Bacon Pineapple BBQ Chicken with Red Onions and Mozzarella Cheese - a delicious way to cook chicken breasts and keep them moist, flavorful and far from boring!
If you're looking for an easy pineapple chicken recipe or Hawaiian BBQ style chicken - this recipe is a perfect choice to try! All you have to do is throw 4 chicken breasts into a medium size casserole dish, top it with BBQ sauce, then add diced pineapple, cooked bacon, red onions, and shredded Mozzarella cheese. Bake it uncovered in the oven for about 30 minutes, and your dinner is ready! Your bacon pineapple BBQ chicken will be smothered in a lot of goodness and, therefore, will remain moist and tender which is what we want for chicken breasts.
The result tastes so good! and, no wonder, chicken and pineapple combination is always good, especially when the BBQ sauce is involved. The chicken will look pretty good too, with lots of colors:
This is just like grilled Hawaiian BBQ chicken, but without the need to turn on the grill.
How do you make bacon pineapple BBQ chicken?
Start by adding chicken breasts to the baking dish. It's not really necessary to season the chicken breasts with salt or pepper, as we are about to pile up a whole bunch of flavorful ingredients on top.
Next, top with about 1 cup of BBQ sauce, to cover all chicken breasts. Use more BBQ sauce if needed.
Then, top your chicken with diced pineapple (from the can):
Top with diced, cooked bacon:
Add sliced red onion:
Top with mozzarella cheese:
Bake your pineapple BBQ chicken for 25-30 minutes until the chicken is completely cooked and no longer pink in the center.
Top with diced green onions, and serve:
Bacon Pineapple BBQ Chicken
- 4 chicken breasts (skinless, boneless - use thinly sliced chicken breasts)
- 1 cup BBQ sauce
- 1 cup pineapple diced
- 6 strips bacon cooked and diced
- ¼ red onion sliced (about ¼ cup) + extra
- 1 cup Mozzarella cheese shredded
- 2 green onions diced
- Preheat the oven to 375 F. Use thinly sliced chicken breasts
- Add chicken breasts to the casserole dish. Using a spoon, brush chicken breasts with BBQ sauce.
- Top with diced pineapple.
- Add chopped cooked bacon on top of the chicken.
- Top with sliced red onion.
- Top with shredded Mozzarella cheese.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes, uncovered, until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in the center. Broil for the last 4 minutes if desired.
- To serve, top chicken with a small amount of extra diced pineapple, a little bit of remaining sliced red onion, and diced green onions.
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Can you cook this in pressure cooker? If so, how long would you suggest cooking it for and at what temperature
Misty, I haven't tried this in a pressure cooker.
Made this for dinner tonight. It was amazingly good, very tasty! Husband said this is really …..really good, what do you call this. Lol. I so love making your recipes! They are the best and super easy to make, and u are very detailed in your directions which I appreciate so much.
Diane, thank you for such a thoughtful and encouraging comment - it means a lot to me! 🙂 And so glad you liked this particular dish!
How long would cooking time be if I used chicken thighs instead?
Sheri, if you use skinless, boneless chicken thighs the cooking times would be very similar to cooking skinless boneless chicken breasts. I would not use bone-in chicken in this recipe.
Can bacon bits be used instead of cooked bacon to save time or would they be too small?
DeAnne, you can use bacon bits. Just use a generous amount if you like more bacon flavor.
I've made this several times, following the recipe as is. The only thing I do differently is use a sugar free bbq sauce on account of my own dietary needs. It's always a HUGE hit, not just in my house, but I've also made it for my extended family and they love it too! Thanks for this delicious recipe!
Amber, I am so glad you love this recipe! Thank you for taking the time to share such a positive comment! 🙂
Very yummy I did sauted red peppers instead of red onions and I forgot to put on the green onions. Still very good!
Katie, I love your addition of red peppers - sounds delish! 🙂
I’ve made this 3 times now and absolutely love it. The pineapples are my favorite part. I use a whole pineapple and it’s absolutely delicious. I also season my chicken then sear it before I put it in the baking pan
Meghan, your comment made my day! I am glad you love this recipe. Thank you for taking the time to share this positive feedback and the 5-star review! 🙂
I agree with the other comment in regards to slicing chicken thin to meet cooking time suggested. It took over an hour to cook which was very frustrating. Due to the increase in time the cheese did not melt over the chicken, but rather hardened and slid off.
Great feedback! I have updated the recipe accordingly.