pineapple on each chicken breast.
  5. Place in an oven preheated to 375˚F for 20 minutes, lightly covered with foil. Then remove the foil and continue to bake for 15-25 minutes or until the chicken is no longer pink and the juices run clear.
  6. Serve with rice, greens, or potatoes and ENJOY!

Easy Hawaiian Chicken Bake Recipe- So delicious! Just 4 ingredients and you can have it from teh fridge to the oven in about 10 minutes!My kids LOVE this recipe!  Hawaiian Chicken Bake- Easy and healthy dinner idea the whole family will love!

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  1. says

    That’s funny — I just made a Hawaiian Barbecue Chicken recipe in the slow cooker last week. We love it! I can’t wait to try this version. :)

    And the photos turned out GREAT this time around!

    • says

      Thanks Blair! I have another recipe I photographed that same day and I haven’t posted it yet either. Too bad I wasn’t a little more on the ball that day. I hope you get to try the recipe and love it like we do! There is just something about that sweet and salty combo!!

  2. Heather says

    Made this tonight and oh goodness it was delish!!! Hubby even loved it to. We plan on putting this in the recipe book to make again!! Perfect for summer party too, maybe with a luau theme.
    I was just wondering what the nutrition facts were? Although I guess it differs depending on cheese brand and bbq sauce huh?

    • says

      Hi Heather- I do not supply the nutrition facts for my recipes for many reasons, one as you mentioned, it can vary pretty greatly depending on what brands/products you use, and also, I am not a very exact cook. In many of my recipes I give a range on measurements so you can adjust based on your preferences. We don’t count calories or track any specific nutrition info in our family, but I know there are plenty of websites that allow you to easily calculate this based on what you use.

  3. Shirley Berry says

    Can’t wait to try this as it looks yummy. However would like to know what other cheese to use beside this ? You t think I can use Cheddar ? Mozarella ?

  4. Lynne Bauereiss says

    I just made this for dinner tonight and it was really yummy! My husband liked it too; I will fix it often. Thanks for such a simple, delicious recipe!

  5. Katy says

    Can’t wait to try this for dinner tonight, thanks for sharing! Do you think it could be adapted for the slow cooker? I wonder if mixing some of the pineapple juice into the sauce would be good…

    • says

      I would cook them in either two dishes or one very large dish to make sure they aren’t packed in and/or overlapping. As long as they aren’t packed in then the cook time should be similar or maybe 10-15 minutes more. If the chicken is packed in and touching then it takes much, much longer to cook since it is so much denser.

  6. Cathy says

    I am going to try this tomorrow. A friend made this Saturday but she also put some kind of meat on it also, which was good. Have you ever heard of that?

  7. Kate says

    My husband and I tried this, and I have to say, it was not good… I don’t know if it was the combo of the provolone and pineapple, but it was very funky tasting.

  8. glenda says

    This was fantastic! We used Annie’s organic BBQ sauce and Boars Head lower sodium provolone to cut down on the sodium. Thanks so much!

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