Grilled Hawaiian Chicken Sandwich

Grilled Hawaiian Chicken Sandwich piled high with grilled chicken, pineapple, lettuce and red onion. Drizzled with a thick, tangy and slightly sweet homemade teriyaki sauce!

Grilled Hawaiian Chicken Sandwich

Ever since the start of summer I have been grilling like crazy. Lot’s of corngrilled veggies and salads. (Yes, grilled salad is totally a thing and it is amazing).

I layered this Grilled Hawaiian Chicken Sandwich with chicken, pineapple, lettuce and onion. It get’s drizzled with a thick, slightly sweet homemade teriyaki sauce.

The teriyaki sauce makes this sandwich.

Grilled Hawaiian Chicken Sandwich


I love making my own teriyaki sauce at home. It’s so much easier to control the sweetness and the salt level. I used the same homemade teriyaki sauce as my Easy Teriyaki Beef Meatballs and my Teriyaki Baked Salmon.

The teriyaki sauce consists of soy sauce, water, ginger, garlic and brown sugar. The sauce gets nice and thick with a simple cornstarch slurry (1 teaspoon cornstarch + 1 tablespoon cold water).

Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

This Grilled Hawaiian Chicken Sandwich is the perfect combination of sweet, tangy, saucey and smokey. I love the sweet pineapple with the tangy teriyaki sauce.

Grilled Hawaiian Chicken Sandwich

While the pineapple slices and chicken are on the grill I make the homemade teriyaki sauce. It all comes together in under 20 minutes! Perfect for an easy summertime meal.

Serve by itself or with a side salad or fries.

Grilled Hawaiian Chicken Sandwich

Why I love this sandwich:

  1. It’s smoky.
  2. Full of flavor.
  3. Sweet.
  4. Saucy.

….and is drizzled with this Homemade Teriyaki Sauce.

Grilled Hawaiian Chicken Sandwich

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Grilled Hawaiian Chicken Sandwich

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2
Grilled Hawaiian Chicken Sandwich piled high with grilled chicken, pineapple, lettuce and red onion. Drizzled with a thick, tangy and slightly sweet homemade teriyaki sauce!

Ingredients

Grilled Hawaiian Chicken Sandwich

  • 2 boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 thick slices of pineapple cored
  • 2 slices of red onion
  • 1/2 cup spring mix
  • 2 sandwich buns

Teriyaki Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • ½ tablespoon honey
  • ½ tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ginger mined
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water

Instructions

Grilled Hawaiian Chicken Sandwich

  1. Add chicken and pineapple to a preheated grill.
  2. Grill pineapple for about 2 minutes on each side or until it has nice grill marks. Take off of the grill and set aside.
  3. Grill chicken until fully cooked about 8-10 minutes. Take off of the grill and set aside.
  4. To assemble the sandwich layer lettuce, red onion, chicken, and sliced pineapple onto each sandwich.
  5. Drizzle with homemade teriyaki sauce and serve immediately.

Teriyaki Sauce

  1. Add oil and garlic to a medium saucepan. Cook for 1 minute.
  2. Add in soy sauce, water, honey, brown sugar and ginger. Bring to a simmer and cook for 2 minutes.
  3. In a small bowl mix together the cornstarch and water until combined. Slowly add this to the teriyaki sauce and whisk until the sauce has thickened. The sauce should be thick enough to coat the back of the spoon.

Recipe Notes

Original recipe from chefsavvy.com. Please do not publish my recipe or pictures without linking back to the original post. Thank you!