Recipe Box, Grilled Hawaiian Chicken in a Pineapple with Summer Saffron Rice Bake

Get that grill  going!  🍍

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This meal is fancy enough for company but so easy and budget friendly, you will want to make it all summer for your family

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HHjr and I have been toying with the idea of stuffing a whole pineapple with a pork tenderloin and putting it on the rotisserie…upon thinking it through we decided our brilliant plan had lots of prickly points 🙂

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We ultimately decided to opt for boneless chicken thighs threaded on a big skewer with alternate pineapple slices

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Make a tasty marinade with orange or pineapple juice, soy sauce, a dash of sesame oil and brown sugar.  Marinate the chicken [or pork] all day if possible, and pork can be marinated for 24-48 hours.

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Peel the pineapple, and cut into thick slices, leaving the core in tact.  Insert a skewer or skewers through the pineapple slice cores and the center of the chicken pieces alternately

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The sugars from the pineapple and the marinade will char the outside a little as it cooks, but that adds flavor and can be trimmed off after cooking

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It smells amazing!

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Present it like this, adding the pineapple top to the other end for a fun presentation, like I wish I had 🙂

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You can serve it as is or cut it into pieces

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This would make wonderful sandwiches too, with this mixture piled high on a toasty bun with maybe a little BBQ sauce to hold it together

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Serve this with an easy Summer Saffron Rice Bake, one of the recipes promised recently on  Summer Menu Ideas

saffron rice ingredients

Add some summer zucchini and fresh corn to the saffron rice for added flavor and texture…your non veggie eaters might not even notice it’s in there…

Cook rice according to package directions and place in a large casserole dish

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Add the chicken soup and sour cream

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Saute the veggies in a little butter and olive oil until they soften and begin to get a nice color on them

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Season with salt and pepper and add to the rice in the casserole dish

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Stir together and add some cheese

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Smooth out the top and cover with additional cheese

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Do this ahead of time and bake later if desired

summer saffron rice bake

It is creamy dreamy good!

Grilled Hawaiian Chicken in a Pineapple

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Citrus Teriyaki Marinade*:

3/4 cup pineapple or orange juice

1/3 cup soy sauce

2 T sesame oil

1/4 cup brown sugar

Mix all together and use to marinate chicken or pork

Grilled Hawaiian Chicken in a Pineapple

6 marinated boneless chicken thighs**

1 pineapple

Trim skin from pineapple.  Cut into 8 thick slices, leaving the core in tact.  Starting with pineapple bottom, alternate pineapple slices with chicken pieces, skewering pineapple in the firm center core.  Grill until chicken is thoroughly cooked through.  Time will vary according to grill, size of chicken, and temperature, so make adjustments accordingly.  Serves 6

*or use Lawry’s Hawaiian Marinade

**or use boneless chicken breasts or thick slices of pork tenderloin

Summer Saffron Rice Bake

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: easy
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1  10 oz. pkg. Mahatma Saffron Yellow Rice Mix

2 ears fresh corn, removed from the cob

1 medium zucchini, cut in half and then into slices

1 medium sweet onion, chopped

1/2 can Healthy Request Cream of Chicken Soup

1/2 cup reduced fat sour cream

1 T butter

1 T olive oil

salt and pepper

1 cup grated sharp cheddar, divided

Prepare rice according to package directions.  Cook zucchini, onion and corn in a skillet over medium heat, with butter and and olive oil until soft and beginning to brown, about 10 minutes.  Place cooked rice in a large casserole and mix with soup and sour cream.  Stir in vegetables and half of cheese.  Smooth out top and sprinkle with remaining cheese.  Refrigerate up to 24 hours.  Bake uncovered at 350 for 45-60 minutes until heated through.  Serves 6-8

Sorry there are no pretty plated photos   😢  …consider this a reality post, we cooked, we ate, we enjoyed 😋

I hope you do too!

You might want to wind up with a refreshing Key Lime Parfait for dessert~

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You might also like Hawaiian Chicken Kebabs with Smoked Sausage, Apricots and Peaches

summer kebabs thepaintedapron.com

for another printable version of Pineapple Stuffed Citrus Teriyaki Chicken click here

for another printable version of Summer Saffron Rice Bake click here

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Comments
14 Responses to “Recipe Box, Grilled Hawaiian Chicken in a Pineapple with Summer Saffron Rice Bake”
  1. Lynn says:

    Sounds like a great marinade Jenna, I love the addition of sesame oil! I gave my rotisserie to the boys a few years ago, I’m starting to think that wasn’t such a good idea:@)

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  2. Emily says:

    This recipe looks so delicious Jenna. LOL, I’m sure there wasn’t time to get the camera for a pic with plates full of goodness. My family wouldn’t have waited for me…………

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  3. Kim says:

    That looks so good! Have you ever thought of baking the pork inside pineapple halves, like boats? Just wondering. Your sandwich idea sounds amazing, too!

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  4. I love that combination of the pineapple and chicken….I have made something similar but have never made it rotisserie style…it looks amazing!…..and such a fabulous compliment of the saffron rice bake….Just love the idea of chopping the chicken and pineapple to make a wonderful sandwich…

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  5. Mary says:

    What a delicious combo Jenna! We have never used the rotisserie accessory on our grill, we need to start immediately! Your saffron rice sounds yummy too with the addition of your zucchini and corn 🙂

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  6. Oh that looks so good! Now I am wanting that for breakfast….lol Definitely pinning this for later!

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  7. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Jenna,
    What a fabulous dish, your Chicken and the rice would be a great flavor combination. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday and come back real soon.
    Have a great day,
    Miz Helen

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