Hawaiian Grilled Chicken and Pineapple – Juicy grilled chicken glazed in a Hawaiian-inspired sauce with grilled pineapple spears.
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This recipe starts by breaking down a Just BARE Whole Chicken into pieces. I cut the chicken into 8 pieces: 2 breasts, 2 thighs, 2 legs, & 2 wings. I also like to freeze the chicken back (or cage), to make chicken stock when I need it.
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The grilled chicken pieces are coated in a Hawaiian glaze that is sticky, sweet, and a little savory. The glaze is made by reducing pineapple juice, honey, soy sauce, and garlic until the sauce thickens. Then, the chicken pieces get glazed with the sauce during the last few minutes of grilling. Lastly, pineapple spears are grilled to add some smokey flavor to the juicy sweet fruit.
Hawaiian Grilled Chicken and Pineapple pairs perfectly with a fresh summer salad.
Hawaiian Grilled Chicken and Pineapple recipe
- 1 Just BARE Whole Chicken, cut into 8 pieces (2 breasts, 2 legs, 2 thighs, & 2 wings)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup pineapple juice, unsweetened
- 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 Tablespoons honey
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 large pineapple, peeled, cored, and sliced into 8 long wedges
- Season the chicken with the salt and pepper. Let it rest at room temperature as you preheat your grill to 400° Fahrenheit. Lightly oil the grill grates.
- Grill the chicken, skin side up, over indirect heat with a closed lid for 20 minutes. Flip the chicken over and grill with a closed lid for 15 minutes.
- As the chicken cooks, prepare the glaze. Add the pineapple juice, soy sauce, honey, and garlic to a sauce pot. Whisk to combine. Bring the sauce to a simmer and cook until it has thickened and reduced by about half (about 10 minutes).
- Once the chicken has cooked for a total of 45 minutes, brush half the glaze on one side of the chicken. Close the lid for two minutes. Flip the chicken over. Brush the remaining glaze on the chicken. Close the lid and cook two more minutes. Once chicken has an internal temperature of 165° Fahrenheit, remove from grill. Loosely tent the chicken with foil and let it rest for 10 minutes before serving.
- As the chicken rests, grill the pineapple. Grill for 5 minutes on one each side.