Hawaiian burger made with BBQ grilled fresh pineapple rings and chicken breasts topped with creamy smashed avocado, crispy bacon and jalapeños doused in a homemade sweet and spicy pineapple jalapeños sticky sauce served in a toasted sesame bun.
Kicking off grilling season with the ultimate chicken burger. Full of tropical flavours! This burger is sweet, spicy, and tangy all in one, from the brine to it’s tasty homemade sauce, it’s a must try!
In order to infuse and tenderize the chicken, this recipe does require the chicken to sit in it’s brine for at least 2 hours. This will guarantee that some of those fresh flavours pull through and you get juicy chicken breasts. It’s really simple- all it is is adding ingredients into a ziplock bag. If you don’t want to use tequila that’s fine. Simply leave it out and adjust with more pineapple and water so that the chicken is fully covered.
Fresh is always best. Of course use what works for you and is available. All these ingredients pair perfectly together giving each bite a taste of fresh sweet, spicy, tangy notes in your mouth. By altering the combination it would no longer be a Hawaiian burger but just a chicken burger.
Pineapple: not sure how to cut it? Couldn’t be easier. Of course you can prob watch a quick 1 minute YouTube video on this but all you’re doing is cutting off the top and bottom so that it can sit flat. “Peel” the exterior with a sharpe knife. Once all the outer layer is removed, slice into thin rings. TO cut out that core centre we used a jigger (for drink making) but you could use something the size of a shot glass to press down and push it out or cut around.
This is the exact sauce we used for our Crispy pineapple chicken bites Its SOOOOO GOOD! we will definitely be repurposing it for multiple recipes. It’s so easy to make. It’s all done stovetop and simmers slowly into a thick, sticky sauce. As we previously mentioned in another post, the key/secret ingredient is the freshly blended pineapple rounds we used to make the pineapple juice.
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