Pineapple Grilled Chicken

Pineapple Grilled Chicken – seriously THE BEST grilled chicken breast recipe! Chicken marinated overnight in vegetable oil, pineapple juice, salt, paprika, basil, onion powder, thyme, and garlic. This chicken is so tender and juicy. Tastes great leftover too!! We always double the recipe! Everyone asks for the recipe! SO YUM! LOVE this easy grilled chicken breast recipe!

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Easy Chicken Marinade with Pineapple Juice

This Pineapple Grilled Chicken is a new favorite! It is LOADED with tons of flavor. The chicken is so tender and juicy. We have made this several times over the past few weeks and just can’t seem to get enough of it. It even tastes great leftover! We love it chopped up on a salad or in a wrap. Give this a try the next time you fire up the grill. I promise you won’t be disappointed!

How to Make Pineapple Grilled Chicken

This marinade is very easy to make. Whisk together vegetable or canola oil, pineapple juice, paprika, basil, onion, thyme, and garlic. Place chicken breasts in a ziplock freezer bag, pound to an even thickness, and pour marinade into the bag. Place the chicken in the refrigerator and marinate for a few hours up to overnight. About an hour before cooking the chicken, remove the chicken from the marinade. Cook the chicken on the grill until it reaches an internal temperature of 165ºF.

  • You can use this marinade on any cut of chicken you prefer – tenders, breasts, thighs, or legs.
    • Can use boneless or bone-in chicken. Adjust the cooking time to ensure an internal temperature of 165ºF.
  • We like to let the chicken marinate overnight to achieve maximum flavor. I whisk up the marinade before I go to bed and the chicken is ready to grill for lunch or dinner the next day.
  • My #1 tip when grilling chicken is to pound the chicken breast to an even thickness. We put the chicken in a ziplock bag and use a flat meat mallet to carefully pound out the hump. This ensures that the chicken cooks evenly and you don’t have juicy chicken and half-dry chicken.
  • No grill? No problem! You can cook the chicken inside. Pan sear the chicken breasts in a skillet for 3 to 4 minutes per side. Place the chicken on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake at 400ºF for 10 minutes, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 165ºF.

What to Serve with Grilled Chicken

We absolutely LOVE this chicken. It has quickly become a favorite. Even though there are only two of us, we always make a full batch so we can eat leftovers during the week. This chicken is great for dinner parties too! Give this a try next time you fire up the grill! I promise it will be a hit!

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Pineapple Grilled Chicken

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Pineapple Grilled Chicken – seriously THE BEST grilled chicken breast recipe! Chicken marinated overnight in vegetable oil, pineapple juice, salt, paprika, basil, onion powder, thyme and garlic. This chicken is so tender and juicy. Tastes great leftover too!! We always double the recipe! Everyone asks for the recipe! SO YUM! LOVE this easy grilled chicken breast recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • ½ cup pineapple juice
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp dried thyme leaves, crushed
  • 1 tsp garlic powder

Instructions:

  • Whisk together oil, pineapple juice and all seasonings.
  • Place chicken in a gallon ziplock bag. Lightly pound the chicken with a meat mallet or rolling pin to an even thickness. Pour marinade over chicken.
  • Refrigerate chicken overnight.
  • Remove chicken from marinade 1 hour before grilling. Discard marinade.
  • Prepare grill and grill chicken until done, approximately 12 to 15 minutes, until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165ºF.

Notes:

  • You can use this marinade on any cut of chicken you prefer – tenders, breasts, thighs, or legs.
    • Can use boneless or bone-in chicken. Adjust the cooking time to ensure an internal temperature of 165ºF.
  • We like to let the chicken marinate overnight to achieve maximum flavor. I whisk up the marinade before I go to bed and the chicken is ready to grill for lunch or dinner the next day.
  • My #1 tip when grilling chicken is to pound the chicken breast to an even thickness. We put the chicken in a ziplock bag and use a flat meat mallet to carefully pound out the hump. This ensures that the chicken cooks evenly and you don’t have juicy chicken and half-dry chicken.
  • No grill? No problem! You can cook the chicken inside. Pan sear the chicken breasts in a skillet for 3 to 4 minutes per side. Place the chicken on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake at 400ºF for 10 minutes, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 165ºF.

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    1. sure! I prefer to pan sear the chicken for a 3 or 4 minutes on each side and then finish them off in the oven at 400ºF for about 10 minutes.

  1. This looks delish! What brand of chicken breasts do you use? They don't look too big, which is what we like!

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