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!
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.
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.