Susan Mallery’s Pineapple Chicken Recipe

Susan Mallery’s Pineapple Chicken Recipe

The Summer Getaway by Susan Mallery is a novel about new beginnings, living life with purpose and having the courage to take a chance on yourself. With a glorious Pacific coast settings, this IS summer in a book! We can’t wait to sit outside on a sunny afternoon reading this book and tucking in to this pineapple chicken recipe created by Susan herself and featured in The Summer Getaway.

Try it for yourself and be sure to snap a photo and tag us on social media. We’d love to see your versions of Susan’s dish and once we get past the food envy, we will re-share!


  • 1 can of pineapple chunks, divided
  • 235ml soy sauce
  • 1 inch of fresh ginger, sliced thin
  • 1 jalapeno, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed with the side of a knife
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • Chopped fresh coriander
  • 2 tbsp olive oil (if using a pressure cooker)
  • Salt and pepper


Marinade: Combine pineapple juice with soy sauce. Stir in sliced ginger and jalapeno and smashed garlic. Place chicken in a glass dish and pour marinade over. Marinate for at least two hours but preferably 8 hours or overnight.

Pineapple Slaw: Cut pineapple chunks into pea-sized chunks. Stir in green onions and coriander. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Chicken: Remove chicken from marinade. Discard marinade. Liberally sprinkle breasts with salt and pepper. In the oven: Roast at 425 degrees for about 20-25 minutes, until the internal temperature registers 165 degrees. In a pressure cooker: On sauté mode, heat 2 Tbsp olive oil and brown on each side. Remove. Add 1 cup of chicken broth to the pan and deglaze. Place the chicken on a trivet and cook on high pressure for 8 minutes, with 10 minutes natural release. You can toss some whole baby potatoes on top of the breasts if cooking this way.

Serve with pineapple slaw.


The Summer Getaway by Susan Mallery

Robyn Caldwell needs a life plan. Fast. So when her beloved Aunt Lillian asks her to come to Santa Barbara for an overdue visit Robyn jumps at the chance.

In the sunshine Robyn begins to see her life with a bit more clarity and the more time she spends with free-spirited Lillian, and mysterious author Mason Bishop, the man destined to inherit her aunt’s mansion, the more she sees the appeal in taking chances on dreams, and love. Life is meant to be lived with purpose. But when Robyn’s past catches up with her, can she muster the courage to take a chance on herself?