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This easy Hawaiian BBQ Grilled Chicken is a great chicken recipe for grilling in the summer! Just a few ingredients make a flavorful meal your family will love!

close up of hawaiian bbq chicken with green onions sprinkled on top

This awesome grilled chicken recipe is the perfect family friendly meal.

It’s easy to make, a few simple (and one surprising) ingredient, but it tastes sooo good! The soy sauce, ginger, and garlic marinade makes a sweet and flavorful chicken!

The chicken ends up being very moist and tasty. And I swear leftovers the next day were even better!

This recipe is great whether you are feeding three people or 23 people!

Love Hawaiian inspired recipes? Try these easy meals your family will love:

close up of grilled chicken pieces in baking dish with marinade and green onions

How to make this bbq grilled chicken recipe

This recipe is so simple to make! For the full set of directions, make sure you scroll down to the recipe card below.

Marinate the chicken

  1. Mix together the marinade in a plastic bag or other container.
  2. Add the chicken and toss to coat.
  3. Marinate for up to four hours.

Grill the chicken

  1. Preheat the grill to medium heat.
  2. In a pyrex or other high heat safe container, melt the butter and add in the green onions.
  3. Grill the chicken 5-7 minutes per side, turning just once during cooking, until an internal thermometer reaches 165 F degrees.
  4. Place the chicken in the pyrex pan and turn to coat with the butter and green onions.
  5. Enjoy!

Serve this easy bbq grilled chicken with some grilled pineapple and rice (oooh, coconut rice would be awesome here!) for a complete meal that everyone will love.

Grilling Tips

For great grilled chicken, use these tips for perfectly tender and moist chicken every time:

  • Use a meat thermometer to ensure the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 F. Do not overcook, as that will lead to dry and tough chicken.
  • Keep the lid of your grill closed during cooking. This will keep the heat in and allow the chicken to cook more evenly.

Storage and reheating tips

These grilled chicken breasts can be stored in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Reheat them in the microwave for a minute or so until warmed through.

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Yield: 4 Servings

Hawaiian BBQ Chicken

Hawaiian grilled Chicken with green onions on top

This easy Hawaiian BBQ Grilled Chicken is a great chicken recipe for grilling in the summer! Just a few ingredients make a flavorful meal your family will love!

Prep Time 4 hours
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound chicken breasts, boneless skinless
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 TBSP fresh ginger, chopped
  • 1/4 onion, sliced
  • 4 TBSP melted butter
  • 3 green onions, chopped

Instructions

  1. In a large ziplock bag, mix together the brown sugar, soy sauce, garlic, ginger and onion.
  2. Add the chicken and squish to mix.
  3. Allow the chicken to marinate (in the fridge) for 4 hours.
  4. Preheat your grill.
  5. Melt the butter and chop the green onions and throw both in the bottom of a pyrex container.
  6. Grill the chicken until done, and then place in the pyrex pan, turning to coat.
  7. Repeat with remaining meat, until all your chicken is swimming in the buttery/oniony goodness.
  8. Enjoy!

Notes

Leftover chicken can be stored in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 405Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 127mgSodium: 1935mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 1gSugar: 23gProtein: 38g

Nutrition information is an estimate and is provided for informational purposes only. For the most accurate information, please calculate using your specific brands and exact measurements.

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Catt

Thursday 21st of July 2022

Very tasty, simple recipe. Grills beautifully - I use deboned chicken thighs & it rivals L & L Hawaiian BBQ at a fraction of the cost. Easy to make & yummy! Great recipe

Ilan @ IronWhisk.com

Wednesday 13th of June 2012

Wow.That looks so good.

Making this on Saturday for sure. Yum!!

vanessalillian

Wednesday 13th of June 2012

Ooh, I like the sound of that! I thought it was going to go to a pineapply place but that sounds suitably Hawaiian, too :)

Hannah Grunzke

Friday 8th of June 2012

Yum!!! Love these flavors! We use a very similar marinade for wings but this is a healthier option. Will do!

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