Grilling Low Calorie Main Dish Poultry

Pineapple-Glazed Chicken Breasts

August 20, 2012

Sure chicken can sometimes be boring, but not when you grill it and top with an amazing sauce. A good one to try is Pineapple-Glazed Chicken Breasts. It’s an easy sauce to make and there’s some leftover for spooning over the top of the finished chicken. It’s a fantastic way to dress up chicken on the grill.

Pineapple-Glazed Chicken Breasts

So, how’s it taste?

It’s pretty delicious for boring ol’ chicken. Citrus and chicken are a great pairing and I like the addition of piney rosemary. It’s not too strong though, the Dijon and pineapple take center stage. I couldn’t find pineapple juice concentrate, so we used pineapple-orange juice concentrate instead. I think the orange added just a touch of sweet to cut through the tang of the pineapple and Dijon. I like this sauce with grilled chicken because it didn’t seem to burn as much as some sugary sauces can. You know I’m a fan of condiments, so I loved having the extra sauce to serve over the finished chicken.

Pineapple-Glazed Chicken Breasts

Pillsbury, Easy Meals from the Grill, April 2005
makes 2 servings
per serving: 270 calories, 8g fat, 17g carbs, 1g fiber, 32g protein


2 tbsp. Dijon mustard
2 tbsp. frozen (thawed) pineapple-orange juice concentrate
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tbsp. chopped fresh rosemary or 1 tsp. dried rosemary leaves
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 oz. each)


1. Heat gas or charcoal grill. In small bowl, mix mustard and juice concentrate; reserve 2 tablespoons. Into remaining mixture, stir garlic, rosemary, salt, and pepper; set aside.

2. When grill is heated, rub chicken breast halves with oil. Place chicken on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill over medium coals; cover grill. Cook 5 minutes.

3. Turn chicken; brush with rosemary mixture. Cover grill; cook 6 to 8 minutes longer, brushing chicken occasionally with rosemary mixture and turning chicken once, until chicken is fork-tender and juices run clear. Discard any remaining rosemary mixture.

4. Place chicken on serving plates. Spoon reserved 2 tablespoons mustard mixture over chicken.

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  • Sues August 21, 2012 at 6:43 am

    What a great idea for jazzing up plain chicken! And yes, I totally agree with having extra sauce for drizzling!