Grilled Ginger & Pineapple Herb Chicken


The summer is starting to wind down this week I dropped the kids off and can’t believe we are halfway into August!

Grilled Ginger & Pineapple Herb Chicken

Grilled Ginger & Pineapple Herb Chicken | Photo + Recipe by Michelle Lara

We’ve spent a lot of time at the beach and normally the kids come back with a huge appetite. I’ve found having dinner prepped ahead of time has worked best for our on-the-go lifestyle.

This is why I love these Grilled Ginger & Pineapple Herb Chicken Thighs. I have them marinated and ready to grill. The longer they marinate the better they taste.

This recipe is very much an accidental one. I was low on time and didn’t want to head out to the store so I started rummaging through our pantry. I pulled together the ingredients and they just worked so well together. I think we’ve made this at the very least 5 times this summer.

I even marinated a huge batch overnight to be grilled on the beach. You can use any type of meat but I find that chicken thighs have the perfect amount of fat for this. We’ll be trying this with a pork tenderloin soon I think {stay tuned! lol}

Grilled Ginger & Pineapple Herb Chicken


8 – 10 chicken thighs {with skin}

2 cloves of garlic minced/chopped

3 tsp of grated/minced ginger

1 cup of pineapple juice

1.5 cups of soy sauce {i use a low sodium one}

1/2 cup of chopped cilantro

1/2 cup of chopped mint

1/2 cup of chopped basil


In a large gallon size bag add all the ingredients. Give it a good shake so the chicken thighs are completely coated. Store in the fridge to marinate for at least an hour {overnight is best}. Preheat your grill {we use a charcoal} to 350 degrees. Line the thighs up on indirect heat skin facing up. I give them a good 10-15 minutes to grill and then I cover them with the vents open. Leave them for about another 25 minutes and then turn and cover. Once you have an internal temperature of at least 165 bring them to the direct heat so they can get a nice char not them. Let them rest for at least 10 minutes and enjoy!

If after this meal you have a sweet tooth make sure you try my Grilled Pineapple Pound Cake >>

Grilled Ginger & Pineapple Herb Chicken | Michelle Lara

Grilled Ginger & Pineapple Herb Chicken | Michelle Lara

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Michelle Lara

Michelle lives in South Florida with her husband, and two children. When she's not contributing on you can find her on her site: where she dishes on family, food and fashion.

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grace - August 18, 2016 Reply

mmm that marinade sounds delicious, i will definitely have to try it on pork loin too!

Maria - November 17, 2016 Reply

This looks awesome!

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