Hawaiian Chicken Grillers & an announcement

Hawaiian Chicken Grillers are one of my favorite things to cook on the grill! I used to buy them at the local grocery store, but once I realized how simple they are to make…..I started making my own ๐Ÿ™‚

They are really, really easy to make and do not require any special gadgets.ย  As you can see, I’ve been playing around with the picmonkey again…..

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See, I wasn’t lying….totally easy to make!ย  The other reason that I started to make my own, was so that I would know exactly what products were being used.ย  You will notice that the recipe calls for organic chicken breasts and un-cured bacon.ย  I tried to find the least processed ham cubes that I could and the pineapple was cut up by yours truly ๐Ÿ™‚ย  The ones that you purchase at the grocery store are also much bigger, like they used chicken breasts from a scientific experiment huge!ย  These are much closer to the appropriate size for a meal.

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The sauce that you see above is my Whiskey Glaze (recipe coming soon), which worked perfectly with my Italian Pasta Salad.ย  Normally I use Teriyaki Sauce and serve it with rice and vegetables..ย  Alex prefers his with barbecue sauce ๐Ÿ™‚

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Now…..for that announcement that I have been teasing you with all week.ย  Claire from A Little CLAIREification has asked Cindy from Little Miss Celebration and I to join her in hosting The Best of the Weekend Link Party!ย  That’s right, I will officially be co-hosting a link party right here every Friday night at 8:00p.m. EST.

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I am so excited to work with these awesome women ๐Ÿ™‚ย  We have become such good blogging friends and have the craziest conversations on facebook!ย  In fact making the Peanut Butter Cup Boozy Brownies started from one of those crazy conversion that we were having one night!

So how does this benefit you?ย  Here’s how!ย  The three of us are crazy pinners on pinterest, in fact Cindy has over 20,000 followers! Every link will be pinned to our Best of the Weekend pinterst board, and well as our personal boards!ย  We also spend an insane amount of time posting on facebook, so you will definitely be getting some exposure if you come link up with us!ย  I am still learning to use twitter, and now I will have more fun things to tweet about!!!

I will be talking more about Claire and Cindy, and formally introducing you to them tomorrow night at our first party together!ย  AND I will be making a special Boozy Brownie Treat to celebrate our new party!!!

This recipe can be found partying at these link Parties this week!


Hawaiian Chicken Grillers

Serves 4
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
Total time 35 minutes
Meal type Main Course
Hawaiian Chicken Grillers are a boneless chicken breast wrapped around ham and pineapples, and held together with bacon!


  • 1 1/4 Pound organic chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
  • 1/2 cup chopped ham
  • 1/2 cup pineapple tidbits
  • 8 Slices uncured thick-cut bacon
  • sauce of your choice


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Place chicken breasts between two sheets of plastic wrap on a hard surface. Use a rolling pin to flatten out the chicken breasts until they are an even thickness, but not too thin. I place my hand on top to "feel" if they are even.
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Slice the chicken breasts in half to form 4 equal portions. For larger grillers, use 4 separate breasts and skip this step.
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With the smooth side of the chicken breast facing down, place a small amount of ham cubes in the center of the chicken breast.
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Place pineapple chunks on top of the ham.
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Roll up the side to enclose the filling. Don't worry if it won't stay together, just give it a try.
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Place a strip of bacon on your work surface. Place the chicken packet on top of the bacon and wrap it around to hold the chicken together. Now take a second strip of bacon and wrap it around the opposite direction to completely enclose the chicken and filling.
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Place chicken grillers on a preheated grill and cook for 10 minutes. I obviously need to turn my temperature down a bit, so don't try to cook them on HIGH unless you like them blackend ๐Ÿ™‚
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Flip over and cook for an additional 10 - 15 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 170 degrees. If bacon doesn't want to stay in place, just try to maneuver it back into place with your fingers or an extra pair of tongs.
*Alternate cooking method - Place grillers in an uncovered baking dish, and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 40 minutes.
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Remove from grill or oven, and allow to rest for 5 - 10 minutes before serving. I serve mine with Teriyaki Sauce or Whiskey Glaze.


Chicken breasts come in all different sizes, so cutting them into equal portions can be tricky.ย  To make it easier, you could just buy 4 breasts, flatten them and use them without cutting.ย  Just make sure to adjust the amount of filling that you will need.



  1. says

    OMG OMG OMG OMG….I NEED to make these even if I am the only one who will eat them. I think I could actually do this too….I am going to pin this and print it out!!!!

  2. says

    Lisa, this recipe sounds awesome!!! Am so excited to get these party started with you and Claire! It is going to be one GOOD time and send me over one of those boozy brownie! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says

    I need to make this when my husband is home for dinner! He would love this ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. says

    these look so good, and I think they do look pretty easy…. I want to party with you. will make a note thanks nice post Andi

  5. Lizy @ http://justdipitinchocolate.blogspot.com/ says

    These are the cutest and tastiest chicken wraps ever! and bacon…wow…you hit it out of the ballpark with this one! Great Recipe Lisa! Came over to visit you via Home Maid Simple

  6. says

    OH HOW DID I MISS THIS POST?! These little parcels of yum are PERFECT for summer! Omg, girl! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! Iโ€™ve pinned this & shared it with my followers! Please be sure to stop back by the party and check out some of the other links!


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