Sweet and tangy chicken breasts grilled to absolute perfection with caramelized brown sugar pineapple. Just 10 min prep!

Hawaiian Chicken and Pineapple - Sweet and tangy chicken breasts grilled to absolute perfection with caramelized brown sugar pineapple. Just 10 min prep!

It’s August. It’s hot. And I’m not on a tropical island sipping a coconut margarita. So this Hawaiian chicken will have to do. For now.

Hawaiian Chicken and Pineapple - Sweet and tangy chicken breasts grilled to absolute perfection with caramelized brown sugar pineapple. Just 10 min prep!

With a quick and easy marinade, this comes together with just 10 minutes prep, so you can really enjoy this all year long, any day of the week.

Hawaiian Chicken and Pineapple - Sweet and tangy chicken breasts grilled to absolute perfection with caramelized brown sugar pineapple. Just 10 min prep!

And when you pair it with that brown sugar pineapple, you’ll be on that tropical island in no time. Although a trip to Hawaii won’t hurt either.

Hawaiian Chicken and Pineapple

Sweet and tangy chicken breasts grilled to absolute perfection with caramelized brown sugar pineapple. Just 10 min prep!
5 stars (10 ratings)

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • ¼ cup pineapple juice
  • ¼ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha, optional
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves

For the pineapple

  • 1 large pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into 8 to 10 wedges
  • ¼ cup brown sugar

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together soy sauce, pineapple juice, brown sugar, ketchup, garlic, ginger, sesame oil and Sriracha. Reserve 1/4 cup and set aside.
  • In a gallon size Ziploc bag or large bowl, combine soy sauce mixture and chicken; marinate for at least 1 hour to overnight, turning the bag occasionally. Drain the chicken from the marinade.
  • In another gallon size Ziploc bag or large bowl, combine pineapple and brown sugar.
  • Preheat grill to medium high heat. Add chicken and pineapple to grill and cook, flipping once and basting chicken with reserved 1/4 cup marinade until cooked through, about 5-6 minutes on each side.
  • Serve immediately, garnished with cilantro, if desired.

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