Blackstone Pineapple Chicken makes the perfect weeknight meal. The combination of the sweet and savory flavors creates a family friendly recipe.

Pineapple Chicken in a large pineapple and topped with sesame seeds and chopped green onions
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We love to create new recipes on our Blackstone Griddle and this Pineapple bowl Blackstone chicken is one of them. The delicious flavors of the marinade that covers the chicken creates the ultimate Blackstone Recipes.

If you love this pineapple chicken bowl recipe, then you will love this Grilled Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs Recipe or Grilled Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Recipe.

Why We Love This Recipe

Create a delicious meal that the entire family will love. The simple ingredients and the creative way of serving this chicken in a pineapple makes it a family favorite. The chicken cooks tender, juicy and full of flavor on the flat top grill.

Serve with your favorite grilled side dishes for a amazing meal idea.

Ingredients

Pineapple Chicken ingredients - pineapple, chicken, avocado oil, salt, pepper, pineapple juice, soy sauce, honey, garlic, ginger, cornstarch

Scroll to the bottom for the full recipe and ingredients in the recipe card.

Variations Ideas

  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast – We used chicken breast, but you can use boneless chicken thighs or chicken tenders
  • Marinade Ingredients – Feel free to change the marinade ingredients to what you prefer. The marinade has a similar taste to teriyaki sauce so you can easily use store bought.
  • Add Vegetables – This recipe is great with added vegetables to the chicken mixture. We suggest red bell pepper, broccoli, red onion, or zucchini.

Step by Step Instructions

Half pineapple hollow

Step 1 – Cut the pineapple into half, lengthwise. Hollow out each half, leaving the shell intact to use as a serving bowl. Chop the pineapple flesh into bite-sized pieces and set aside. Reserve the juice for the sauce.

Uncooked chicken breast on a plate seasoned with salt and pepper

Step 2 – Preheat the Blackstone griddle to medium-high heat. While it’s heating, season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Then cook chicken on griddle.

Pineapple juice in a large pot with a bowl of honey and soy sauce

Step 3 – Place a saucepan on the Blackstone grill to heat it through. In the saucepan, combine the pineapple juice, soy sauce, honey, minced garlic, and grated ginger. Bring to a simmer.

A large pot combined with soy sauce, honey and pineapple juice. With two bowls of minced garlic and pineapple pieces

Step 4 – Mix the cornstarch with water in a small bowl to create a slurry. Slowly stir this into the saucepan. Continue cooking and stirring until the sauce thickens, about 3-4 minutes.

  • Step 5 – Remove the sauce from the grill and set aside.
  • Step 6 – On the Blackstone griddle, quickly toss the pineapple pieces to get them slightly caramelized, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Step 7 – Add the chicken strips back to the griddle to reheat them, then mix in the caramelized pineapple pieces. Pour the sauce over the chicken and pineapple, tossing everything to ensure it’s well-coated with the sauce.
  • Step 8 – Scoop the pineapple chicken mixture into the hollowed-out pineapple halves. Garnish with sesame seeds or chopped spring onions before serving.

Recipe Tips

  • Cornstarch Slurry – The cornstarch slurry is crucial for achieving the right sauce consistency. It should coat the chicken and pineapple nicely without being too thick or runny. Adjusting the cornstarch quantity can modify the sauce’s thickness to preference.
  • Cooking Time – Cooking time will vary based on the size of chicken. We recommend cooking chicken that are about the same size for best results. Use a meat thermometer to ensure the the internal temperature reaches 165°F.
  • Prepare Griddle – Preheat the griddle and add oil to the flat top. This helps to create the best texture on the chicken and prevents it from sticking.
Pineapple chicken on a plate over white rice and large pineapple in the background with pineapple chicken

Serving Suggestions

After cooking chicken, slice the chicken with a knife on a cutting board and mix with the pineapple mixture. We like to place the pineapple chicken mixture back into the hollow pineapple for a beautiful presentation.

Make some Instant Pot White Rice topped with green onions and sesame seeds.

Pineapple chicken in whole pineapple halves

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Make in Advance?

We love to meal prep this pineapple chicken recipe for the week. But it taste the best when served immediately.

How to Store Leftover Pineapple Chicken

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.

More Easy Pineapple Recipes

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Blackstone Pineapple Chicken

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Blackstone Pineapple Chicken makes the perfect weeknight meal. The combination of the sweet and savory flavors creates a family friendly recipe.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 377

Ingredients

  • 1 whole pineapple
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Sauce:

  • 1 cup pineapple juice you can use the juice from the pineapple you’re cutting
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger grated
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 2 tablespoons water
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Instructions

  • Cut the pineapple into half, lengthwise. Hollow out each half, leaving the shell intact to use as a serving bowl. Chop the pineapple flesh into bite-sized pieces and set aside. Reserve the juice for the sauce.
  • Preheat the Blackstone griddle to medium-high heat. While it’s heating, season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
  • Drizzle avocado oil onto the griddle, then cook the chicken breasts for about 6-7 minutes per side, or until fully cooked and the internal temperature reaches 165°F. Once cooked, remove the chicken from the griddle and let it rest for a few minutes before slicing it into strips.
  • Place a saucepan on the Blackstone grill to heat it through. In the saucepan, combine the pineapple juice, soy sauce, honey, minced garlic, and grated ginger. Bring to a simmer.
  • Mix the cornstarch with water in a small bowl to create a slurry. Slowly stir this into the saucepan. Continue cooking and stirring until the sauce thickens, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Remove the sauce from the grill and set aside.
  • On the Blackstone griddle, quickly toss the pineapple pieces to get them slightly caramelized, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the chicken strips back to the griddle to reheat them, then mix in the caramelized pineapple pieces. Pour the sauce over the chicken and pineapple, tossing everything to ensure it’s well-coated with the sauce.
  • Scoop the pineapple chicken mixture into the hollowed-out pineapple halves. Garnish with sesame seeds or chopped spring onions before serving.

Recipe Notes

The cornstarch slurry is crucial for achieving the right sauce consistency. It should coat the chicken and pineapple nicely without being too thick or runny. Adjusting the cornstarch quantity can modify the sauce’s thickness to preference.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 377kcal, Carbohydrates 47g, Protein 27g, Fat 10g, Saturated Fat 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat 2g, Monounsaturated Fat 6g, Trans Fat 0.01g, Cholesterol 72mg, Sodium 945mg, Potassium 783mg, Fiber 3g, Sugar 37g, Vitamin A 168IU, Vitamin C 116mg, Calcium 48mg, Iron 2mg

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