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Grilled Malibu Chicken Recipe

This grilled Malibu Chicken is amazing. Marinated in a dry rub, smothered in a pineapple mustard sauce and topped with ham, swiss cheese and a pineapple ring.
Prep Time1 hr 15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Chicken Recipe, Grilled chicken, Malibu Chicken, Marinated Chicken
Servings: 6
Calories: 555kcal
Author: Kendra Murdock


  • Mixing Bowl


  • 6 chicken breasts boneless skinless
  • 2 Tablespoons BBQ seasoning
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 20 ounces pineapple slices reserve juice
  • 1 Tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 Tablespoon molasses
  • 2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 12 slices deli ham
  • 6 slices Swiss cheese


  • Put one chicken breast in a gallon zip-top bag and pound it until the entire breast is uniform in thickness, then move to a platter or rimmed sheet pan. Repeat with the remaining chicken breasts.
  • Season both sides of each chicken breast with the BBQ seasoning, cover and refrigerate at least an hour.
  • Combine melted butter, pineapple juice from canned pineapple slices, mustard, honey, molasses, Worcestershire sauce, and chili powder in a medium mixing bowl and whisk until smooth, then set aside.
  • Grill one side of each chicken breast and each pineapple ring over direct heat until they are seared and have nice grill marks, about 2 minutes.
  • Flip each chicken breast and ring, brush with the sauce, and cook another two minutes.
  • Move the chicken to the indirect part of the grill and brush the top of each with the sauce.
  • Top each breast with two slices of ham and drizzle the ham with the sauce.
  • Put a slice of cheese then a pineapple ring on each breast and drizzle again with the sauce.
  • Continue cooking with the grill lid down until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F (about 10 minutes).


Calories: 555kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 66g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 195mg | Sodium: 1017mg | Potassium: 1237mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 488IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 226mg | Iron: 4mg