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Grilled Pineapple Chicken (Paleo + Whole30)

How have you been enjoying our grilled summer recipes so far this summer? This Paleo + Whole30 grilled pineapple chicken might just be my personal favorite! It’s got this smoky barbecue flavor, with a hint of sweetness and that grilled pineapple…does it even get any better? Healthy summer dinners have never tasted so good!

Grilled Pineapple Chicken (Paleo + Whole30)


HAWAIIAN BBQ CHICKEN MARINADE

The flavor of the chicken marinade for this recipes is like a cleaned up Hawaiian BBQ sauce. It’s a little smoky, a little sweet and will have you licking the extras off your fingers! We use all real food ingredients unlike many store-bought sauces and marinades and dates are our primary sweetener, keeping this one Whole30 compliant if that’s your thing!

Ingredients


  • 1 fresh pineapple, skin removed and cut into rounds with the core removed
  • 2 lbs boneless chicken thighs (or breasts)

For the marinade:

  • 1/2 cup coconut aminos
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 4-6 pitted dates, soaked for 10-15 minutes in warm water to soften then drained
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika

For serving and topping:

  • White or cauli rice (Cauli rice for Whole30)
  • Mixed greens
  • Chopped green onions (for topping)

Instructions

  1. Soak dates in warm water as noted to soften. 
  2. To make the marinade, place all of the ingredients in a blender or food processor and run continuously to combine all the ingredients until smooth. Stop to scrape sides down as needed and restart.
  3. Place chicken in a shallow bowl or dish and pour the marinade over. Toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 24 hours.
  4. When you are about ready to grill, cut pineapple into rounds as noted. Cut out the tough inner core from the rounds and set aside.
  5. Heat your grill to high heat (about 500° F). Add the chicken and pineapple to grill and cook, flipping once and basting chicken with any remaining marinade until cooked through, about 5-6 minutes on each side depending on the size of the chicken. Remove pineapple when it is grilled to your liking (we grilled it just 3-4 minutes per side). 
  6. Serve chicken and pineapple with your desired side, over rice or over greens (or greens and rice). Enjoy.


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