Hawaiian Chicken Foil Packets

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Hawaiian Chicken Foil Packets make a great summer meal the whole family will love. Just wrap up the ingredients and cook on the grill or in the oven. 

Chicken, pineapple, peppers, onion, and rice on a plate with a blue napkin and a marble background.

Hawaiian Chicken Foil Packets

I love making foil packets in the summer. It is so easy to toss all the ingredients into foil, wrap them up, and throw them on the grill. The kids even like to help make their own! These Hawaiian Chicken Foil Packets are definitely one of my favorite flavor combinations. With tender chicken thighs marinated in homemade teriyaki sauce, sweet and tangy pineapple, and the added flavor of peppers and onions, you really can’t beat it.

Step by Step Instructions

  • First you want to make your marinade. Combine soy sauce, brown sugar, pineapple juice, garlic and ginger. Then, place your chicken thighs in an airtight container and pour the marinade over the chicken. Seal and store in the fridge for at least 2 hours, or overnight if you can. The longer the better!
  • When you are ready to assemble the packets, cut up the onion, pepper, and pineapple. Lay out a sheet of foil and place one chicken breast, some pineapple, and a few peppers and onions on top of the foil. Drizzle some extra marinade over the top.
  • Roll up the foil so the food is entirely covered. Make sure sauce isn’t leaking out of any edges.
  • Grill over medium high heat for 20 minutes. Then flip the packets over and cook for about 10 more minutes, or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees.
Hawaiian chicken in a foil packet with pineapple, peppers, and onions
  • Remove food from the foil packet onto a plate and serve with rice. Top with soy sauce or teriyaki sauce if desired. Enjoy!
Chicken, pineapple, peppers, onion, and rice on a plate with a blue napkin and a marble background.

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Hawaiian Chicken Foil Packets

5 from 5 votes
Hawaiian Chicken Foil Packets make a great summer meal the whole family will love. Just wrap up the ingredients and cook on the grill or in the oven. 
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Marinating Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 45 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Hawaiian
Servings 6 people

Ingredients

For the Marinade

For the Foil Packets

Instructions

For the Marinade

  • In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and stir until combined. Pour over chicken in a ziplock bag or other airtight container and marinate for at least two hours or overnight if possible.

To Assemble the Foil Packets

  • Lay out one sheet of foil. Place one chicken thigh, two pineapple rings or a few pineapple chunks, and some pepper and onion strips. Drizzle some extra sauce over the top if desired.
  • Wrap foil up tightly so none of the juices leak out.

Grill Method

  • Grill over medium high heat for 20 minutes. Then, flip the packets and grill for about 10 more minutes, or until the internal temperature of the chicken in 165 degrees. Remove from packets and serve with rice. Top with soy sauce or teriyaki sauce if desired.

Oven Method

  • Cook foil packets at 350 for about 30 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the chicken in 165 degrees. Remove from packets and serve with rice. Top with soy sauce or teriyaki sauce if desired.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1gCalories: 423kcalCarbohydrates: 70gProtein: 28gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 107mgSodium: 2272mgPotassium: 882mgFiber: 6gSugar: 55gVitamin A: 1444IUVitamin C: 201mgCalcium: 88mgIron: 3mg

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Kelsey Crist

Kelsey lives in Washington with her husband, Alex, and two cats, Diana and Nova. Her happy place is in the kitchen listening to an audiobook and trying new recipes. When she's not in the kitchen you can find her hiking, shopping at Trader Joe's, or playing Animal Crossing. Her favorite food is pasta and Alex loves when she makes Homemade Oreos.

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  1. 5 stars
    Yum! My husband and I love Hawaiian Chicken! Yet I have not made it in foil packets so I can’t wait to give this a try! It looks like a wonderful weeknight dinner!

  2. 5 stars
    Foil packets are my jam, and this Hawaiian chicken looks amazing. I can’t wait to make it for dinner tonight!