5 from 4 votes
tropical chicken with grilled pineapple
Tropical Chicken with Grilled Pineapple
Work Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
8 hrs

A soy and ginger marinade makes this tropical chicken and pineapple extra delicious. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pineapple, tropical chicken
Yield: 4 people
Calories: 229 kcal
  • 8 pieces bone-in chicken (breasts, legs and thighs)
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 peeled pineapple
  • sugar
  1. In a zip-top bag or a nonreactive bowl, combine soy sauce, garlic, grated ginger, lemon juice, brown sugar, red pepper flakes and canola oil. Marinate chicken in the mixture in the fridge for 3 to 8 hrs.

  2. Heat grill to medium and discard marinade; grill chicken skin side down over direct heat for 5 to 6 min. Turn and cook 6 to 8 min more.

  3. Slice pineapple into 1/2-inch rings and sprinkles each with 1/2 tsp sugar. Grill, turning once, until marked and just soft, about 3 min; serve alongside chicken. 

Recipe Notes

Make this ahead so the chicken has time to marinate. Then dinner is easy to throw together. 

Nutrition Facts
Tropical Chicken with Grilled Pineapple
Amount Per Serving
Calories 229 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 1643mg71%
Potassium 336mg10%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 28g31%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 430IU9%
Vitamin C 111.8mg136%
Calcium 48mg5%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.