Hawaiian Grilled Chicken Sandwiches

Hawaiian Grilled Chicken Sandwiches | Very Culinary

by Amy on July 17, 2013 · 12 comments

I’m a sucker for any dish with “Hawaiian” in the name. Chances are it’s going to involve pineapple juice and brown sugar, so what’s not to love?

After raving about these Hawaiian Pork Sliders last summer, my friend Sarah chimed in and said I’d love her Grilled Chicken Sandwiches, too. And I do! I’ve been making them ever since. 

The chicken marinates overnight in a soy sauce, mustard, pineapple and brown sugar (see!) mixture. 5 minutes of prep and 15 minutes to cook, and you’ve got one killer sandwich. And you don’t need to travel to Hawaii to get it. Although that would be nice…

Hawaiian Grilled Chicken Sandwiches
Serves 4
Prep time: 5 minutes
Marinate: overnight
Grill time: 15 minutes

• 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
• 1 can (8 ounce) pineapple rings
• 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
• 2 tablespoons brown sugar
• 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
• 4 slices provolone cheese
• 4 hamburger buns or kaiser rolls
• mayonnaise

Pound out the chicken breasts to an even thickness and slice each in half, so you have 4 pieces total. Combine the juice from the pineapple can, soy sauce, brown sugar, and mustard. Marinate the chicken overnight in the the juice mixture.

Prepare your grill for medium-high heat. Grill the chicken for 15 minutes, flipping once halfway through. Add the cheese with 3 minutes left. While the chicken is grilling, add the pineapple rings halfway through, turning once. Smear some mayo on the buns, then top with a piece of chicken and a pineapple ring.

(from A Taste of Home Cooking)

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Jen September 29, 2013 at 7:41 pm

I FINALLY made these. Mine didn’t look as pretty as yours, but they were super yummy, and they only took me 15 minutes total! Jay had two and wanted a third but stopped himself.

One note: I forgot to marinate over night, so they got about 3 hours in the marinade and still absorbed plenty of flavor. :o)


Amy @Very Culinary September 30, 2013 at 2:06 pm

Yay! We LOVE these. I make them at least once a month. And there have been several times when mine only got 4-5 hours of marinating. Still delicious!


Mom July 20, 2013 at 8:33 am

Another way to disguise chicken! Will try this one.


Joanne July 18, 2013 at 7:21 pm

We went to a luau-themed wedding this past weekend and I was REALLY hoping for some Hawaiian-themed foods. Unfortunately, there was only pasta and eggplant parm. What the WHAT?! So basically I’m long overdue for some of that pineapple brown sugar mix!


Stephanie July 18, 2013 at 10:40 am

Gah, I hate the fact that Billy doesn’t like pineapple because I typically LOVE anything with Hawaiian in the title, too! These look mouthwatering delicious. And the marinade…holy yum.


pam July 17, 2013 at 12:58 pm

I never stopped to think about it, but I guess I love anything with Hawaiin in the name also!


cassie July 17, 2013 at 12:44 pm

My husband is a sucker for “Hawaiian” stuff too. I love this!


Jen @ Savory Simple July 17, 2013 at 11:58 am

I, too, am a sucker for Hawaiian anything! I would eat the heck out of these.


Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain July 17, 2013 at 8:53 am

I want this for breakfast! Holy jeez this looks delicious!


The Home Cook July 17, 2013 at 8:00 am

Yay!! I couldn’t remember if you’d actually made these or not (I feel like it’s been forever since we talked about them). Glad you liked them. Now I need to add them to my meal plan this week – it’s been too long since I’ve made them!


Tieghan July 17, 2013 at 7:06 am

Mmm!! These look perfect! We are on the same page today!


Lisa@The Cutting Edge of Ordinary July 17, 2013 at 6:47 am

Can you come to my house and make me some? Those look delicious. It’s so hot here and so damn humid that all I want to do is eat salad and whine.


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