CHEESY GRILLED PINEAPPLE CHICKEN

CHEESY GRILLED PINEAPPLE CHICKEN: Butter With A Side of Bread

My older sister, Jenn described this recipe to me at least 10 years ago and it’s one we enjoy repeating each grilling season. It’s so simple yet tastes like a dish much more complicated. We like to top our chicken with Monterey Jack cheese, but you can use mozzarella or even provolone if you’d like.

Our family doesn’t eat a ton of meat with dinner, so I divided the recipe below into 2 portions and froze half of the chicken and marinade. Feel free to do what works for you!

Cheesy Grilled Pineapple Chicken
Serves 7-8

  • 2/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup sherry {cooking wine}
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 clove minced or chopped garlic
  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • 20-oz can sliced pineapple {you’ll use 1/2 cup of the juiceĀ + the pineapple}
  • 3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 8+ slices Monterey Jack cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

Slice each chicken breast in half and pound thin. {I cut each breast in 3 pieces, first slicing off the thin end, then halving the remaining portion.}

Add the soy sauce, sherry, ginger, garlic and oil into a large ziplock bag. Open the can of pineapple and pour out 1/2 cup of pineapple juice and add that to the ziplock bag. I also add in a bit of salt and pepper. Set aside the remaining pineapple for later.

Add the chicken and let marinate for 5-6 hours, turning the bag over occasionally.

When the chicken is done marinating, slice the cheese. Fire up the grill and first cook the chicken until it’s nearly done. I also like to lay the pineapple slices on the grill as well, to get them nice and hot.

When the chicken is almost cooked through, lay a slice of pineapple on top, then cover the pineapple with a slice of cheese. Close the grill lid and let it cook for another 3-4 minutes, until cheese is melting.

Remove from grill and serve with additional slices of pineapple.

Enjoy!

CHEESY GRILLED PINEAPPLE CHICKEN: Butter With A Side of Bread

 

CHEESY GRILLED PINEAPPLE CHICKEN: Butter With A Side of Bread

 

CHEESY GRILLED PINEAPPLE CHICKEN: Butter With A Side of Bread

 

CHEESY GRILLED PINEAPPLE CHICKEN: Butter With A Side of Bread

 

CHEESY GRILLED PINEAPPLE CHICKEN: Butter With A Side of Bread
CHEESY GRILLED PINEAPPLE CHICKEN: Butter With A Side of Bread

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