Juiciest Grilled Pineapple Chicken

Juiciest Grilled Pineapple Chicken

Chicken on a skewer is a must for any barbecue worth its salt. Why not snazz it up with some pieces of grilled sweet pineapple for added oomph? This chicken is so tender, juicy, and full of awesome tropical flavor.
  • 1 ½ pounds thin-sliced boneless skinless chicken breasts, I had 4 breasts
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 fresh pineapple, cleaned, cored, and sliced into about 8 one-inch-wide long spears
  • thinly sliced green onions, optional for garnishing


  • To a large zip-top plastic bag, add all ingredients except the pineapple and green onions, seal, and smoosh around to evenly coat chicken. Place bag in fridge for at least 30 minutes, or overnight, to marinate.
  • Lightly oil grill grates and preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  • Add the chicken, place chicken on grill, and dunk the pineapple spears into the bag with the marinade, and place them on the grill. Discard the bag with the marinade.
  • Grill the chicken for about 5 minutes on the first side with lid closed, flip, and cook for about 4 to 5 minutes on the second side with lid closed, or until chicken is cooked through and as done as desired. The pineapple can be rotated every 2 to 3 minutes, making that all sides touch the grill grates at some point during the cooking process (ensures that you kill the bacteria associated with the raw chicken marinade).
  • Optionally garnish the chicken with green onions and serve immediately.


Recipe courtesy of AverieCooks, May 24, 2024



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