Take-out Tuesday, Easy Summer Super

Last week both of HHjrs boys were away at camp,

so we had a lot of fun making dinners that were not very kid friendly…

Like Bourbon Chicken with Grilled Pineapple

and Garlic Roasted Summer Squash with Asiago

This is a really effortless meal…

the chicken is marinated with bourbon and pineapple juice,

then grilled with a little BBQ sauce

and the summer squash is roasted on a sheet pan

with onions, garlic and Asiago cheese

The simple marinade goes together in minutes

Bourbon,* pineapple juice, Worcestershire,

BBQ sauce, garlic and pepper

I strongly recommend using boneless skinless chicken thighs

they have so much more flavor than boneless breasts

*you can substitute rum or rum extract mixed with water

for bourbon if desired

Grill the chicken

and when chicken is almost done,

brush it with additional BBQ sauce

and add pineapple slices to the grill

Put the vegetables in the oven to roast while chicken is grilling

To make this meal even easier,

I bought a container of yellow squash, onions and zucchini

that was already sliced in the fresh produce section

All I had to do was put it on a sheet pan

and toss it with olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic

I added the cheese during the last few minutes

Dinner’s ready!

This recipe is adapted from Plain Chicken

Bourbon BBQ Chicken Thighs with Grilled Pineapple

A perfect summer supper!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
marinate 1 day
Course Cook out, Main Course
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 4


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 3/4 cup bourbon*
  • 3/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 3 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce, divided
  • 4 tsp minced garlic
  • black pepper to taste
  • fresh pineapple rings or chunks


  • Mix marinade ingredients together, using 1/2 cup BBQ sauce, in a large ziplock bag or deep bowl. Save reserved BBQ sauce for basting chicken when it's grilling.
  • Add chicken and marinate for 6-24 hours in the refrigerator
  • Drain chicken and place on preheated grill and cook chicken until internal temperature reaches 165 F. Time will depend on grill temperature and size of chicken, 20-25 minutes. Brush chicken with reserved BBQ sauce near the end of cooking time.
  • Grill pineapple with chicken during the last 5 minutes


*substitute rum or rum extract mixed with water for bourbon if desired
Keyword BBQ chicken, bourbon marinade, Bourbon Pineapple Chicken Thighs, grilled pineapple, summer dinner

Garlic Roasted Summer Squash with Asiago Cheese

A simple side dish full of flavor for summer BBQs
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 1 large yellow squash
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 1/2 sweet onion
  • 3 oz Asiago cheese, grated
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper


  • Wash and slice squash into 1/4" slices
  • Slice onion and cut into smaller pieces
  • Line a rimmed sheet pan with parchment paper and place vegetables on paper in a pile
  • drizzle liberally with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss vegetables around to coat and then spread out into an even layer.
  • Roast vegetables at 400 degrees for 20-30 minutes, adding cheese during the last few minutes
Keyword cheese and zucchini cracker, cheesy roasted squash, roasted squash, Summer side dish, summer squash, yellow squash

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28 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Easy Summer Super”
  1. Yum, bourbon chicken!! Looks delicious!

  2. lulu says:

    On warm summer days, easy is welcome when it comes to preparing meals. I’m soon to have family here, some of whom are gluten free and one vegetarian. I’m feeling stressed!

  3. Bourboun chicken and grilled pineapples sound just heavenly! Love those cheesy squashes too..

  4. thefrenchhutch says:

    I will have to use your marinade recipe for my chicken, sounds delicious. And, the roasted veggies are always found here. I just love picking up the prepped package at the market when guest are coming, saves a lot of time. Hope you are enjoying a great week.

    • Thanks Emily, I had zucchini and yellow squash in my cart, but as I passed by the prepared section and saw them already sliced I quickly put them back…the prepared squash was not much more expensive and it sure made things easy!

  5. I had to smile about the kid friendly dinners. I remember those days well and I suspect that with the grands it will occur again. (Actually, I think it already has!) This looks really tasty! Kids don’t know what they are missing!

  6. Jenna, what a tasty looking dinner. I have fresh zucchini that I will be roasting tonight. The chicken looks fabulous! You and HHjr are a great duo in the kitchen!

    It is more rain here today, good for relaxing and reading. Happy Tuesday!

  7. Martha says:


  8. Ahhhh you had me at pineapple AND asiago! This looks delish. Pinning it for the weekend! Thanks, Jenna!

  9. YUM! This dish looks so very good. Love chicken thighs too. They seem to be so much juicer. I hope your week is going good dear lady. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  10. I like the idea of subbing rum… Sounds really different:@)

  11. Kitty says:

    How fun for you and your son to enjoy some adult friendly meals! I love grilled pineapple!

  12. chinamom3078 says:

    Our squashes are coming in and we love chicken. Perfect for our family weekend meal! Thanks.

  13. Julie says:

    The chicken and the squash look so good and the perfect summer adult meal. I hope you have a wonderful 4th of July weekend Jenna.

  14. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, this looks absolutely delicious! I’m always trying to think of different ways to prepare chicken. I’m definitely going to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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