Grilled Pineapple Orange Chicken

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on April 8, 2010

There is just something about grilled chicken. It’s so….

What is it?  It’s so….

Tender on the inside, and a bit crisp on the outside.

It’s so……perfect.

This is a simple marinade for any kind of chicken. It gave the chicken a lovely, sorta sweet, flavor!

3 large or 4 small chicken breasts (about 1.5 lb) ($2.52)
Garlic pepper and salt
1 15 oz can of pineapple chunks, juice and pineapple ($.59) On sale with coupon
1 cup orange juice ($.20)
1 small can vegetarian baked beans ($.89)
1/2 Romaine lettuce head and salad dressing ($1)


1. Place the chicken into a small baking dish to marinate.  Sprinkle with garlic pepper and salt. Add the juice from the pineapple can and the orange juice to the baking dish.  Let marinate at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator.

2. Grill until cooked through.  Cooking times will vary depending on the thickness of the chicken and the grill.

3. Warm the baked beans as directed.

4. Wash and tear lettuce to make salad.

5. Serve Grilled Pineapple Orange Chicken with Baked Beans, Side Salad and Pineapple.

Cost $5.20

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Trish @IamSucceeding April 8, 2010 at 6:15 pm

It is getting to grilling season and this looks and sounds really good!


Mary Moss April 9, 2010 at 6:26 am

Yummy! I’m going to try this out this weekend!


Alta April 9, 2010 at 7:35 am

Ooh, our kids would like this one! And I have some pineapple-orange juice to use! Yay!


kathy April 10, 2010 at 12:32 pm

ohh not only does it have the taste of grilled but the smell of chicken being grilled is sooo delicious!!! There is just something great about grilling food and and the smell is wonderful!!!


Shannon April 10, 2010 at 1:14 pm

Sounds yummy!, I like to marinate my chicken with the juices of one or two lemons and a lime if I have it. I like to stock pineapple chunks cans in my pantry so this with be a nice thing to try when I am out of lemons.


Candi May 9, 2010 at 2:40 pm

Yum this is on my meal plan this week! I found a great Pineapple Mango relish on allrecipes that sounded good to serve on top. They had mangoes on sale at Walmart for $.84 so I picked up a couple. Love those sale items!


Rhonda August 7, 2010 at 4:44 pm

we made this tonight. The chicken tasted like chicken. There was no juice flavor at all. I love pineapples with chicken so we will try it again. Next time, I’ll marinade the chicken overnight!


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