Skillet Pineapple BBQ Chicken
Skillet chicken dishes are amazing because the browning action that you get in a skillet makes super flavorful pan sauces without the need for a million ingredients. This sauce combines sweet pineapple, tangy BBQ sauce, and the savory chicken drippings for a to-die-for sauce. So easy and delicious, so little needed. This is the perfect easy weeknight dinner!
You can make it spicy or mild. I’ve had a thing lately for super thinly sliced fresh jalapeños, so I added those to the dish at the end, but they are entirely optional if you don’t want a spicy dish. Also, you can totally do this with chicken breasts instead of thighs. I do suggest pounding the chicken breast to an even thickness first to help them cook evenly. I used regular BBQ sauce in effort to make a “base” recipe but as I was standing in the sauce aisle at the grocery store my mind was spinning with all the fun BBQ sauce flavors that would go great with this. Or maybe it was spinning because I had just gotten out of a really hard circuit training class. Either way, there are a lot of options! Try this quick pan sauce drenches tender chicken thighs and thick pineapple slices in this easy Skillet Pineapple BBQ Chicken.
- 1 Tbsp cooking oil
- 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs* (about 2.3 lbs.)
- Pinch Salt and pepper
- 20 oz. can Pineapple slices in juice
- 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
- 1 jalapeño (optional), sliced thinly
- 2 green onions, sliced