Sweet and Spicy Chicken

At our house, we love chicken. We eat it probably 4 nights of the week, if not more than that. I love chicken because it can be done so many ways. sweet, spicy, cheesy, grilled, fried, etc. Sometimes, though, you just need a new recipe.

So, when Philip offered to make dinner the other night, I was thrilled! We searched the internet for a delicious combination of sweet and spicy and found a marinade that we loved.

Recipe adapted from The Food Network

  • 3/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 packed cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flake
  • 2-4 chicken breasts
  • Kosher salt
  • (optional) chunks of pineapple

Combine all ingredients and place in a bag or large glass dish to marinate for 3-4 hours.


Grill chicken until cooked through. If also using pineapple chunks, place pineapple on a piece of foil and place on the grill for the last 3-4 minutes before the chicken is done.



We served ours with *Loaded* baked potatoes, but it would be great with rice or mashed potatoes as well!

This definitely a repeat recipe, and the grilled pineapple really added a lot!



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