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.  

Ingredients:

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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Comments

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

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

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

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

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  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!

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    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!

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

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

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

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    1. They sure are! Thanks for pinning.

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    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

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