Perfect Pineapple Orange Chicken

Perfect Pineapple Orange Chicken

Felicia Manocchio 2

"A whole chicken lightly seasoned with salt and pepper, then roasted and basted with pineapple and orange juices. This recipe is quick and easy and my husband just loves it! It's almost impossible to mess this up, it always comes out great."


1 h 40 m servings 506 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 506 kcal
  • 25%
  • Fat:
  • 32.8 g
  • 50%
  • Carbs:
  • 7.4g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 43.2 g
  • 86%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 201 mg
  • 67%
  • Sodium:
  • 209 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place rinsed and dried chicken on a tray. Rub butter all over the chicken, top and bottom, then season evenly with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Pour the pineapple juice and orange juice in the tray, not directly over the chicken.
  4. Bake chicken uncovered in the preheated oven for 1 1/2 hours, basting every 5 to 10 minutes with the juices. When it is done it should be a perfect golden brown.
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  1. 21 Ratings


I have tried this chicken over and over, and each time I do something different to make it more flavorful. Take garlic and onions minced together, with salt and pepper. Rub it on the inside ...

I would give this 5 stars for tenderness, but I gave this 4 stars since as some readers mentioned the original recipe was too bland for my tastes. I decided to jazz it up a little. First of all,...

I thought this was pretty good. I used 4 bone-in chicken breasts, and baked it for about an hour. I didn't really measure anything, but I added pineapple chunks with the juice, plenty of soy s...

This was a great "FIND"! Really very good, and easy. Pluss, it makes the kitchen smell so good! Thanks!

Oh this was the BEST ever!! The chicken came out so nice & moist. I took it a little step further and I stuffed the chicken with a couple halves of oranges & some slices of pineapple.

I used a whole cup of OJ and pineapple juice. I had to add water because the juice was burning to the bottom of the pan. It had no flavor of OJ or pineapple, but was very, very juicy. I used ...

This is a great idea and I loved how easy it was. It was very moist but it lacked flavor. Maybe a little garlic or ginger or something would spice it up a little.

I made this last night, and it was great! My hubby liked as well as the kids. I followed some other reviews for flavor factor and placed a whole peeled orange inside the chicken. Also I used a f...

This recipe was quick and easy. The chicken came out very moist. However, my family and I didn't think this was any better than any other baked chicken recipe. We couldn't really detect the oran...