Succulent Grilled Pineapple Brown Sugar Chicken

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

On the Menu

Oh, I also have a big surprise for you for a limited time:
Custom Food Blogger Logo Aprons
For information on how to take advantage of the 15% off coupon code for your own food blogger logo apron in my Etsy shop, please click HERE.
Kudos Kitchen by Reneé ~ Where food, art, and fun collide on a regular basis!
Until we eat again, I hope you have a delicious day!


  1. Just in time for the end of the grilling season. YUM!

  2. Loving the marinade for this chicken

  3. Oh, yum yum yum!! Grilled pineapple is just brilliant and then combined with all the other ingredients here, what a delicious treat!!

  4. This sounds amazing. I think my hubby would really enjoy it too!

  5. Thank you so much for joining us Renee! I love the marinade in this chicken! And look at that cheese… mmmmm!!! 🙂

  6. Oh my goodness, this chicken looks amazing! I know what we'll be grilling next!

  7. I am so into the grilled pineapple and those onions!! What a great topping for the chicken and then you added cheese on top…:)))

  8. I bet this chicken is super moist!

  9. No more plain old chicken for me after seeing this recipe! WOW!

  10. There are no words, Renee. Just O.M.G. I can't wait to try this out. Maybe on Sunday.

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

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

  13. 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.

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

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

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


By submitting this comment you agree to share your name, email address, website and IP address with Kudos Kitchen by Renee. This information will not be used for any purpose other than enabling you to post a comment. *