Hawaiian Chicken Sandwiches

Posted by on Monday, April 25th, 2011

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Our family is thrilled that spring has sprung here in Tennessee and we can finally file away those winter soup recipes.  The grass is green, the cows are mooing, and it is time to fire up the grill.  Here’s my latest creation, Hawaiian Chicken Sandwiches. The chicken is marinated in a home made teriyaki base (free of MSG, salt, and other chemicals) and grilled to perfection.  Those tangy fillets can be served on a King’s Hawaiian bun or over a bed of greens.  Either way Hawaiian Chicken is a healthy winner.

  • 4 slices fresh pineapple
  • 4 thinly sliced chicken breasts
  • 1 4 pack King’s Hawaiian sandwich buns
  • 4 sliced cooked bacon
  • 4 slices sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 large green leafy lettuce leaves
  • Teriyaki Marinade:
  • 1/4 cup grape seed oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon or lime juice
  • 1/4 cup Bragg’s liquid aminos
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

In a gallon Zip-Lock bag, mix together the Teriyaki Marinade.  Set aside 1/4 cup for basting.  Then add chicken breasts to marinade and close bag.  Place bag in refrigerator and marinade for at least an hour.  While chicken marinates, preheat gas grill, or fire up the charcoal grill or preheat a lightly greased iron griddle on medium high heat.  Fry bacon strips and set aside.  Place chicken on preheated grill or griddle and cook for 3-5 minutes on each side. Then repeat process if chicken is not thoroughly cooked (Cut a slit in the thickest part of chicken to test for doneness.  All white, no pink please).  Use the 1/4 marinade mixture which was set aside earlier to baste chicken breasts before turning.  Add fresh pineapple to grill, baste with marinade, and grill 1-2 minutes on each side.  Serve chicken on Hawaiian buns with lettuce, cooked bacon, cheddar cheese, and grilled pineapple.  Take a bite, lick your lips, and repeat!

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3 Responses to “Hawaiian Chicken Sandwiches”

  1. carolinaheartstringson 27 Apr 2011 at 7:35 am 1

    That looks so wonderful. My mouth was watering just looking at the recipe and reading your post. Spring is here!!! Finally. Summer is just around the corner.

  2. Reneeon 15 Nov 2011 at 5:32 am 2

    We love these sandwiches! The flavor of the chicken is just the right balance of savory and salty to compliment the pineapple and tangy cheese. The kids asked if these could be “in the rotation” and they definitely are!

  3. Taraon 15 Nov 2011 at 8:17 pm 3

    Renee we also like to grill K-bobs with the marinade and chicken cubes and pineapple.