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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

    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

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

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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

      1. Hi can u cut the chicken in small chunks ? I think it would cook faster and easier to eat for a tailgate !!

  10. 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.

  11. 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
    Polly

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

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