Hawaiian Chicken


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Aloha!  This delicious Hawaiian chicken literally comes together in just minutes with just a few easy ingredients.  Better yet, it is freezer AND grill friendly.  What more do you need for a perfectly effortless summertime meal?


Learn all about freezer cooking with these easy Freezer Cooking Tips!Freezer meals are fast, easy, and a great way to get a hot, delicious meal on the table on weeknights when cooking isn’t number one on your massive to-do list. Get started and see just how easy freezer cooking can be!

To make it as part of a freezer cooking day, just split the marinade & chicken into multiple bags, then throw it right into the freezer–no cooking required!  Making it ahead of time is not necessary, though, as it is equally delicious just marinated at room temperature

You can use any type of chicken but my family much prefers the boneless, skinless chicken thighs, which are a darker, juicier meat and also tend to be cheaper than the boneless skinless breasts.

Assemble the ingredients for Hawaiian chicken: thighs, teriyaki, soy sauce, pineapple juice, onion, brown sugar and spices.

Here is what you need:

1/2 sweet onion
3-4 cloves garlic
1/4 cup olive oil
1 1/2 cups Teriyaki sauce
1 cup pineapple juice
3/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
3.5-4 pounds boneless chicken
Dice the onion into small pieces for the marinade.

Step 1: Mince onion.

Crush the garlic using a garlic press.

Step 2: Mince or crush garlic in garlic press.

Whisk together the olive oil, onions, garlic and soy for the Hawaiian chicken marinade.

Step 3: Whisk together olive oil, Teriyaki sauce, pineapple juice, soy sauce, brown sugar, pepper, onions, and garlic, then divide into 2 1-gallon freezer bags.  (If freezing, be sure to label bags ahead of time.)

Add the marinade to a freezer bag along with the chicken thighs (don't forget to label the bag).

Step 4: Divide chicken into two bags of marinade; let marinate for at least 30 minutes or longer, or press out air from bag and freeze.

These juicy, tropical chicken thighs will be a summer barbecue favorite for your grill.

Step 5: Thaw if frozen.  Grill 6-8 minutes per side, basting with additional marinade, if desired.

Hawaiian Chicken: Juicy, delicious and flavorful grilled chicken thighs your whole family will love!

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What’s your favorite freezer friendly recipe?


  1. July 22 at 08:27AM

    this sounds so yummy and I love how easy it is! My husband doesn’t like pineapple but I might make it anyways and just not tell him 🙂

  2. July 22 at 09:58AM

    I grilled something similar the other day and made it into a sandwich – best thing ever!

  3. July 25 at 04:25PM

    What a yummy and quick recipe! Perfect for those on the go with little time for meal prep. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Lynn
    July 29 at 05:56PM

    Thank you – this was wonderful!! Made this on Sunday, slightly modified – not much of a griller. I used a crockpot but it was so easy! I added low sodium chicken broth and it came out fantastic -it made yummy sauce for rice & veggies. Making this one again soon. Thanks!

    • claudia
      January 20 at 09:01PM

      Hi! I want to make these in a crockpot also. How long did you have them in for?

      • Anonymous
        January 20 at 10:08PM

        Hi! I threw it all in the crockpot before we went to church,
        So it would be done when we got home. About 3-4 hours, but it
        was either room temp stuff or just cold out of fridge not frozen.
        I just eyeballed it so cant give specific amount of broth.
        Hope it works for you too!

        • Anonymous
          February 4 at 06:44AM


  5. February 22 at 04:24PM

    This looks so good! I made Hawaiian Chicken in the crock pot last week and it was good but this looks amazing! Thanks for sharing! I will definitely be trying this!

  6. Melanie
    May 1 at 07:22AM

    What would you think about scattering slivered almonds over the finished product?

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