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Pineapple Citrus Marinade for Chicken

I’ve been looking for a different way to grill up some chicken this week. So I whipped up a Pineapple citrus marinade, that definitely brings a mouthful of flavor that is going to become a favorite for grilling up this summer!

Chicken Marinade recipe with pineapple, lemon and lime juices. Along with other spices to bring a sweet, savory and spicy citrus marinade for chicken!

If you’re a frequenter of the blog, it should be no surprise that this time of the year I enjoy grilling! It keeps the heat out of the house and It’s super easy to cook a lot of food. Which makes it really easy for me to get my lunches ready for the week.

If you’re trying to save a few bucks during the week, this is a great way to do it too. Schedule this recipe during sales at the store, and this can EASILY feed a person for lunch every day for a week under $20 bucks!

Chicken Marinade recipe with pineapple, lemon and lime juices. Along with other spices to bring a sweet, savory and spicy citrus marinade for chicken!

Thankfully, I’m not one that gets too bored of eating the same type of protein, it just needs to be flavored differently week to week. That’s why this Pineapple citrus marinade does the trick for me this week!

Chicken Marinade recipe with pineapple, lemon and lime juices. Along with other spices to bring a sweet, savory and spicy citrus marinade for chicken!

It’s got a hint¬†of a Hawaiian vibe to it, with the sweet pineapple juice flavor, but the you get hit with a little savory and spice from the peppers and smokiness from the grill.

Chicken Marinade recipe with pineapple, lemon and lime juices. Along with other spices to bring a sweet, savory and spicy citrus marinade for chicken!

Everything marries together and its a very versatile marinade recipe. It will go great on its own, or as chicken tacos, or even a chicken rice bowl.

Pineapple Citrus Marinade for Chicken

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 day 20 minutes
Servings: 8 pieces
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp lime juices
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 whole cayenne pepper optional for more heat
  • 1 whole diced jalapeno
  • 8 pieces bone in, skin-on chicken can be breasts, legs, thighs, whatever you like

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine pineapple, lemon, lime juices; add vinegar, garlic, salt, pepper, oregano, cayenne and jalapeno peppers.
  • Place chicken in the bowl and place in the refrigerator. Let stand for 24 hours.
  • When ready to grill, heat your grill to around 300 degrees, and cook for about 10-15 minutes, until 165 F internal temperature. Times will vary depending on the type of chicken meat you are using. Enjoy!

 

Derek Campanile
Derek Campanile
I'm an IT professional by day. Home cook for the family by night. Follow my blog for easy to make recipes, how-to's and ideas to gather the family at the dinner table!