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Spicy Pineapple Chicken

This spicy pineapple chicken is an easy 30 minute meal that is loaded with flavor and perfect for your Whole30 meal prep! 
Course Main Course
Keyword gluten free, paleo, whole 30
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 387kcal
Author Sara


  • 2 lbs Chicken Thighs cubed
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 Tbls Fresh Ginger grated
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Aminos
  • 2 Tbls Hot Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Pineapple Juice
  • 1/2 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 Tbls Avocado Oil or olive oil
  • 1/2 Red Onion sliced
  • 2 Jalapeños sliced
  • 1 14.5 Can Pineapple Chunks drained
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 Lime
  • 2 Tbls Green Oinion


  • Drain the pineapple reserving 1/2 cup of the juice
  • Cube the chicken thighs and place in a large glass bowl. 
    Then in a separate small bowl, combine the coconut aminos, pineapple juice (from the can), hot sauce, garlic, ginger and pepper flakes. 
    Pour over the chicken and let it marinate while you prepare the rest of the ingredients 
  • Once the chicken has marinated for about 15-30 minutes, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat and add in the onion and jalapeño. Cook for 1-2 minutes until fragrant
  • Then turn the heat up to medium/high and add in the chicken and the marinade into the pan. 
    Bring the sauce to a boil and then let it simmer until the chicken is cooked through (10-15 minutes) . 
    Stir occasionally. Add in the salt, pineapple and juice of half of a lime, cook for another 3-5 minutes and serve! Top with some sliced green onions, fresh jalapenos and lime wedges


*you can let the chicken marinate longer in the fridge if you want even more flavor


Calories: 387kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 27g