Glazed Chicken Thighs with Pineapple Relish. I cook a LOT of chicken as you can see from this blog.  What can I say, chicken is delicious.  For this dish I use boneless and skinless chicken thighs, because they cook quickly and remain plump and succulent regardless of the cooking method.

Most of the ingredients were already in my pantry and the chicken thighs thawed in the fridge.  Serve this over steamed white rice.  Start cooking the rice first.  Use a rice cooker if you have one so you can set it and forget it.   Here’s a look at most of the ingredients:

ingredients for chicken and pineapple relish
soy sauce, chicken thighs, ginger honey, pineapple chunks, red and yellow bell peppers, seasoned rice vinegar
sauteed peppers, onion and pineapples
sauteed peppers,red onion and pineapples
chicken thighs gettin' glazed
chicken thighs gettin’ glazed

Dinner in 25: Glazed Chicken Thighs with Pineapple Relish

Demetra Overton
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 -6 servings


  • 4 teaspoons of vegetable oil
  • 1 cup of diced red and yellow peppers
  • ½ cup diced red onion
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes more or less depending on how hot you like it
  • 1-20 ounce can of diced pineapples in juice
  • 2 tablespoons of seasoned rice vinegar substitute 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 pounds of boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 tablespoons honey with ginger
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • Steamed rice


  • First make the relish:Drain the pineapples and reserve the juice (there should be about 1 cup of juice)
  • Sauté the peppers and onions in 2 teaspoons of oil for about 3 minutes , then add the well-drained pineapples-cook for 2 more minutes.
  • Add crushed red pepper and seasoned rice vinegar.  Cook until no liquid remains in the pan.  Scoop the relish into a bowl.
  • Remove the excess fat from the chicken thighs.
  • Add 2 teaspoons of oil to the pan and brown the chicken thighs (about 3 minutes per side, chicken will not be fully cooked)
  • Combine reserved pineapple juice, honey, ginger and soy sauce and add to the pan.
  • Bring this to a boil and reduce to a simmer
  • Add the chicken to the sauce, turning the chicken thighs over several times as the sauce reduces.  The sauce will begin to thicken and the chicken will finish cooking in the sauce in about 10 minutes.
  • Serve the glazed chicken over steamed rice and top with the pineapple relish.


Dinner is DONE! Glazed Chicken Thighs with Pineapple Relish
Dinner is DONE! Glazed Chicken Thighs with Pineapple Relish

7 Comments on Dinner in 25: Glazed Chicken Thighs with Pineapple Relish

  1. Elle @ (Eat.Style.Play)
    June 11, 2014 at 4:31 pm (10 years ago)

    So I know who’s house we’re coming to next time I’m in Atlanta! Goodness, this looks so yummy!

  2. dpums
    February 25, 2013 at 4:03 am (11 years ago)

    This looks so delicious! I’ve made a quick pineapple and red bell pepper relish before to serve on top of white fish (tilapia, flounder, etc.) I can only imagine how delicious this will be on chicken! I will definitely be making this! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    • sweetsavant
      February 25, 2013 at 4:17 am (11 years ago)

      Your dish sounds delicious! This relish would be great on fish as well.

  3. Valerie
    January 28, 2013 at 8:06 pm (11 years ago)

    Just took out the ingredients. Making this tonight! Thanks!

    • sweetsavant
      January 28, 2013 at 11:35 pm (11 years ago)

      FANTASTIC! I’d love to have your feedback.

  4. Miriam
    January 25, 2013 at 12:03 pm (12 years ago)

    That looks delious and quick, thanks for this recipe. I will definitely be making this.

    • sweetsavant
      January 25, 2013 at 6:45 pm (12 years ago)

      AWESOME!! Please let me know how it turns out


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