Spicy Pineapple Marinade for Chicken

Spicy Pineapple Marinade for Chicken

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time:
  • Total: 10 min
  • Serving: 8 servings

This spicy pineapple marinade for chicken will have your guests helping themselves to thirds. Allow the chicken to marinate in the mixture for at least 4 hours or up to 6 hours total.


  • 1/2 medium ripe pineapple, peeled, cored, coarsely chopped
  • 2 jalapeno chilies, seeded, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime peel


  1. Place the pineapple, jalapenos and garlic into a blender and process until just smooth.
  2. Add the pineapple juice, lime juice, cilantro and lime peel and continue to blend the mixture to combine.
  3. Transfer the marinade to a glass bowl; add the chicken to the marinade, toss to coat and then cover and place in the refrigerator. Discard marinade after use.


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