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 fresh pineapple and delicious summer veggies!

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Cooked BBQ chicken in aluminum foil surrounded by cooked pineapple and veggies.

Grilled Hawaiian BBQ Chicken in Foil Recipe

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 so I need my grill! But don’t worry, I had a grill delivered to my front porch in just two days and I was back to grilling in no time!

One of our favorite things to grill this summer has 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!

Ingredients in Grilled Hawaiian Barbecue Chicken

This recipe has so many fresh flavors from the fruits and veggies that you combine with your chicken. Check out the recipe card at the bottom of the recipe car for exact measurements.

  • Chicken Breasts: I like to use boneless, skinless chicken breasts for this recipe.
  • BBQ Sauce: I like to make my own BBQ sauce using this recipe. But if you are going for store bought then Sweet Baby Ray’s is my favorite!
  • Pineapple Slices: Don’t drain your pineapple slices, keep the juice!
  • Soy Sauce: This adds a great zing of flavor to the sauce.
  • Garlic: I used minced garlic in this recipe.
  • Vegetables: You can use whatever vegetables that you like but I love pairing red bell pepper, zucchini, and green onions with the pineapple.

How to Make Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Foil Packets

These are so easy and turn out perfectly tender and juicy every single time. They are perfect for any summer BBQ but you know me, I like to cook foil packets in the winter too using my oven! See the instructions below on how you can change this up and make them all year long!

  1. Prepare foil packets: Heat grill to medium heat. Cut 4 sheets, enough to wrap the chicken and veggies, of heavy-duty foil. Then, place chicken on the center of aluminum foil and divide the veggies and add 2-3 pineapple slices into each packet.
  2. Whisk sauce: 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.
  3. Grill and garnish: Place chicken packets onto grill and grill for 13-15 minutes flipping at about 7 minutes.To serve carefully open packets, baste with reserved sauce, and garnish with green onions.
3 pictures showing how to add the hawaiann bbq chicken and ingredients to the foil and wrap it all up.

Can I cook foil packets in the oven?

Yes! You can actually cook this grilled Hawaiian barbeque chicken in your oven if you prefer that or don’t have a grill to use!

  • Pre-heat oven to 400F and make your packets. Make sure to seal the foil around all ot the ingredients nice and tight. Bake for 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. The internal temperature of cooked chicken is 165 degreed Fahrenheit.
A close up of a fork cutting into the grilled Hawaiian barbecue chicken thats in a foil packet.

Grilled Hawaiian Barbecue Chicken in Foil

4.86 from 7 votes
Grilled Hawaiian barbecue chicken that is made in foil has the most amazing sweet and tangy pineapple barbecue sauce! It grills to perfection with fresh pineapple and delicious summer veggies!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings: 4

Ingredients
  

  • 4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1 cup BBQ Sauce
  • 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)

Instructions
 

  • Heat grill to medium heat. Cut 4 sheets, enough to wrap the chicken and veggies, of heavy-duty foil. Place chicken on the 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 reserved sauce, and garnish with green onions.

Notes

Originally Posted August 7, 2016
Updated on June 15, 2022

Nutrition

Serves: 4

Calories279kcal (14%)Carbohydrates34g (11%)Protein26g (52%)Fat4g (6%)Saturated Fat1g (5%)Polyunsaturated Fat1gMonounsaturated Fat1gTrans Fat1gCholesterol72mg (24%)Sodium1044mg (44%)Potassium912mg (26%)Fiber2g (8%)Sugar28g (31%)Vitamin A1322IU (26%)Vitamin C58mg (70%)Calcium49mg (5%)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 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 MyFitnessPal.com. You just type in the recipe and it tells you!  Skinnytaste.com is also a great resource for healthy and delicious meals and provides nutritional info. Hope this helps!  

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 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! ☺

  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. 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!

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

  9. 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.)

  10. 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.

  11. 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!

    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?

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