Grilled Hawaiian BBQ Chicken

Grilled Hawaiian BBQ Chicken is quick and easy and the flavor is amazing! Served over grilled pineapple this is sure to be a hit! 


Yessssss! It’s officially grilling season and I could not possibly be more excited about it, grilling is my jam. This is a dish I make all the time at my house – it’s so dang easy, has amazing flavor, and HELLO there is grilled pineapple involved! No brainer right??

The sauce is used as both a marinade and a topping and I always want to lick the plate clean because the flavor is so good. The great thing is that you can use your favorite bbq sauce as the sauce for the base – homemade or store-bought, whatever you love the most!


Grilled Hawaiian BBQ Chicken

Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Author Tiffany
Servings 4 Servings
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts pounded to even thickness
  • 1 cup bbq sauce use your favorite!
  • 1 15- ounce can pineapple slices including juice
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • fresh cilantro chopped


  1. In a bowl, whisk together bbq sauce, juice from the can of pineapple slices, soy sauce, and garlic. Pour half of the mixture into a large resealable bag. Add oil and chicken. Seal bag and chill for at least 30 minutes or up to overnight. Reserve remaining sauce mixture and chill until ready to use.
  2. Grease and preheat grill to medium heat. Remove chicken from bag, discard bag and marinade, and grill chicken for 6-8 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Grill pineapple slices along with the chicken, 2-3 minutes on each side til heated through and just beginning to char.
  3. When chicken is finished cooking, brush with reserved sauce, top with chopped cilantro and serve with grilled pineapple slices.
Nutrition Facts
Grilled Hawaiian BBQ Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 447 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 1034mg43%
Potassium 725mg21%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 40g44%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 251IU5%
Vitamin C 13mg16%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



Tiffany is an avid cook and photographer who enjoys eating food as much as she does preparing it. She likes to focus on quick, no-fuss meals with lots of big, bold flavors the whole family will love. Putting her own tasty spin on a classic meal or flavor combination is her passion!

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  1. We made this tonight for dinner. It was super quick and easy to put together and so, so tasty. We will definitely be making it again!!

    1. It does look delicious but it tastes even better! This chicken is amazing and has so much flavor! Happy cooking!

        1. Yes, of course! I would cook it at 375* for 40 to 45 minutes until chicken is 165* in the center. I hope that helps!

  2. Grilled Hawaiian BBQ Chicken.
    I used to try this food when I was in Indonesia. It was so yummy. And now I know how to make it via your recipe and instruction.
    Thanks for this. gonna make one for my dearest love. Thumb up.

  3. I am going to try this with skin on, bone in chicken thighs. Only had chuck pineapple so skewered them to grilling. Will let you know how it turns out! C

  4. Thanks for the great recipe!! How would you make this for a party? I have about 18 adults coming and I was wondering the ingredient ratio.

    1. This recipe serves 4 which is giving each person one chicken. You will want to make at least 20 pieces since they are adults and some may want second helpings. I would make the marinade and place the chicken in it over night. If you have a large bowl or tub that has a lid that would fit all the chicken you are going to use, that would be best or lots of ziplock bags work great too. Then on the day of the party you just have to grill the chicken. Hope you enjoy it and all your friends coming over! XOXO

  5. Beautiful recipe. Thanks very much. I am trying to make myself one of the best Hawaiian grill chickens and this would be the best recipe and ideas on the same that I found. Great. Thank you very much for the post.

  6. Hey buddy, thanks for your delicious post. I mean amazing post. Another healthy post as always. Keep posting, looking forward to more from you.

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