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Paleo Pineapple Salsa Chicken Bake – challenge yourself in the kitchen!



My husband rarely makes New Year’s Resolutions, or if he does he just doesn’t tell anyone in case he doesn’t achieve it. This year is a little different. He has made it his mission to eat better and lose a little weight and in doing so he has adopted a no-carb, low-meat diet. He is still getting plenty of proteins from other sources and eats lots of fruits and veggies, but it has made cooking for the family a little difficult.

His food choices are actually quite healthy and to my surprise, I find myself inspired by his motivation and dedication. So much so that I’ve tried to find meal options that can appeal to both him and the kids. Since he isn’t completely cutting out meat, I figured a no-carb chicken dish would be right up our alley.

Pineapple Salsa Chicken Bake

pineapple salsa

This Pineapple Salsa Chicken Bake is no-carb, high veggies, and all delicious! Oh, and it is Paleo too if you are into that sort of thing.

Pineapple Salsa Chicken Bake

Pineapple Salsa Chicken Bake
An easy Paleo dish that the whole family can enjoy!
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
20 min
  1. 2-3 cups cooked chicken breast, cubed
  2. 1 jar salsa (gluten free, no preservatives)
  3. 1 can pineapple chunks or fresh pineapple, cubed
  1. Mix all ingredients in a baking dish and bake in a 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes until heated through.
  2. Serve with a side of fresh or steamed veggies!
  1. Use your favorite salsa for this dish. I made this with salsa I had on hand, which was a Chi-Chi's salsa by Hormel, and a Black Bean and Corn salsa. Neither are gluten free, but if you want this to be a paleo dish you will need to make sure your salsa is gluten free and doesn't contain corn or legumes.
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New Year’s Resolution: Challenge Yourself in the Kitchen

Did you know that 45% of Americans make resolutions each year – but only 8% actually achieve them? This year, instead of making resolutions, try setting realistic goals. Joan Hanson, Hormel Foods Test Kitchen Director has provided the top five tips to help you get started with reaching your mealtime goals this year:

1. Try at least one new, quick and easy, family-friendly recipe each week (check out Hormel Foods’ recipe ideas on Pinterest and Facebook for ideas!)

2. Put ‘family dinner’ on the schedule at least three times a week and commit to those days as a way to connect with your spouse and children.

3. Incorporate at least three food groups into each meal, such as meat, dairy, and a vegetable

4. Get the whole family involved – whether it’s cooking or cleaning, making it a team effort will ease stress and make it fun!

5. Try to meal plan at least one week each month – it means fewer trips to the grocery store (and less impulse spending) and no uncertainty about what’s for dinner.


Did you make New Year’s resolutions this year? If so, did any of them involve your cooking goals? What is your number one cooking goal for this year?



I am currently a member of the Hormel Foods Extended Blogger Program and this post is part of my involvement in the Group. While Hormel Foods provides me material and necessary resources to complete various activities, all statements and sentiment in The Mommy Bunch are my own.

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15 Responses to Paleo Pineapple Salsa Chicken Bake – challenge yourself in the kitchen!

  1. Not So Average Mama January 22, 2014 at 6:17 pm #

    I have a lot of friends that eat this way, going to share!
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  2. Holly January 22, 2014 at 6:42 pm #

    This looks great! And I think the kids will actually eat it too.
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  3. Donna January 22, 2014 at 6:57 pm #

    I think I could do these kitchen goals! And my husband loves pineapple salsa, so I have to make this for him!
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  4. Robin Gagnon {Mom Foodie} January 22, 2014 at 7:18 pm #

    This looks quite tasty!
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  5. cindy January 22, 2014 at 8:03 pm #

    very interesting combo! I love adding pineapple to dinner dishes 🙂
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  6. Beth January 22, 2014 at 8:32 pm #

    Pineapple and chicken?! … yum!
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  7. Sara Phillips January 22, 2014 at 8:51 pm #

    This is something my husband would love! Thanks!
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  8. Shannon Schmid January 22, 2014 at 9:54 pm #

    What interesting flavors!
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  9. Digna D. January 22, 2014 at 9:57 pm #

    I am not familiar with Paleo. But I love pineapple with salsa, it tones down the heat. Pinning!
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  10. Jennifer @ My Sweet Sanity January 22, 2014 at 10:16 pm #

    This sounds really yummy! Recipes like this make me think about trying Paleo eating.
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  11. Angela January 22, 2014 at 10:26 pm #

    I can tell by the vibrant colors that this dish is just popping with flavor!
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  12. Sharon January 23, 2014 at 5:53 am #

    This recipe looks so tasty! and yes! These goals are very doable! We have a family meal almost every night. IT’s very important to me to spend time together around the table.
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  13. trisha January 23, 2014 at 8:29 am #

    I love Pineapple chicken but never added salsa. Great idea~
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  14. Kristin Wheeler (@MamaLuvsBooks) January 24, 2014 at 10:20 am #

    YUM! That looks so delicious and healthy!
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  15. Alicia Vanatta January 25, 2014 at 11:04 am #

    This looks so tasty! I may try it out sometime. Thanks so much for the great post
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