Tangy Hawaiian Chicken

Tangy Hawaiian Chicken

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  • Prep

    1 h 20 m
  • Cook

    20 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 40 m
Recipe by  Shannon

“This is a tasty twist on everyday chicken. At 16 years of age, I love to cook, bake, anything that has to do with culinary arts, and I enjoy making up recipes. This recipe is tried tested and true. A perfect idea for your next meal!”

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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  1. In a glass or plastic dish with a lid, combine the pineapple with its juice, soy sauce, onion powder, sugar, lemon juice, barbeque sauce, and curry powder. Taste, and adjust seasonings if desired. Place the chicken into the mixture, cover, and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat. Place chicken breasts onto the grate, and grill until the meat is no longer pink inside. Brush occasionally with the pineapple sauce. Chicken should take about 7 to 10 minutes on each side.
  3. Put the four cups water into a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onions, celery, and rice. Bring to a boil, and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer until rice is tender, about 20 minutes. In a separate pan, heat the marinade over medium heat until boiling. Simmer for about 5 or 10 minutes, then remove from heat, and set aside.
  4. Serve the chicken on a bed of rice with the sauce covering it, or to the side.

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I thought this was really good. I did take the advise and cut back on the soy sauce and I am glad I did. I was cooking this in -26' weather so I did not grill it but I did cut it into tender size strips which cut down on marinating time and cooked it for about 5 minutes on the George Foreman Grill. For added nutrition I used brown rice with carrots, green pepper, celery, and onion with a little bit of olive oil. I also did not use the same marinade the chicken was in, I made extra sauce and set it aside, the pineapple in the marinade was good on the rice.



This recipe was quick and easy. I marinated the chicken for about an hour and a half. One MAJOR change---I made 1 1/2 times the marinade, as I will NOT reuse marinade that has been used on raw chicken. I went ahead and followed the instructions and boiled it, but I'm not sure what the benefit was there. I took this to a party and it went over great! Everyone loved it. To serve that purpose, I cut the chicken up into chunks, then put it over the rice. This was a great marinade and does great things for the rice, also.



I thought the flavor was amazing..especially from a marinade perspective - VERY flavorful. I boiled the marinade as instructed (which would elimate any risk of salmonella or other bacteria, to reference the previous reviews comment) which made it even MORE concentrated. I suggest adding some water to it after its boiled a bit to cut down on the overpowering taste of the salty soy, sour lemon and tangy pineapple. But in the end, I found this to be a fabulous combo of flavours!

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Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 673 cal
  • 34%
  • Fat
  • 2.4 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs
  • 119.5 g
  • 39%
  • Protein
  • 40.2 g
  • 80%
  • Cholesterol
  • 68 mg
  • 23%
  • Sodium
  • 3792 mg
  • 152%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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