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Grilled pineapple chicken and grilled pinapple rings on a plate with cilantro lime rice on the side.

Grilled Pineapple Chicken

Grilling season is upon us and I'm betting this Grilled Pineapple Chicken will quickly become a favorite. Sweet, smoky, healthy and SO easy to make.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword pineapple chicken
Prep Time 8 hours
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 12 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Meghan Payne-Hensley


  • 20 ounce can pineapple rings
  • 1 large lime, juiced
  • 3 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs


  • In a bowl, whisk together the juice from the canned pineapple, lime juice, brown sugar, chili powder and garlic. Refrigerate pineapple rings for later.
  • Place the chicken in a zip top bag. Pour marinade over the chicken. Seal bag and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or up to overnight.
  • Preheat grill to medium high heat (around 400 degrees). Once hot, add chicken to grill and pineapple to the grill. Cook chicken for 5 to 6 minutes, until no longer pink inside. Grill pineapple 2 to 3 minutes per side.