I read the reviews below and doubled the amount of ketchup, soy sauce and pineapple juice to have enough marinade. I left the amounts of ginger and garlic the same. The chicken marinated for about 5 hours before I pulled it out.
In the end, I don't think I would make this chicken again. It felt overwhelmingly garlicky and gingery and in the end, it seemed to me like the chicken was still a bit bland despite having marinated for several hours.
Definitely make this recipe FIRST if you're making multiple other recipes at the same time - we just made a week of food in effort to stop eating out as much, and didn't read in depth enough to realize it was a 4hr marinade process. The flavor on this was pretty good, though!
This is one of our favorite meals when we crave the tropics. We like to grill the chicken and add a salsa of pineapple, red & yellow peppers and red onion, all served over the cilantro rice that was featured with the recipe. Guests go crazy for it, and the food is so colorful, you can't help wanting to dive in. Best of all, it's dirt simple with everything either made or prepped in advance, leaving me plenty of time to hang with my guests. It all comes together in about 30 minutes. I've also used the marinade for chicken skewers, and grilled the salsa veggies on skewers.
Doubled the marinade to make sure I had enough for basting. Paired with roasted zucchini and coconut jasmine rice. Even my picky kids thought it was delicious! Next time I might try it on the grill as kebabs with pineapple, peppers, onions.
This is really good. We used bbq sauce instead of ketchup and it tasted awesome. =] There's a coupon for $1 off of any HarvestLand Product here: (They have really good organic chicken. =] ) http://printablecouponsanddeals.com/2013/10/1-off-any-harvestland-product-2.html
Made this for company last night and it was great! I had to butterfly the breasts because they weren't cooking through. Served with cilantro rice, grilled peaches, and a poppy seed spinach salad. Delicious!
The flavor was not as prominent as I would have liked, but will maybe make more next time to have additional marinade. Would like to grill some sliced pineapple and serve over the top.
The flavor of the chicken was excellent. I was only able to marinate for three hours, but it still turned out delicious. I didn't make the rice, but did serve with pineapple salsa. I will certainly make again.
Turned out great, my husband loved it. I would double the pinapple juice so that there is enough of the marinade to reverve for basting while grilling. The cilantro rice was a delicious update to plain rice.
Easy and flavorful. I used 2 chicken breasts though instead of 4 and it came out perfect. Would double the first 5 ingredients for 4. Had with Basmati rice and loved it!
It was a great meal when i made this my youngest brother is SOOOOOOOOOO picky about his food and he ate EVERYTHING we were all shocked he even kept asking me when i was going to cook it again my whole family LOVED it i didnt have ginger at the time so i substitute and it still came out great. I will defiantly make this again :)
Ready to try this recipe...however, where are the recipes for the side dished (shown in the picture)? The pineapple salsa looks fantastic and probably makes the dish!!!
This chicken was awesome. Left 2 of the breasts in marinade over night, and cooked the second day was even better with the longer marinade time! Goes great with Basmati Rice
This was great! I may have put more ginger than I should have and it ended up tasting more Asian than Hawaiian. It's a good marinade/baste, too. Next time I'll probably make more of a stir fry with it. Yum! (I'd recommend making more of the marinade to baste with. I used these full ingredients on only 2 chicken breasts and it was perfect.)
I made this for my in-laws. Terrific! I thought it'd be something like a sweet and sour chicken, put it was WAY beyond that. I paired Hawaiian chicken with plain rice and a salad made with: romaine lettuce + watercress + sliced, roasted almonds + goat cheese + a balsamic vinegar, olive oil and honey dressing. Do try it (:
We thought this was very tasty. I grilled the chicken and also grilled pineapple slices, red onion, and green pepper, then diced them to make a salsa. It was easy, which I liked. I might add a touch of honey next time to make it just a tad bit sweeter. I only used three chicken breasts, instead of four as indicated in the recipe, and found I just had enough. Will probably make more sauce if using more than three breasts.
Very delicious, quick and easy, literally anyone can make this and it should bring inspiration to people that cook all the time or young new people who are just starting. I think serving with cooked pineapple rings and/or banana pepper rings is also great!
We enjoyed this chicken, and the cilantro rice was also good. An easy and tasty meal - just remember the chicken will need 4 hours to marinate. I used a regular skillet as we don't have a grill pan.
Good, solid recipe pretty much sums it up. I cooked this on the grill instead of on a grill pan. Chopped it up and put it in a spinach salad with apples, craisins, celery and light poppy seed dressing. I thought this chicken would be sweeter than it was which was a little disappointing.
So good. I chopped the chicken into little chunks before marinating then did a quick stir-fry. Also I stir fried some of the pineapple (from the can where I got the juice) into easy pre-made brown rice and topped the whole thing with toasted almonds. The kids wolfed it down.
This recipe definitely has potential, but needs a few things adjusted. For one, I hardly tasted any pineapple. So if it were grilled with a pineapple slice on top, or even just served with pineapple, it would make a big difference. Another thing I considered was making a reduction with the pineapple juice and using that as a sauce, rather than reserved marinade. I served it w/ coconut rice: 3/4c rice, 1/4tsp salt, 1 can coconut milk (don't add any water) and cook rice as directed
When I saw this recipe in the magazine I couldn't wait to try it. It was quick, easy and very tasty. I added a pinch of crushed red pepper for a touch of spice. My son prefers brown rice so I swapped out brown rice for the white rice. I also grilled some pineapple to serve along with the chicken.I saw a question about the amount of marinade the recipe made. I was able to reserve 1/4 cup to baste with and had plenty left over to marinate the chicken with. Hope you give this recipe a try. I can't wait to make it again! :)
Haven't made this yet, but just wanted to clarify if possible... It says to combine first 5 ingredients... but to reserve 1/4 cup of marinade... how can the first five ingredients make much more than a 1/4 cup to begin with.. Is this a typo?
This chicken was so delicious! It was very easy to prepare, but had a lot of flavor. The rice was good too- I might try adding pineapple juice to the rice next time. I served the chicken and rice with oven roasted sweet potatoes.