Looking to try something different on the grill? Try this tasty grilled pineapple tomato chicken recipe!
Before we get to the recipe, I have to tell you that it was inspired by a bag of beef jerky. I know, it might sound weird to be inspired by jerky, but this was one of the best tasting jerky meats I’ve ever had! I loved it so much that I just HAD to recreate the flavor.
Now, I bet you’re curious what brand jerky it was, right? Well, it’s from a gourmet meat snack company, Boyds Specialties LLC, right here in Southern California – it’s da bomb diggity! They’ve had 60 years to perfect their meat marinades, so I just used the listed ingredients on the bag as a guide to create this one. And I’m glad to report that after several attempts, I finally got a marinade that I love!
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Grilled Pineapple Tomato Chicken
The first step to making this chicken is to marinate it for at least 24 hours. I like to reserve 1/3 cup of the marinade for basting and add the rest into a Ziplock bag with the chicken. To ensure the best flavor, I push out all of the air in the bag, so all the chicken comes into contact with the marinade. Then, after the chicken has been marinating for 24 hours, I grill it up and top with a bit of chopped cilantro for a tasty chicken dinner.
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Prep time10 minutes
Cook time15 minutes
Total time25 minutes
Meal type Lunch, Main Dish
Misc Serve Hot
- 1/3 cup water
- 1/3 cup pineapple tidbits (pureed)
- 1/2 Can tomato paste (about 3 ounces of tomato paste)
- 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 3 cloves minced garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
- 1/2 heaped teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
- 1/8 - 1/4 teaspoon cayenne