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Oven Baked Chicken with Cheese Bacon and Pineapple

Easy tray baked chicken topped melted cheese, pineapple and crispy smokey bacon. Sort of pub grub food, what's not to like?

Now if you're looking for diet food you have not landed on the right page but if you're distracted by the mention of cheese then you're just like me. I can not live without cheese in my life!

Baked Chicken with Cheese Bacon and Pineapple with Chips

To make things easier sometimes I use those disposable foil baking trays which can actually be washed and reused a couple of times.

In case you're wondering foil trays can be recycled but ONLY if they are clean, so give it a wash before putting it in your recycling bin.

You can also prepare this a few hours or so in advance - just cover with cling film, pop in the fridge and it'll be ready to bake later on. You could come back from work and bung it in the oven while you're having a quick shower.

Busy Mum's, Lazy Cooks or Both!
Most people have an oven and oven-baked dishes are a great way of using up leftovers. Of course, since you don't have to follow my recipe at all, just add whatever you fancy as a topping for the chicken and the cooking time should be roughly the same.

But with that said, all ovens are different, so I'll leave that for you to decide when the chicken is cooked through and everything is piping hot.

Oven Baked Chicken with Cheese Bacon and Pineapple

Top Tips!

Be sure to bash your chicken fillets as mentioned in the recipe so they are flatter otherwise they'll take much longer to cook.

Always cover with foil and remove in the last 5 or 10 minutes so the cheese can become lightly golden. 

Foil trays can be recycled but only if they are clean, so rinse or wipe off any crumbs or food residue from foil trays. To rinse just dunk the tray in the washing up water - no need to run the tap.

Yield: 2

Oven Baked Chicken with Cheese Bacon and Pineapple

Oven Baked Chicken with Cheese Bacon and Pineapple

Serve with skinny fries, oh, and a side salad for good health!


  • 2 nice skinless chicken fillets
  • a small amount of olive oil
  • freshly ground black pepper for seasoning
  • 4 or 6 rashers of smoked streaky bacon
  • a good handful of grated cheese - I use extra mature cheddar
  • 4 pineapple rings - drained from their juice, pat with kitchen paper.
  • a pinch or two of smoked paprika for added interest!
  • You will also need a disposable foil baking tray or of course any shallow baking tray but it really needs to be non-stick


How to cook Oven Baked Chicken with Cheese Bacon and Pineapple

  1. Preheat your oven to 220C/425F or Gas 7
  2. Start by frying your bacon in a small frying pan till it's nice and crispy. Remove and set aside on some kitchen paper.
  3. Lay each fillet (one at a time) between two sheets of cling film and bash with something suitably bash-able till they're nice and thin.
  4. Try to get the fillets the same thickness. If you don't do this the chicken will not cook through before the cheese burns and also the chicken will be tough.
  5. Smear the tray with a tiny amount of oil and lay the chicken on the tray.
  6. Drizzle over a tiny amount of olive oil along with a sprinkling of black pepper, rubbing over to coat.
  7. Top each fillet with a good amount of grated cheese and two pineapple rings.
  8. Sprinkle over a pinch of paprika if you fancy and cover with kitchen foil. 
  9. *If you made these in advance it is important they are removed from the fridge about 20 minutes before cooking or the timing will be all wrong*
  10. Pop into a preheated oven and bake for about 20 minutes. As everyone's oven is different I'll leave the exact timings to you.
  11. Remove the foil and return to the oven for another 5 minutes so the cheese can colour a bit.
  12. Have a check to make sure the chicken is cooked through and then top with the bacon and pop back in for just a couple of minutes to heat.
  13. Serve straight away while it's piping hot.
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