Grilled Hawaiian Chicken Recipe

If you love the flavor of pineapples in your food, you'll love this grilled chicken recipe.

This Hawaiian grilled chicken recipe is served with a delicious sauce with tropical flavors from the pineapples. Marinating the chicken in pineapple will tenderize the chicken while infusing it with its sweet and tangy flavors. 

Serve it with more sauce on the side and with the fresh slaw that also has the pineapple. If you love pineapples, this is the grilled chicken recipe you should be preparing. 

Grilled Hawaiian Chicken Recipe

Christa Mendiola
If you love the flavor of pineapples in your food, you'll love this grilled chicken recipe.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 6


Grilled Hawaiian Chicken Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups pineapple juice unsweetened
  • 1/4 Cup red bell pepper chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Salt more to taste
  • 1 1/4 kilo Chicken portioned and cleaned
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • 1/4 Cup red onions chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic chopped
  • 4 pieces tomatoes chopped
  • 1/2 Cup pineapple chunks
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 Cup pineapple chunks chopped
  • 1/4 Cup red bell pepper strips
  • 1/4 Cup red onions sliced thinly
  • 3 cups cabbage shredded thinly
  • 2 tablespoons Vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Salt or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper or to taste


  • Place pineapple juice, bell pepper, black pepper and salt in a blender, and process until smooth. Pour over chicken. Transfer in an airtight container and marinate overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Heat up charcoal. Transfer chicken pieces on another tray and reserve marinade. Grill chicken until charred, about 3-4 minutes per side. Transfer to an oven-safe dish. Cover with foil and continue cooking in the oven for 35-40 minutes, or until juice runs clear. Serve with the sauce and pineapple slaw.
  • Make the sauce: Heat up oil in a saucepan. Sauté onions, garlic, and tomatoes. Add pineapple chunks and the reserved marinade. Bring to a boil, and simmer for 30 minutes or until the sauce has thickened. Adjust taste with sugar and more salt.
  • Make the slaw: Place pineapples, bell pepper, onion, cabbage, vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper in a mixing bowl. Mix until well combined. Transfer to a bowl. Cover, and let it sit in the chiller for at least 30 minutes before serving.
Keyword grilled chicken recipes, hawaiian, pineapples, pineapple recipe
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