Grilled Hawaiian Barbecue Chicken in Foil

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Grilled Hawaiian Barbecue Chicken in Foil has the most amazing sweet and tangy pineapple barbecue sauce! It grills to perfection with sweet pineapple and delicious summer veggies!

Grilled Hawaiian Barbecue Chicken in Foil on a black plate with a metal fork.

A tragedy happened in our house and our grill died. You all know by now how much I love that thing. Summer BBQs happen at our house quite regularly. At first I thought it was the propane tank but come to find out the hose had a leak in it! Gasp.

But thanks to Amazon Prime I had a grill delivered to my front porch in just two days and I was back to grilling in no time!

Grilled Hawaiian Barbecue Chicken in Foil open to be able to see the cooked contents.

One of our favorite things to grill this summer have been foil packets. They are the perfect serving for each member of the family. Each little packet is complete with tender and flavorful meat and veggies.

I loved this Hawaiian BBQ recipe here on the blog so much that I decided to turn it into a delicious foil packet. It turned out so delicious and the flavor was amazing. The sweet and tangy pineapple barbecue sauce smothered on the chicken cooked with delicious pineapple and summer veggies.

Every single one of us loved these delicious foil packets. I know your family is going to love them too!

Up close photo of Grilled Hawaiian Barbecue Chicken Foil.


Grilled Hawaiian Barbecue Chicken in Foil

5 from 3 votes
Grilled Hawaiian Barbecue Chicken in Foil has the most amazing sweet and tangy pineapple barbecue sauce! It grills to perfection with sweet pineapple and delicious summer veggies!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup bbq sauce I like Sweet Baby Ray's
  • 1 15- ounce can pineapple slices including juice
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic
  • 1 red bell pepper cut into cubes
  • 2 medium zucchini sliced
  • green onions for garnish


  • Heat grill to medium heat. Cut 4 sheets, enough to wrap the chicken and veggies, of heavy duty foil. Place chicken on center of aluminum foil and divide the veggies and add 2-3 pineapple slices into each packet.
  • In a bowl, whisk together bbq sauce, juice from the can of pineapple slices, soy sauce, and garlic. Spread about 2 Tablespoons of the sauce on the chicken and make sure to reserve about ¼ cup.
  • Place chicken packets onto grill and grill for 13-15 minutes flipping at about 7 minutes.To serve carefully open packets, baste with reserve sauce and garnish with green onions.


Serves: 4

Calories264kcal (13%)Carbohydrates31g (10%)Protein25g (50%)Fat3g (5%)Saturated Fat1g (5%)Cholesterol72mg (24%)Sodium1034mg (43%)Potassium647mg (18%)Fiber1g (4%)Sugar25g (28%)Vitamin A1126IU (23%)Vitamin C40mg (48%)Calcium29mg (3%)Iron1mg (6%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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    1. I’m not sure for electric oven, but gas oven should be 375 degrees for 18-24 minutes. I sprayed chicken with olive oil first before putting in packets. I combined the veggies and sprayed them, also. Then, I put bbq sauce on both sides of chicken and topped with the pineapple rings. I, too made jasmin rice with coconut milk and allowed everyone to spoon some onto their packets. Delicious!

      1. Did you just do one big casserole type meal or did you put individual foil packets in the oven? So, if its individual would it still be about that 20 min at 350 yah think?

  1. It was delicious, and the smell while it’s cooking made my mouth water the whole time! I was afraid the chicken would not be cooked through so I butterflied the breasts, and in 15 mins everything was ready. Thanks to the sauce (I used Kraft Chicken & Rib as my bbq sauce) and the packet the chicken was super-moist. I served rice family-style with it, so that everyone could scoop some into their unfolded packets. This is definitely a do-again in our family!

  2. The chicken really needs some type of marinade before it is put on the grill. I give this recipe 3 stars but for some reason it shows up stars.

  3. Everything was going great, until, I realized I was supposed to CLOSE the packets before putting them on the grill! Please add that to your recipe! (My fingertips are burnt.)

  4. After reading everyone else’s comments, maybe putting an oven recipe would be awesome? Because I was wondering the same thing…

  5. I am also interested in an oven recipe! It’s my turn to cook lunch for the office soon and would love to use this recipe!

  6. I love all foil packs recipes and I have always used the oven 375 works all the time unless it’s a thicker cut of meat I just check it every so often. This was amazing loved it!

  7. What’s the Calories and Calories from fat on this recipe? I have to mark this down to keep track of everything on my Fitbit. TIA! ☺

  8. Could I marinate this in some of the sauce for at least a night? Taking it camping and want less as possible to do at the campsite!

  9. Can i do this recipe in the oven? If so How long and what would the ove temp for this? Thank you so very much Alyssa love you blog.

    1. Yes!! I would suggest 375* for 30-45 minutes. Every oven is different though so I would check on it around 20 minutes! I haven’t tried it in the oven yet. You will have to let me know how it turns out!! Thank you for following along with me!! I hope this works out great in the oven!

  10. Decided to do this in the oven. Everything was delicious, it just took a really long time for our oven to cook our apparently thick pieces of chicken. The pineapple was so great with the chicken.

    1. Try butterflying the chicken breasts or cutting them in half lengthwise so that you have two thinner chicken breasts. You can also pound the breasts to make them thinner. Any of these will allow the chicken to cook in less time.

  11. I’m trying this for lunch today (minus the zucchini because I don’t have any ready yet). Do you have the nutrition facts on this? or am I missing them somewhere?

    1. I have found the best way to get nutritional info on all of the recipes is through You just type in the recipe and it tells you! is also a great resource for healthy and delicious meals and provides nutritional info. Hope this helps!  

  12. Hi, if I make the BBQ Hawaiian chicken in the oven what do you suggest the temperature be and for how long?

  13. Hello
    We made the chicken, pineapple, veggie dinner tonight – It was delicious and wonderful. However I have done it twice, and cannot get the blacked look – did you use the little torch, just how did you get those great blackening markings – I want to make againand really want the look you had

  14. I made this last night for dinner for 2. The flavor was delicious, however on my small Weber grill it took 25 minutes. Also even though flavors were great it was very runny and I did cut everything and the juice in 1/2. Going to try it in the oven tomorrow night as I am experimenting for company.

  15. Hi Alyssa, you say to flip your Hawaiian chicken foil packs. Do you actually turn the pack over on the grill so the rolled up/folded seam of the pack is facing downward? Thanks for putting out such great recipes.

    1. Yes, flip the packet with the seam on the grill racks. You will want to make sure your packet is tight and secure so you don’t have any ingredients fall out. Thank you for your sweet comment! I am happy to have followers like you!! XOXO

  16. Have you ever tried to freeze this? My hubby and I are camping at a festival for a few days and thinking foil package dinners on the grill are the way to go to reduce how much clean up is needed so I would want to have them frozen.

  17. Made this in the oven, followed recipe exactly. Packet was so full of liquid the sauce was completely diluted and food was soggy and tasteless. Don’t know what I did wrong.

    1. OH NO!! I am not sure what went wrong. I apologize for the mess. I wish it tasted better for you. I am sorry for that. Hope you can find a recipe that you love! XOXO

  18. Can’t wait to try this recipe sounds very good and perfect for summer will let you know how they liked it

    1. I’ve made this twice and the second time I tweaked it and it came out $. I seared the chicken on the grill 3 min per side, as well as the veggies and pineapple (I grilled these about a minute 1/2 per side, just enough to get those nice grill marks on all your food). Then I removed the food from grill to foil packets, poured bbq on it, sealed it, and left it on the grill over indirect heat @ roughly 375 for 15-20 min. Food was AMAZING! Try it if you get a chance. Just a little tweak but worth it

  19. Hi. This recipe looks delicious and also healthy. Just what I’m looking for. Question for you instead of putting it on the bbq grill can you just place the wrapped up chicken in foil on a baking sheet and place in the oven? If yes what would you say would be the oven temp. and for how long? Thank you.

  20. Haven’t made yet but I was wondering if these could be made on a foreman indoor grill? Our apartments do not allow outdoor grills any longer.

  21. After reading all the comments I think I will try chicken with barbecue sauce.I won’t get the store and don’t have zucchini,bell pepper or pineapple.So with what I do have I will add some cut up potatoes and onion. I have some some apples.I don’t know how they would turn out but can try throwing some of those in. I hope my comment helps others that might not have all the ingredients. I will eventually get the ingredients and make the receipe but for now here I go with 1/2 a chicken,6 little potatoes,1/2 an onion, an apple, a few little carrots and a cup of barbecue sauce. It will cook on 375 degrees in the oven 30 to 40 minutes.

  22. I have mine in the oven right now. I cut up my chicken in bite size pieces. Hope it turns out well. It smells wonderful.

  23. Thank you! Was really good. I used spicy bbq sauce, green beans and thin sliced red potatoes instead.

  24. I made this tonight and it was so tasty!!! I put all the ingredients in a foil packet and cooked in the oven (I don’t own a grill) at 375 degrees for 50 minutes. The chicken just melted in my mouth. I put it all on top of coconut rice too. What a perfect combo!! Can’t wait for leftovers!!!

  25. I saw this recipe online and it made my mouth water….just had to try it! It was delicious and adding the reserve marinade in the packet after it cooked was definitely the way to go! Only thing is your pic looks more blackened with a thicker sauce? How did you get it like that? Mine was like I said delicious but the marinade was more runny not thick (like in your pic)
    Anyways….still a fabulous meal and will make again!

  26. 5 stars
    Made this tonight, cooked in the oven at 375° for 45 mins. Drained the liquid off before I plated it and basted with the reserved sauce. It was delicious!! I paired it with a side of steamed riced butternut squash with dried cranberries, blue cheese and sage. Will make this again!!

  27. For the foil packets what would be the cooking time if I put them in the oven to cook instead of the grill? Anyone have an idea? Probably at 350 degrees F? Thanks. They all look delicious.

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