Grilled Chicken and Pineapple Burger

Introducing the Grilled Chicken and Pineapple Burger – a tropical twist on a comfort food staple that transcends the conventional burger experience.

This culinary masterpiece captures the essence of summer bliss with each layer and texture. A tender, juicy grilled chicken breast lays the foundation, infused with an array of herbs and spices. It is then adorned with a sweet, charred pineapple ring that brings a delightful burst of flavor, creating an intricate dance of savory and sweet.

The burger is further enhanced by a light, tangy sauce, all enveloped between a lightly toasted, buttery brioche bun that makes every bite an unforgettable escapade into a paradise of flavors.


For the Chicken Marinade:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

For the Grilled Pineapple:

  • 4 pineapple rings, fresh or canned
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • A pinch of ground cinnamon

For the Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons pineapple juice
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce (adjust to taste)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Additional Toppings:

  • Fresh lettuce leaves
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Sliced red onions
  • 4 brioche buns, halved and toasted


Marinating the Chicken:

  1. Whisk together olive oil, soy sauce, honey, minced garlic, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
  2. Coat the chicken breasts in the marinade, cover, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, preferably longer for deeper flavor.

Grilling the Pineapple:

  1. Brush each pineapple ring with honey and sprinkle a touch of cinnamon on top.
  2. Grill the pineapple rings on a hot grill or grill pan for 2-3 minutes per side, or until you have nice grill marks and the pineapple is heated through.

Making the Sauce:

  1. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, pineapple juice, and hot sauce.
  2. Season with salt and pepper, then stir until smooth and fully combined.
  3. Refrigerate until ready to use to allow flavors to combine.

Cooking the Chicken:

  1. Preheat the grill or a grill pan to medium-high heat.
  2. Remove the chicken from the marinade and grill for about 6-7 minutes per side, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (75°C) and the juices run clear.

Assembling the Burger:

  1. Spread a layer of the prepared sauce on the bottom half of each toasted brioche bun.
  2. Place a few lettuce leaves and a slice of tomato on the sauce.
  3. Add the grilled chicken breast and top with a grilled pineapple ring.
  4. Add a slice of red onion, and cover with the top half of the brioche bun.


  • Serve the Grilled Chicken and Pineapple Burgers immediately to savor the combination of warm chicken and pineapple with the cool, creamy sauce.


  • Preparation Time: 40 minutes (including marinating time)
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes


  • This recipe creates 4 generously sized burgers, perfect for a delightful family dinner or an impressive offering at any outdoor gathering.


This Grilled Chicken and Pineapple Burger isn’t just a meal, it’s an experience. With each bite, the flavors transport you to a serene beachside getaway, where the salty breeze complements the sweet sunshine.

This burger isn’t just food; it’s a celebration of the joys that simple, fresh ingredients can bring when they’re brought together with care and creativity. Indulge in the luxury of this delectable burger and let your taste buds embark on a journey to the tropics.