Healthy Dinner Recipes

Zesty Pineapple Chicken Skillet

Healthy Dinner Recipes. Zesty Pineapple Chicken Skillet

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Zesty Pineapple Chicken Skillet is one of the healthy dinner recipes that I suggest you to try. This is a healthy recipe and it is tasty, satisfying and affordable.

  • The cloves and ginger give this healthy recipe a kick of flavor without adding heat.
  • Adding the seasoning early gives it a chance to absorb into all parts of the meal.
  • As you enjoy the sweet and savory combination it is easy to forget that this recipe is healthy and loaded with fruit and vegetables.



Ingredients for Zesty Pineapple Chicken Skillet

Healthy Dinner Recipes - Ingredients


  • 1 T Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 lb. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
  • 2 Carrots
  • 1 Onion
  • 2 C Brown Rice (you have to cook it separately)
  • 1 14 oz Can of Pineapple Chunks in Juice
  • 1 large green or red bell pepper
  • ¼ C BBQ Sauce ( organic is better)
  • 1 t Ground Ginger
  • 1 t Adobo Seasoning
  • ½ t Ground Cloves
  • 1 ½ t Garlic Powder
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


Diet tips:

Some of Adobo seasoning contains MSG, for example Goya's Adobo All Purpose Seasoning does contain MSG. So look for brand without MSG and any artificial ingredients. Same thing for BBQ sauce.

For this reason I can recommend Frontier Naturals Adobo Seasoning or Spicely Adobo Seasoning

Using a vegetable peeler, peel the carrots. Slice in quarters lengthwise and chop into small pieces.


Healthy Dinner Recipes - carrots

Cut the top and bottom off the onion and discard. Remove the skin and discard. Cut the onion in half. Slice thin half moon shaped slices. Chop these slices into small pieces.

Healthy Dinner Recipes - onion

Cut the bell pepper in half. Remove the stem, seeds, and inner pulp and discard. Slice thin vertical strips. Dice these strips into small pieces.

Healthy Dinner Recipes - bell pepper

Cut the chicken breast lengthwise. Chop into bite size pieces.

Healthy Dinner Recipes - cut the chicken

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and seasonings (last 5 ingredients) and cook for approximately 4 minutes or until the chicken is browned on all sides.

Healthy Dinner Recipes - adding chicken and seasonings

Add carrots and onions and saute for 5 minutes or until the chicken is cooked all the way through (at least 165º F).

Healthy Dinner Recipes - adding carrots and onions

Stir in rice, pineapple, green pepper, and BBQ sauce.

Healthy Dinner Recipes - stir in rice

Bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer for five minutes. Remove from heat and let the pan sit for five minutes. (Do not remove the lid; the steam is cooking the rice).

Healthy Dinner Recipes bring to boil

Remove lid to stir. Replace lid and allow the pan to sit for 5-10 minutes (this gives all the flavors a chance to mix). Serve warm and enjoy your healthy dinner.

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Healthy dinner recipes - Nutrition information for
Zesty Pineapple Chicken Skillet

Food Calories Fat Protein Carbohydrates Fiber
1 T Oil 120 13,5 (2sat.) 0 0 0
1 lb Chicken breast 440 10 (2 sat.) 92 0 0
2 carrots 35 0 1 9 2
1 onion 64 0 2 15 3
2 C brown rice 424 4 10 88 8
14 oz pineapple 180 0 0 44 3
1 green pepper 33 0 1,5 7.5 3
1/4 C BBQ Sauce 80 0 0 20 0
Total serves 4 1376 28 107 188 19
Per 1 3/4 C Serving 344 7 27 47 4,75


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