Baked Chicken and Pineapple Casserole

Recipe by ratherbeswimmin
READY IN: 1hr 15mins


  • 1 12
    tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 - 2 12
    lbs whole chicken legs (drumsticks and thighs)
  • 2
    (8 ounce) cans crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 12
    teaspoons hot sauce
  • 1
    cup crushed Ritz crackers or 1 cup saltine crackers
  • 4
    tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1
    cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Grease a 13 x 9 inch baking dish or coat with cooking spray.
  • In a large skillet, heat the oil over med-high heat.
  • Lightly season the chicken all over with salt and black pepper.
  • In batches, place the chicken in the hot oil and cook, turning once, until golden brown, about 8 minutes.
  • Transfer the chicken to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
  • In a small bowl, toss together the pineapple and hot sauce.
  • Spread evenly on the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
  • Place the chicken on top of the pineapple.
  • In a small bowl, combine the crackers, butter, and Cheddar.
  • Scatter the mixture over the top of the chicken and pineapple.
  • Bake until the topping is melted and golden and the chicken is just cooked through, about 45 minutes.
  • Bring straight to the table in the baking dish.