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HAWAIIAN CHICKEN

A plate of Hawaiian chicken with grilled pineapple.


This recipe for Hawaiian chicken is chicken thighs that are flavored with a tropical coconut marinade then grilled to perfection. An easy dinner option that's perfect for entertaining.

INGREDIENTS

For the chicken

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup light coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • cup pineapple slices fresh or canned

For the coconut rice

  • 1 cup white rice I prefer short grain for this recipe
  • 1 1/4 cup light coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • cilantro leaves and lime wedges for garnish optional

INSTRUCTIONS

  • For the chicken: Combine the soy sauce, water, brown sugar, garlic, sesame oil, coconut milk and pineapple juice, then pour into a container or resealable bag.
  • Add the chicken and marinate anywhere from 2-24 hours.
  • Heat the grill to medium. Remove the chicken from the marinade and grill for 6-7 minutes on each side or until chicken is cooked through.
  • Add the pineapple to the grill and cook for 2-3 minutes per side. Arrange the pineapple and chicken on a serving plate.
  • For the rice: Bring the coconut milk and water to a boil. Add in the salt and rice. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for 18 minutes. Stir in the brown sugar.
  • Serve the chicken and pineapple with the coconut rice. Garnish with lime wedges and cilantro if desired.


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