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Pineapple Curry Chicken


Speaking in tongues, curry has a moderate to strong delivery, so add it early in the cooking process for good balance with pineapple, coconut and ginger.

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  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) unsweetened pineapple chunks, undrained
  • 6 bone-in chicken breast halves, skin removed (12 ounces each)
  • 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 large onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup julienned carrots
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, cut into strips
  • 1/2 cup light coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 teaspoons curry powder
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Hot cooked rice
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh basil
  • Toasted flaked coconut, optional



Step 1

Drain pineapple, reserving 3/4 cup juice. Place the chicken, beans, vegetables and pineapple in a 6-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine coconut milk and cornstarch until smooth. Stir in the sugar, curry powder, garlic, ginger, salt, pepper, lime juice, pepper flakes and reserved juice; pour over chicken. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until chicken is tender. Serve with rice; sprinkle with basil and, if desired, coconut. Yield: 6 servings.Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (calculated without rice and coconut) equals 470 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 152 mg cholesterol, 641 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 59 g protein.
Wine: Recommended Wine for this Recipe: This recipe pairs well with Gallo Family Vineyards® Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio. To find these wines in your area, click here. //


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