Tasty Tuesday and Easy Hawaiian Chicken

It’s another Tasty Tuesday! I’m so glad to get to share a really easy and tasty recipe with you!It’s for Hawaiian chicken, and it is perfect for an August dinner!

Troy and I use to go to a restaurant called “Steak and Ale” when we were first married. They had the most delicious Hawaiian Chicken on the menu! It would have to be for us to order chicken over a steak in a steak place! But it was absolutely fantastic! We wanted to try and replicate it, and this is a pretty good version of it! And it’s super simple! So without further ado, let’s begin!

Ingredients:

  • 1 package boneless skinless chicken breasts (we buy thinner ones, easier to cook-ours had 5 pieces)
  • 2 small cans of pineapple juice (a little over 1 cup)
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup lite soy sauce

Add all of your ingredients into a saucepan.

Stir and heat to just before boiling. Remove from heat and allow it to cool about 10 minutes. You can reserve a small portion if you would like to serve it with rice or as a sauce.

Put chicken in a bowl, pour the marinade over it and refrigerate a couple of hours. (Note: You can cut a couple of slices into the chicken and or poke it with a fork to allow it to soak up more of the marinade)

After refrigerating for a few hours, it’s time to grill it. Cook it on high heat.

Cook, turning about every 3-4 minutes, for about 20 minutes. Ours were the thinner cut of the breast meat. Cook time will depend on how thick the chicken is that you are using. You can cut into it to see if its done.

We put some pineapple rings on as well.

When the chicken is done, remove from the grill. We cooked the pineapple as the chicken was almost done. For the pineapple, about 4-5 minutes per side depending how thick your slices are (ours were pretty thick)

And you are ready to serve it up! Doesn’t that look pretty?

We opted to serve ours to go on or with salad.

So we cut it up and put it on a lovely tossed garden salad.

We are trying to do a little better on our diets, but this sure would be great with rice!

It’s so delicious, it’s going to fly off your table.

I’m going to say it’s guilt-free. It feels pretty healthy, and is so good!

I had a few dressings on the table, a poppy seed and a balsamic vinaigrette. I was partial to the poppy seed. My husband pulled out his favorite ranch dressing.

Learning to eat a little healthier can be really fun! It just takes a little initiative!

There is something hypnotic about the savory of the soy and the sweetness of the pineapple juice! It’s like paradise! Add in a bite of that juicy grilled pineapple and it sends you right over the moon!

Troy and I actually took our sons on a dream trip to Hawaii a few years ago. We did two islands, the island of Oahu and Kauai. We loved every moment! When we talk about it, we say, “Hawaii is a special place.” It is. It takes your breath away at almost every turn! We saved for a very long time for that trip and it did not disappoint! We felt so humbled sitting in the presence of such beauty that we never knew existed! It was almost a sacred place… you could hear the waves lapping and birds singing but it was as though the visitors such as us were hushed by this paradise!

Life is meant to be celebrated. It is meant for making moments where you simply sit with your mouth open and your heart flooded with the splendor of it all. You can have those moments when you hold your babies, or grand babies! Or when your adult child comes walking through your door again! Or when you sit and watch a spectacular sunset. Or in music… there are songs that can literally lift you up above everything else! Life is meant for moments such as these! Cooking a savory dish for those you love can create a moment where you sit and bask in the glow of another delicious evening to be savored with someone you love.

I hope you have a fantastic week!

I’ll be back Friday for another Fashion Friday!

Love Always,

Amy

Moment: A link in the chain of life that in succession joins with other moments and builds one’s life experience.   ~Randi G. Fine

 

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8 comments

  1. Looks so delicious. Love the idea of having the chicken in a salad. (Brianna’s is my favorite dressing!)

    I’ve been to Hawaii once. Maui. So very special indeed. Beautiful post, thank you for sharing.

  2. This looks like a quick, easy, health, and delicious meal. Going to have to try it. My husband loves those hawaiian sweet rolls

  3. Yummy. The first time I ever had chicken this way was long ago in a Steak and Ale restaurant. Still looks like my dinner! I’d order it. Might even cook it.

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