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Delicious chicken that gets breaded and baked in a sweet and tangy pineapple sauce. It bakes to perfection and is so much better than takeout!

baked sweet hawaiian chicken in a wooden bowl.

My love for this “baked chicken” all started with this baked sweet and sour chicken. I just about died when I made it for the first time and it was better than any takeout that I have ever had. The breading is spot on to any high end chinese restaurant in fact, I think you will agree that it is way better!

I have made several baked chicken recipes since then including sesame chicken, orange chicken, and firecracker chicken. All quickly became popular recipes on the blog with readers. There is something about this breading that is absolutely incredible. And then it bakes to golden and crispy perfection and it allows the sauce to thicken up.

baked hawaiian chicken in a pan.

I decided to take a sweet hawaiian spin with this one and add some pineapple to it. The result was amazing and I was reminded again how incredible this recipe is to make! If you are looking to wow your family with dinner tonight, you have got to try this recipe!

Hawaiian chicken in a wooden bowl.

Hawaiian chicken close up.

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Baked Sweet Hawaiian Chicken

4.66 from 26 votes
By: Alyssa Rivers
Delicious chicken that gets breaded and baked in a sweet and tangy pineapple sauce.  It bakes to perfection and is so much better than takeout! 
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings


Sweet Hawaiian Ingredients:


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cut chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces and season with salt and pepper.
  • In separate bowls, place cornstarch and slightly beaten eggs. Dip chicken into cornstarch then coat in egg mixture. (yes you dip the chicken first in the cornstarch. I promise this method is amazing.)
  • Heat canola oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and cook chicken until browned. Place the chicken in a 9 x 13 greased baking dish.
  • In a medium sized mixing bowl, whisk together pineapple juice, brown sugar, soy sauce, minced garlic, and cornstarch. Add the red pepper and pineapple tidbits. Pour over chicken and bake for 1 hour.
  • I stir the chicken every 15 minutes so that it coated them in the sauce.


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Calories: 793kcalCarbohydrates: 105gProtein: 44gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 231mgSodium: 1339mgPotassium: 1065mgFiber: 3gSugar: 54gVitamin A: 1231IUVitamin C: 59mgCalcium: 84mgIron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
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About Alyssa Rivers

Alyssa Rivers is the author of 'The Tried and True Cookbook', a professional food photographer and experienced recipe-developer. Having a passion for cooking, her tried and true recipes have been featured on Good Morning America, Today Food, Buzzfeed and more.

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  1. 5 stars
    We made this tonight and my oh my… this was DELICIOUS!! Definitely going to add this to the rotation. Thank you for the recipe!!

  2. 4 stars
    it tasted amazing but it was no where near as crunchy as in the picture. i am a decent cook but i probably just did something wrong 😂

  3. 5 stars
    I made this last night for dinner. Delicious!! Better than any takeout, and I know what’s in it. Love your blog, and will continue to follow.

  4. 5 stars
    11:14 a.m. its in the oven now lol , dying to know how it turns out. I started last night and made the rice and sauce. Watched a video on cutting a fresh pine apple 🙂 and will get back to you after I hear the “ding” ( there is enough left over to do a 2 nd time so if turns out good will make it again.
    Just ate my 1 st bowl , thats a hint its great !!! Since my oven is electric here and hate it, I left mine in 12 more minutes on hunch. I was afraid the sauce was to strong but once it went over my special fried rice it was great ! No changed in Mrs Rivers recipe and assume all know it goes over rice. love it so going in for 2 nd bowl now, thanks

    1. Love this recipe!! I cut the recipient in half and it was still great. But… for left overs, I need more sauce. Can I just make the sauce and heat it up in the microwave to add to the leftovers?? Or should I just make the sauce and reheat the left overs and the sauce together in the microwave??🤷‍♀️ Excellent dish!!

      1. I am so glad that you enjoyed the recipe Sandra! Either of those options will actually work well for reheating. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your leftovers!

  5. Hi, just wanted to let you know that this is my first feedback on a recipe.
    Absolute fantastic. We made a whole gathering of friends dressed in Hawaiian attire. For sides I included stuffed tomatoes and greens, chocolate pie for dessert because I’m southern.

    Only thing I changed was using amino acid sauce instead of the soy sauce.
    Will be making this again.
    Thanks for sharing.


    1. Yes, that will work too. It may have a different flavoring because of it but it should still taste delicious.

  6. 4 stars
    This was good, I added a little ginger and sriracha for spice. Added a great touch! Will make again.

  7. 5 stars
    omg my family loved it i added Heinz Tomato sauce and some Rice wine vinegar to the sauce it was lovely Thanks.

  8. 5 stars
    Hi! I’m ashamed to admit but I usually don’t leave reviews, but now that I am a quarantined teacher who is teaching on line; I understand the importance. I’m constantly looking for feedback to improve my lessons. This recipe was amazing!!! I didn’t have pineapple tidbits but I increased pineapple juice by a quarter cup and added French cut green beans. Thank you for a better than take out recipe! Stay safe, stay home, wade your hands and stop touching your face(you know you were)❤️❤️❤️