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Succulent Grilled Pineapple Brown Sugar Chicken

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Succulent Grilled Pineapple Brown Sugar Chicken is super moist and flavorful because the chicken breast is marinated in pineapple juice and brown sugar before it’s fired up on the grill.

Grilled Pineapple Brown Sugar Chicken

This post and recipe are being shared in conjunction with September being prostrate cancer awareness month and was organized by Manu of Manu’s Menu. At the end of this post, you’ll find links to prostrate cancer foundations around the world. You’ll also find several additional recipes for the grill to honor men who have been fighting (and have fought) a battle with prostate cancer.Grilled Pineapple Brown Sugar Chicken

This Grilled Pineapple Brown Sugar Chicken is incredibly delicious. It reminds me so much of a menu item I used to order when my husband and I were dating back in the late 70’s. It was a dish from our favorite restaurant called Monterey Whaling Village and the memories that the flavor of this chicken brings back are astounding. We both loved that restaurant so much and having this flavorful reminder of such a sweet time in our relationship is a food memory I’ll treasure.

The Monterey Whaling Village didn’t, however, top their chicken with grilled pineapple slices, green bell pepper rings, red onion slices and Swiss cheese, that’s my special touch.

Serves: 5     Prep Time:  1 hour (includes marination time)    Cook Time:  30 minutes

5 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed to even thickness
1 gallon zip top bag
2 cups pineapple juice
½ cup teriyaki sauce
4 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 large red onion, sliced thinly
2 green bell peppers, seeded and sliced into rounds
1 can pineapple rings, drained and dried on paper towels
10 slices Swiss cheese
salt and pepper

-Use a paring knife or a marinating tool to pierce many holes into the trimmed chicken breasts. Add the chicken breasts into the zip top bag. Pour in the pineapple juice, teriyaki sauce, garlic and brown sugar. *Note – it’s best to place the bag into a container so it doesn’t leak. Place the chicken into the refrigerator and allow to marinate at least 60 minutes.

-Once marinated, remove the chicken and discard the marinade. *Note – it is unsafe to use the marinade as a baste at this point because of the raw chicken. Please discard. Dry the chicken on paper towels and season each one liberally with salt and pepper.

-Heat the outdoor grill and add the green pepper, onion and pineapple slices to cook and caramelize on both sides. *Note – I used a small skillet on the grill grates to cook the onion slices until soft. Remove the caramelized vegetables and pineapple to a baking sheet and set aside.

-Place the chicken breasts on the grill over medium heat and cook on one side for 10-15 minutes.
Turn the chicken breast over and continue grilling until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees (or the juices run clear when pierced).

-Remove the chicken to a baking sheet and top each with a slice of grilled pineapple, green bell pepper, onion slices and 2 slices of Swiss cheese. Return the topped chicken back to the grill just to allow the cheese to melt. Remove and serve.

Grilled Pineapple Brown Sugar Chicken


Grilled Pineapple Brown Sugar Chicken


Grilled Pineapple Brown Sugar Chicken


Grilled Pineapple Brown Sugar Chicken

Now, as promised, here is the prostate cancer information, and also the links to the other grilled recipes from the 4 other participating bloggers:

Prostate Cancer Foundations Around the World

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Until we eat again, I hope you have a delicious day!

Kellie Hemmerly

Sunday 13th of September 2015

I love this dish...what a great way to enjoy chicken!


Friday 11th of September 2015

This is amazing! All the flavors together sound just heavenly!

Isabelle @ Crumb

Friday 11th of September 2015

What a great combination of flavours! I've used chicken and pineapple and peppers on skewers before, but I love the idea of just stacking them up and then smothering them in melted cheese. (Because, let's face it, what dish doesn't taste better if you smother it in cheese? I mean, aside from chocolate cake.) Sounds like a great recipe for a great cause.


Friday 11th of September 2015

Love all the toppings peeking out under the cheesy top! Sounds fantastic!

Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez

Friday 11th of September 2015

Oh, all those goodies tucked under that cheese sound like the perfect combination. Your special touch is what makes this look so amazing!