15 Hawaiian and Hawaiian-Inspired Recipes for the Grill
Summertime is fast approaching, and if you're in need of menu ideas for your Hawaiian barbecue, you've come to the right place. We have popular Hawaiian grilling recipes like huli huli chicken and shoyu chicken, as well as Hawaiian-inspired recipes like Hawaiian kabobs, chicken and pineapple sliders, and pineapple grilled pork chops. Say aloha to these 15 Hawaiian grilling recipes perfect for outdoor entertaining.
Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs
Skewers and kabobs are one of the best choices for grilling because they're fast and easy to make on the grill, and the layered ingredients make for a beautiful melding of flavors and colors. Here, chicken and pineapple are soaked in a soy sauce marinade before hitting the grill.
Tangy Hawaiian Chicken
This chicken is marinated in a distinctive combination of pineapple, soy sauce, onion powder, sugar, lemon juice, barbecue sauce, and curry powder. Serve over a bed of fluffy white rice.
Hawaiian Belly Buster Burgers
Hawaiian-style thick barbecue sauce is the key to these flavorful burgers that are topped with Cheddar cheese, French-fried onions, and pineapple, and served on a Kaiser roll. You can also serve them on toasted Hawaiian burger burns as Allrecipes Allstar Christina did: "This recipe is a definite keeper!"
Hawaiian Beach Shrimp
"It's an easy way to prepare a shrimp dish that's 'ono' (delicious) and moist!" says recipe creator Nancy LY. "You can serve this either as an appetizer (pupu) or entree. I prepare it either with or without the shells on - depending on how fast I want people to eat 'um up! Aloha from Hawaii!"
Grilled Hawaiian Chicken
Hawaiian Turkey Burgers
These turkey burgers are low in fat but high in flavor thanks to the teriyaki baste and grilled pineapple they are served with. If you find your patties aren't firming up, try sticking them in the freezer for 30 minutes prior to grilling, as Allrecipes Allstar Soup Loving Nicole suggests.
Jo's Hawaiian Chicken Burgers
Grilled, teriyaki chicken burgers are served on buns with grilled pineapple and jalapeño peppers in this healthier alternative to traditional beef burgers. "The fruitiness of the pineapple, the heat of the jalapeño, the creaminess of the cheese, and the hit of ginger you get from the burgers themselves, all come together in perfect flavor harmony," raves Allrecipes Allstar Kim.
Grilled Hawaiian Chicken and Pineapple Sandwiches
Grilled Hawaiian Salmon with Strawberry Pineapple Salsa
If you're looking for a savory application for fresh summer strawberries, this grilled salmon with strawberry-pineapple salsa and strawberry-preserve marinade is your answer.
Grilled Chicken Pineapple Sliders
These chicken sliders are served on sweet Hawaiian rolls. Some reviewers suggest caramelizing the onions for a honeyed, sweet flavor.
Shoyu chicken — shoyu is the name of Japanese-style soy sauce — is a popular grilled chicken dish in Hawaiian. "I am making this again tonight and I am going to skewer some veggies and brush them with the marinade as they grill. A+..." raves reviewer Twigfilly.
Huli Huli Pineapple Chicken
Sweet huli huli sauce, made in this recipe with crushed pineapple, brown sugar, shoyu, ketchup, red wine, Worcestershire sauce, ginger, garlic sauce, and liquid smoke, is a popular Hawaiian marinade often used for chicken: "This Hawaiian BBQ is commonly found at roadside fundraisers," says recipe creator Mark Bender.
In this easy dinner-on-a-stick, shrimp, pineapple, bacon, bell peppers, mushrooms, and cherry tomatoes are basted simply with prepared sweet and sour sauce.
Pineapple Grilled Pork Chops
Pork chops are marinated with pineapple juice, brown sugar, soy sauce, and garlic powder overnight. Once the flavor has had time to seep into the meat, the pork chops are grilled and topped with grilled pineapple rings. "Definitely adding this to my favorite meals for the grill!" raves reviewer amberhickman.