Sunday, April 19, 2015

Pineapple Marinade for Chicken (or Pork)

We hit our first 80 degree day in Philly and you know what that means, time to fire up Bella! (My terracotta pig hibachi.) This three ingredient Pineapple Marinade for Chicken sounded like a winner-and it was:@) I opted to make kabobs and cubed my chicken before adding it to the marinade, also tossed in the onion and pepper (I used jalapenos, if you like 'penos folks they grill beautifully). Canned chunk pineapple rounded out the skewers and was the perfect addition! This marinade is a little sweet, a little salty and has a very nice hint of fruitiness.
It's great for a crowd since it doesn't have overly assertive flavors (garlic), alcohol or heat. I think it would be really good with pork too. 
While I let my meat marinate for over 30 minutes, long enough for the coals to get hot and ready to use, most reviews let it go longer. 
Since there isn't any oil in the marinade I made sure I oiled my grill grate well before adding the kabobs.

Another successful grilling adventure with Bella! 
The end:@)

Pineapple Marinade for Chicken (or Pork)-from Food.com
1 C pineapple juice
1/2 C brown sugar
1/3 C soy sauce
2 lb chicken breast or tenders
  1. Heat juice, brown sugar and soy sauce until just before it boils. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  2. Add meat and marinate for at least 30 minutes-some folks let it marinate a lot longer. 
  3. Grill or cook as desired.
Eat well and have a happy day:@)

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16 comments:

  1. Glad you made the most of your 80 degree day! These kabobs are going on our menu this week ;o) Have a great week Lynn!

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  2. looks great! i know you're happy to have bella smokin'!

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  3. Yay! Grilling weather! Your kebabs are killin' me Lynn, they look so good. We have watched it rain for 2 solid weeks and I've had enough thank you! I would love to sit on the patio and dig into a pineapple marinated grilled kebab, I will tell the grill master he needs to try adding a jalapeno to his next creation. I know that marinade is perfectly divine~
    Jenna

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  4. I know you were happy to get outside and fire up Bella, Lynn. The marinade sounds so easy and flavorful. I think a 30 minute marinade is perfect for chicken, because it can tend to get mushy if left too long. I'll be happy to try this recipe out soon.
    Happy Sunday to you!

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  5. I really love your little grill. I might have to think about getting something small like that. I do miss a grilled steak and these kabobs look pretty amazing!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  6. Got close to 70 yesterday, but only 54 as a high today. Kabobs look good and your grill is "sow" cute!

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  7. Love the mix of sweet, sour and salty!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  8. Let me get this straight...you used several JALAPENO peppers throughout & you say " it doesn't have overly assertive flavors" ??? Hahahahahaha! Come pick me up off the floor, please? I love your sense of humor & understated definitions.

    (the marinade DOES sound yummy & I will try it soon....just without the 'penos, please!!)

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    1. Now, now... I did clean the peppers very well:@) And I hope you do try it and think you'll love this marinade!

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  9. forgot to say 'thank you for sharing' and tell you that I loved the tail end of your post. *wink*

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  10. Oh, boy, those kabobs look amazing! I think I could use the marinade as long as I hide the can of pineapple ;)

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  11. Hurray for 80 degree weather and bringing out Bella! Your kababs look wonderful with their bits of char Lynn and your tasty marinade :)

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  12. YUM! Your kabobs look delicious! Now, if that warm weather would just stick around! We're back in the 40s this week. Boo!

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  13. They look delicious! I'm so happy that grilling season is here again.

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  14. Really looks and sounds delicious...i like most anything with pineapple...we love kbobs....:)

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