Polynesian chicken

Kim McCosker and Rachael Bermingham bake chicken with canned fruit to make a supper evocative of tropical holidays
Polynesian chicken
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Effort: easy


  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp walnut oil
  • 432 g can crushed pineapples, drained
  • 250 g peach or apricot jam
  • salad, to serve

Tips and Suggestions

If you can't find cans of crushed pineapple, buy a similar-sized can of pineapple pieces and briefly blitz the fruit with a hand blender until pulpy.


1. Preheat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4.

2. Coat the chicken breasts with walnut oil, place in an ovenproof dish and roast for 15 minutes.

3. Turn the chicken over and cook for a further 10 minutes, or until tender.

4. Drain the pan juices into a bowl and combine with the pineapple and jam. Pour this mixture over the chicken and cook for a further 15 minutes, or until bubbling.

5. Serve the chicken breasts and fruity sauce with a side salad.

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