Sweet, smoky, and tangy, this Easy Hawaiian Chicken has it all! Barbecue sauce and pineapple juice combine to make this dish finger-licking good!
I have a confession to make. I’ve been feeling very lazy lately. The last two weeks I was traveling around Italy and Germany with my mom and I set posts to publish ahead of time so I would be able to take that extra time off. Well, now that my mom is gone and I am back into my routine (at least temporarily) I am definitely feeling the post vacation blues. Don’t get me wrong, I love writing about food more than anything and I would love to make this my sole job. But, as in any job, sometimes there are days where you just want another day of vacation or two.
Well, since I can’t leave my lovely readers without any recipe inspiration for long, I went to create a super simple and super delicious meal perfect for summer.
Easy Hawaiian Chicken is just that. From start to finish the dish took me a total of 30 minutes. Better yet, it only has 5 ingredients which definitely makes me and my wallet happy. Plus, did I mention it was delicious?
Hawaiian Chicken is basically just a mix of barbecue sauce with pineapple juice and pineapple chunks. It is so simple and yet so delicious. The barbecue is a great base that adds a nice smokiness and tang while the pineapple adds in all that wonderful sweetness which, as you know, I simply cannot get enough of.
The other great thing is that if you wanted to put this in the slowcooker, you could! Just combine all ingredients in the crockpot and allow it to cook for 6 to 8 hours! I love flexible recipes like that!
Hopefully this nice and easy dinner helps you fight off post-vacation blues too!
- 1 cup barbecue sauce
- 1 cup pineapple juice
- 2 tbs ketchup
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 6-8 round pineapple slices
- Preheat grill to medium/medium-high heat.
- In a medium bowl, combine barbecue sauce, pineapple juice, and ketchup, mixing until fully combined. Pour half of marinade into a smaller bowl. Dunk chicken breasts into the larger bowl of marinade.
- Remove chicken from the bowl and place on the grill to cook until white throughout and the juices run clear, about 10-15 minutes. As the chicken cooks, baste occasionally with the marinade in the larger bowl.
- When the chicken is nearly cooked, add pineapple slices to the grill and cook 3 to 4 minutes or until softened and slightly charred.
- Once the chicken and pineapple are cooked, remove from the grill and serve with the sauce reserved in the small bowl.
Serve these tasty sides with your Easy Hawaiian Chicken!