Sheet Pan Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken

Last Updated on August 5, 2022 by Kayla Berman

Sheet Pan Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken is the perfect easy dinner recipe! Made with chicken breast or tenderloins, fresh pineapple, colorful bell pepper, red onion, and a homemade Hawaiian barbecue sauce … this recipe is flavorful, saucy, and delicious. It’s sweet, savory, and perfect to feed the whole family on a busy weeknight!

sheet pan Hawaiian pineapple chicken with white rice in a bowl

Easy & Flavorful Sheet Pan Meal

I’m a sucker for good sheet pan meals! What can I say? They are easy, require minimal clean up, and are often quite delicious!

I have quite of few sheet pan dinners already – like honey soy chicken thighs, autumn chicken apple sausage, and sheet pan chicken fajitas!

But sheet pan Hawaiian pineapple chicken has got to be my new favorite!

Made with fresh sweet pineapple, colorful bell pepper, red onion, soy sauce, ginger, and more … this recipe is incredibly flavorful, saucy, sweet, and savory. It’s great for an easy meal prep or for a busy weeknight dinner too!

I recommend serving with white rice, a squeeze of fresh lime juice, and fresh cilantro! You’ll be transported right to the Pacific island.

sheet pan Hawaiian pineapple chicken

Ingredients

Sheet Pan Pineapple Chicken is made with tender chicken, colorful vegetables, fresh pineapple, and a sweet and savory sauce that completes it all!

Ingredient Notes

  • Chicken: You will need 1 lb of chicken for this easy recipe! I recommend chicken breast, but chicken tenderloins would work too.
  • Bell Peppers: Both red bell pepper and orange bell pepper are used here. They give a great taste and beautiful pop of color! Add 1 of each.
  • Red Onion: Red onion adds ton of flavor to this delicious meal! You’ll need 1/2 a red onion.
  • Pineapple: Fresh pineapple is a key ingredient in this recipe. It’s so sweet and so delicious. 1 cup is perfect.
  • Lime: The juice of 1/2 a lime adds the perfect zing here! It also makes for a bit of a sweet and sour vibe that I love.
  • Ketchup: Ketchup is the base of this Hawaiian sauce. Add 1/3 cup.
  • Light Brown Sugar: To give this sauce its sweetness, add light brown sugar. You’ll need 1/3 cup again!
  • Pineapple Juice: Pineapple juice gives this simple recipe more of the yellow fruit’s delicious flavor! 1/3 cup is all you need.
  • Soy Sauce: You’ll also need 1/4 cup soy sauce. It helps give this Hawaiian sauce it’s teriyaki sauce vibe.
  • Red Wine Vinegar: 1 tbsp of red wine vinegar brightens and sharpens this sauce wonderfully.
  • Garlic & Ginger: Ground ginger and garlic powder add incredible flavor here. Add 1 1/2 tsp ginger and 1 tsp garlic!
chicken, bell pepper, red onion, and pineapple

Substitutions & Additions

Here are some ingredient substitutions and additions you could make to this sheet pan supper!

Chicken: I used chicken breast in this recipe, but I think any type of chicken could be swapped in. Like chicken thighs or tenderloins.

Vinegar: Red wine vinegar is used to brighten the sauce and is a key element. But other vinegars could be used in place – like apple cider vinegar or rice wine vinegar!

Soy Sauce: Soy sauce can be replaced with Tamari here. It is a great gluten free alternative!

Garlic & Ginger: Garlic powder and ground ginger are used in this recipe to make it as easy as can be, but a delicious option would be to use fresh garlic and ginger. So yum!

Spice: For a spicy sauce, try adding chili powder, red pepper flakes, or sriracha.

Vegetables: Feel free to add more vegetables to this recipe – I think broccoli or snap peas would be perfect.

Garnish: If you’re looking to garnish this dish I recommend fresh cilantro, green onions, or sesame seeds. They would give a beautiful look!

Hawaiian barbecue sauce ingredients

How To Make Sheet Pan Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken

Sheet Pan Hawaiian Chicken is such an easy dinner recipe to whip up! It’s the perfect meal to feed your whole family on busy weeknights.

Step By Step Instructions

Step 1: First set the oven to 400 degrees.

Step 2: Next add the ketchup, light brown sugar, pineapple juice, soy sauce, red wine vinegar, ground ginger, garlic powder, and water to a saucepan on the stove over medium heat.  Let simmer for a couple of minutes and then lower the heat to let thicken.

Step 3: Add the chicken, red onion, bell peppers, and pineapple chunks to a large baking sheet.  

Step 4: Then add half of the Hawaiian sauce to the baking sheet.  Combine everything thoroughly and spread in a single layer.

Step 5: Bake for 20 minutes, tossing about halfway through.  Then broil at the end for 3-5 minutes.

Step 6: While the sheet pan is baking, re-heat or keep the other half of the sauce warm to use for topping.

Step 7: Remove the sheet pan from the oven and add the juice of 1/2 a lime.  Toss thoroughly.

Step 8: Serve with white rice and the extra Hawaiian sauce.  Enjoy!

cooked Hawaiian chicken sheet pan

Expert Tips

Cut the chicken into even pieces! This will ensure all the chicken cooks thoroughly and completely at the same time.

The Hawaiian sauce is a bit thick and rich, so if you’d like to thin it out just add more water.

Heat the remaining sauce to thicken up. This makes it the perfect consistency for dripping and drizzling!

Line your sheet pan with parchment paper for easy clean up!

Toss the sheet pan a few times while it is baking. This helps everything cooke evenly as well!

Hawaiian pineapple chicken on white rice

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I serve Hawaiian chicken with?

I love to serve Hawaiian chicken with white or brown rice! The vegetables, chicken, and rice together are a satisfying, filling, and balanced meal.

For a lower carb option serve with cauliflower rice or smashed cucumber salad.

How do I best store this recipe?

Store this recipe in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will keep for 5 days – 1 week.

Can I use canned pineapple in this recipe?

No, I do not recommend using canned pineapple in this recipe. Canned pineapple has a different texture and has more liquid. The result will most likely not be as good.

Fresh is definitely best in my opinion!

Can I add extra vegetables to this sheet pan recipe?

Totally! You could add any vegetables you’d like to this recipe.

I think broccoli, snap peas, green beans, or carrots would all be delicious.

sheet pan Hawaiian chicken

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bowl of Hawaiian pineapple chicken

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Sheet Pan Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken

Sheet Pan Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken is the perfect easy dinner recipe! Made with chicken breast or tenderloins, fresh pineapple, colorful bell pepper, red onion, and a homemade Hawaiian barbecue sauce … this recipe is flavorful, saucy, and delicious. It’s sweet, savory, and perfect to feed the whole family on a busy weeknight!

  • Author: Kayla Berman
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 Minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Baked

Ingredients

Scale

Sheet Pan Chicken 

  • 1 lb chicken, breast or tenderloins & chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 1 orange bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped pineapple
  • 1/2 lime, juiced

Hawaiian Sauce

Instructions

  1. First set the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Next add the ketchup, light brown sugar, pineapple juice, soy sauce, red wine vinegar, ground ginger, garlic powder, and water to a saucepan on the stove over medium heat.  Let simmer for a couple of minutes and then lower the heat to let thicken.
  3. Add the chicken, red onion, bell peppers, and pineapple chunks to a large baking sheet.  
  4. Then add half of the Hawaiian sauce to the baking sheet.  Combine everything thoroughly and spread in a single layer.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes, tossing about halfway through.  Then broil at the end for 3-5 minutes.
  6. While the sheet pan is baking, re-heat or keep the other half of the sauce warm to use for topping.
  7. Remove the sheet pan from the oven and add the juice of 1/2 a lime.  Toss thoroughly.
  8. Serve with white rice and the extra Hawaiian sauce.  Enjoy!

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