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Grilled Hawaiian Chicken in a Pineapple

A giant kebab of chicken thighs and pineapple slices!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
marinate 4 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6


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


  • Mix marinade ingredients together in a large ziplock bag or deep bowl. Add Chicken and marinate in the refrigerator for 4-8 hours.
  • Trim skin from pineapple. Cut into 8 thick slices, leaving the core in tact.
  • Remove chicken from marinade
  • 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
Keyword BBQ chicken, chicken and pineapple kebab, grilled chicken, pineapple chicken