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Baked Chicken with Hawaiian BBQ Sauce Recipe

When we think of “Hawaiian-style” flavors, some delicious things come to mind – the tangy flavor of pineapple, the sweetness of honey, and the tarty-saltiness of the spices.

Baked Chicken with Hawaiian BBQ Sauce

In this baked chicken dish, you’ll be offering your taste buds exactly what you would expect – a mouth-watering and savory baked dish that provides a yummy twist on standard baked chicken.

Don’t be intimidated by the prep time required here – much of this is marinating time (something that can be accomplished during the workday or time out of the house).

Although the baking time for this dish won’t lead to a quickly served dinner, it is very “hands-off” – it makes it a perfect meal for weeknights when you want to relax a bit before dining.

As written, this recipe calls for chicken drumsticks – however, feel free to vary what you use depending on your preferences! We love chicken drumsticks because they’re a bit less expensive than some other chicken cuts, and kids seem to love eating them (although things might get a bit messy).

Aside from being tasty, chicken also offers a wondrous nutrient profile, including protein and Omega-3s. While we tend to advocate for pastured poultry over other options, use what you can afford.

This delicious main course recipe is best complemented with a similarly inspired vegetable side dish. A tasty and healthy option to try is this Hawaiian-style salad – just omit the chicken from this, prep while your chicken bakes, and serve together!

Baked Chicken with Hawaiian BBQ Sauce Recipe

Serves: 4 Prep: 20 min + 2 h Cook: 50 min

Ingredients

Baked Chicken with Hawaiian BBQ Sauce Recipe Preparation

Preparation

  1. Place all of the ingredients, except the drumsticks, in a saucepan.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil, lower the heat to medium, and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. Blend the sauce using an immersion blender or food processor until smooth.
  4. Place the chicken in a marinating container with half of the sauce.
  5. Marinate the chicken for 2 to 4 hours in the refrigerator.
  6. Preheat oven to 425 F.
  7. Remove the chicken from marinating container and place it on a baking dish.
  8. Drizzle the remaining BBQ sauce all over the chicken and place in the oven.
  9. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
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Baked Chicken with Hawaiian BBQ Sauce Recipe

Enjoy the sweet and tangy flavors of this Hawaiian-inspired baked chicken dish – it's perfect for adding some variety to your meals.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Hawaiian
Keyword BBQ, chicken, hawaiian-style
Prep Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 760kcal
Cost 12

Ingredients

  • 10 to 12 chicken drumsticks
  • 1 cup pineapple diced
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 4 tbsp. raw honey
  • 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp. fresh ginger minced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp. paprika
  • 1 tbsp. dried onion flakes
  • 1/2 tbsp. cumin powder
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Place all of the ingredients, except the drumsticks, in a saucepan.
    1 cup pineapple, 1 cup tomato sauce, 1/4 cup pineapple juice, 1/4 cup coconut aminos, 4 tbsp. raw honey, 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar, 2 tsp. fresh ginger, 2 garlic cloves, 1 tbsp. paprika, 1 tbsp. dried onion flakes, 1/2 tbsp. cumin powder, Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, lower heat to medium, and simmer 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Blend the sauce using an immersion blender or food processor until smooth.
  • Place the chicken in a marinating container with half of the sauce.
    10 to 12 chicken drumsticks
  • Marinate the chicken 2 to 4 hours in the refrigerator.
  • Preheat oven to 425 F.
  • Remove chicken from marinating container and place on a baking dish.
  • Drizzle remaining BBQ sauce all over the chicken and place in the oven.
  • Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

Nutrition

Calories: 760kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 56g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 217mg | Sodium: 840mg | Potassium: 999mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 2539IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 6mg