Grilled Pineapple Pepper Chicken
Updated: May 11
All the yumminess of pineapple, lime, jalapeno, and cilantro come together for a party in your mouth with this one! This is a perfect combination of bold flavors! If you are looking for something different to do with chicken, try this! It was delicious!
Here's what you need:
2 lb or so boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 pineapple, peeled, cored and sliced into 1/4 -1/2 inch thick slices
1 red onion sliced in 1/4-1/2 inch thick slices
1 T olive oil
Salt to taste
Lime wedges and fresh cilantro to garnish
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
3/4 cup pineapple juice
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
2 T honey
Juice of one lime
1/2 t salt
1/4 t pepper
Place all the ingredients for the marinade in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Reserve out about 1/3 to 1/2 cup for serving. Place the remaining marinade in a bowl and add chicken. Turn to coat and allow to marinate about 10 minutes, (but no more than 10 minutes). Meanwhile, preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Brush the pineapple and onion slices with olive oil and salt the onion to taste. Set this aside.
Remove the chicken from the marinade and salt each piece to taste. Place on the grill and allow to grill on one side for about 3 minutes or so to get good grill marks. Turn and continue to grill until it reaches an internal temperature of 165. Halfway through cooking time, place the pineapple and onion slices on the grill until they are softened. Serve all together with fresh cilantro, reserved marinade drizzled on top, and lime wedges. Enjoy!