This marinade was sooooo yummy! Andrew was impressed and even asked if it came out of a bottle…no way Jose! I don’t use bottled marinades…I like to make them myself (he should really know better…). Super simple, super yummy, the perfect grilled chicken.
4 chicken breasts (or use thighs…whatever you like)
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup ketchup
3/4 cup soy sauce or Hoisin sauce
1 (15 oz) can pineapple chunks (keep the pineapple juice from the can!)
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
Preheat the outdoor grill or indoor grill pan to medium-high. (I’m sure you could even bake this chicken at 350 degrees for 25 minutes and it would be delicious too.)
In a mixing bowl, combine brown sugar, ketchup, soy sauce, the juice from your canned pineapple (reserve the chunks for garnishing), ginger and garlic with a fork. Add chicken to marinade mixture, cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes or up to all day.
When you’re ready to grill, remove the chicken from marinade and grill 6-7 minutes per side. Remove from grill and top with the reserved pineapple chunks.
That’s it! Sweet and a little spicy…a delicious grilled chicken dinner. Aloha!