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Spicy Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken

My family loved this recipe when I made it for them. A little spicy, a little sweet and a little sour. Marinade and bake, perfect for a weeknight meal.


  • 2 lbs chicken drumstick, thighs, wings or breast
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup vinegar
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper (or serrano if preferred more heat)
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 3 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks or rings (fresh, frozen or canned)


  1. Melt butter and brown sugar in a marinading bowl.
  2. Add all ingredients (except meat) into butter/brown sugar mix. Stir well.
  3. Pour over chicken and marinade in fridge for 1 to 8 hours.
  4. Bake in a single layer at 375F until chicken is cooked through.
  5. Garnish with cilantro or green onions. Serve warm with steamed rice.


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