A sweet and sour savory fusion of Hawaiian and Chinese cuisine. A low carb take on Chinese using chicken, pineapple, brown sugar and bourbon.

Best Hawaiian Chicken Recipe With Pineapple and Bourbon Whiskey Sauce

Chicken is so versatile. With this recipe we chose to create a fusion of both Hawaiian and Chinese foods. The result is the delicious pineapple chicken recipe.

Course Main Course, Stir Fry
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Molly Miller


  • 4 chicken breasts halved

Hawaiian Chicken recipe marinade and glaze

  • 1/2 cup bouron whiskey
  • 1/4 cup sesame oil
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon hoison sauce
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1.5 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Asian garlic chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoons pomegranate balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Stir Fry Vegetables for Hawaiian Chicken

  • 1/2 red pepper thinly sliced
  • 1/2 green pepper thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup white onion thinly sliced
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1 head red leaf romaine lettuce whole Leaf
  • 1 cup snow peas
  • 1/2 cup Lo-Mein noodles


Chicken Breasts

  1. Halve all 4 chicken breast and set aside.

Hawaiian Marinade

  1. Combine all Chicken Marinade and Bourbon Glaze ingredients in a large bowl and whisk until thoroughly mixed.

  2. Add a 1/4 cup of the Chicken Marinade and Bourbon Glaze into a large zip-lock freezer bag.

  3. Set remaining glaze aside for later.

  4. Add the chicken breast into the zip-lock bag and close.

  5. Refrigerate for 3 to 4 hours or overnight. 

Vegetable Stir Fry

  1. Spray a large skillet with olive oil spray.

  2. Set burner to medium high heat.

  3. Add onion and cook until they turn a light brown color.

  4. Add red and green peppers, snow peas and pineapple chunks.

  5. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until the snow peas are soft.

Grilled chicken

  1. When you're ready to grill, remove the chicken from the marinade and pat dry.

  2. Set the grill to a medium high heat. About 375 degrees.

  3. Grill the chicken about 5 minutes per side or until the internal temperature is 165 degrees.

  4. Remove and let cool for at least 5 minutes.

  5. Cut chicken into slices and set aside.


  1. Add 2 romaine red leafs to the bottom of a bowl.

  2. Top with stir fry mix, sliced chicken and Lo-Mein.

  3. Drizzle with remaining brown sugar bourbon glaze or use for dipping sauce.