Grilled Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken

After we tried making homemade Dole Whips (or pineapple smoothies as I called them) I had a half can of crushed pineapple sitting in my fridge and I wasn't sure what to do with it.  I thought I might be able to use it to help make a delicious marinade and boy was I right! The first time I made them I used chicken tenderloins and then made the exact same recipe less than a week later using full sized chicken breasts.

Both were a huge hit in this house and I just know I'll be trying this recipe baked in the oven come winter too.  


1 cup minced pineapple with the juice
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 Tablespoon minced garlic
Chicken pieces-- we prefer boneless skinless breasts or whole chicken tenderloins

Combine the first 5 ingredients together in a small bowl.

Pour over chicken and let sit in the marinade for a few hours.  I like to make my marinade in the morning and let the chicken soak up the flavors all day long in the fridge.

Our grill has a gauge on the lid and I like to heat the grill up to 350 and leave it hovering right around there to cook this chicken.  Depending on the thickness of the chicken I typically flip it 10-15 minutes into the cooking time and then give it another 10- 15 minutes. 

 I always check to see if the chicken is cooked through using a meat thermometer or cutting a small slit into the largest piece of breast and making sure the juices run clear.

After taking the chicken off the grill I like to cover it with tin foil for 10 minutes or so to let the juices come back into it.  I knew this recipe was a keeper when my oldest, who is not a fan of chicken at all, wanted to eat the leftovers! 

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  1. Yum! Such a perfect summer dish- thanks for sharing!

    1. It is so good! I have one boy that really hates chicken and even he told me this was yummy!

  2. Oh yum! Will have to try this sometime soon.

  3. This looks delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  4. Oh this looks delicious. I have a recipe that's similar and I always bake it. I need to try it on the grill... I bet it'd be even better that way!

    1. I was just thinking as I was making this the other day that it would be great baked in the oven come winter.

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    1. My boys sure thought so the leftovers were gone in seconds!

  6. Super delicious sounding! Thanks for linking up and sharing your recipe with on Centerpiece Wednesday!

  7. This looks amazing! We have chicken quite often in our house so this would go down a treat. Thanks for sharing. :)

  8. Yum, pineapple and chicken are meant for each other! Pinning, thx!

    1. They sure are! Thanks for pinning.

    2. Your awesome recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday,498! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us and hope to see you again soon!
      Miz Helen

  9. Oh, I want to make that chicken! I have a jar of pineapple salsa in the pantry and I am wondering if that would work with it, too, after cooking?


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