chicken on the grill with spicy lime and pineapple marinade
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Simple Spicy Lime and Pineapple Marinade

My family loved this spicy lime and pineapple marinade! We made this recipe for 12 boneless chicken thighs with the skin on. This recipe comes together in minutes. The spicy sweet flavor is amazing! The leftover marinade is used for basting the chicken. Only use half if you are not planning on making as many pieces of chicken or pork. With this recipe, we did use all of the marinade in the basting process. When the sugar caramelizes on the chicken it is just delicious!

The pineapple

We purchased a whole, fresh pineapple at the local grocery store. Then sliced off the top and the bottom. The pineapple is peeled by cutting the skin off, cut the ends off, then core the pineapple and We sliced the half pineapple (saving as much juice as possible) in rings and grilled them along with the chicken. The other half we mashed and pressed out the juice. You can also put the second half in a food processor and then press the juice out with a strainer. You can use the leftover press pineapple in your Pineapple Pretzel Fluff Recipe! This way you can knock out a dessert for dinner too!

The Jalapeno

The spicy lime and pineapple marinade recipe does have a jalapeno in it. This does not mean you have to put it in. The spicy part is optional! That will just make it a Lime and Pineapple Marinade! Make it your own! Leaving out the jalapeno will not change how the marinade works. I just suggest leaving the jalapeno seeds out. Please wash your hands after taking the seeds out.

My family loves this marinade and it is in our regular rotation with our grilling. I hope it is a part of your family’s table too! I hope you enjoy it!

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chicken on the grill with spicy lime and pineapple marinade

Spicy Lime and Pineapple Marinade

Get a kick out of this easy spicy lime and pineapple marinade for pork or chicken! Comes together in minutes! Great on the grill with chicken thighs or chicken wings!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Marinade, Sauce
Cuisine: American
Keyword: marinade, wing sauce
Servings: 1 recipe
Calories: 700kcal


  • 1 medium ripe peeled, cored, and sliced pineapple
  • 4 seeded and chopped jalapenos optional
  • 4 garlic cloves peeled and diced
  • 2 cups of unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1 cup of fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons of grated lime zest
  • 1/2 cup of fresh cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons each of sea salt and cracked black pepper
  • 5 tablespoons of honey


  • Mix all ingredients thoroughly and refrigerate.


Calories: 700kcal | Carbohydrates: 184g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 4677mg | Potassium: 1252mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 148g | Vitamin A: 1318IU | Vitamin C: 198mg | Calcium: 147mg | Iron: 3mg
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