Hawaiian Chicken

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Do you ever get tired of making the same chicken over and over and over again?

I do! There are a few regulars that definitely have to show up now and then but I like newness.

I like to be different.

So, I called this Hawaiian Chicken because I breaded the chicken with bread crumbs I made with Hawaiian rolls. It was a crazy last minute idea. But it worked.


And, I happened to have some pineapple juice on hand, which isn’t very often, so I made a sauce for it. The sauce isn’t very sweet, just enough. It’s actually the marinade that I boiled down while the chicken was cooking, and added some butter and thickened it with flour.


I served it over couscous, which worked perfectly, but you could always use rice or mashed potatoes.

Hawaiian Chicken

Hawaiian Chicken


  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 package Hawaiian rolls, ripped into little pieces
  • Olive oil
  • Seasoned salt
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 10 oz box couscous


  • Whisk together the soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, pineapple juice, sesame oil and ginger.
  • Add chicken to a gallon sized zip lock bag, pour in the marinade and seal. Refrigerate for at least an hour.
  • Preheat oven to 425.
  • Arrange bread pieces on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with seasoned salt.
  • Bake for 3-5 minutes, until browned and crispy. Remove and pulse in a food processor until it resembles bread crumbs.
  • Decrease oven temp to 350.
  • Remove chicken (reserving marinade) and dredge in bread crumbs until coated.
  • Place on a baking sheet sprayed with nonstick spray and bake for 30-40 minutes, until done throughout.
  • While chicken is baking, whisk the flour and water together.
  • Pour the remaining marinade in a small sauce pan with the butter, and bring to a boil for about 2 minutes.
  • Reduce to medium for about 3 minutes.
  • Add water/flour mixture, stirring constantly, reduce heat to low and simmer until thickened, about 1-2 more minutes.
  • Serve chicken over couscous and drizzle with sauce.
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  • Theresa @DearCreatives
    April 24, 2014 at 2:29 PM

    Oh this looks yummy! Pinning. Thanks for sharing your recipe at the party. Hope to see you again soon.Theresa

  • Erlene
    April 18, 2014 at 4:23 AM

    We love Hawaiian rolls and this sounds like a great dish. Although I don’t think my kids would like it if I took away their Hawaiian rolls…lol.

  • Marti
    April 14, 2014 at 8:58 PM

    This sounds amazing! Aren’t Hawaiian rolls so good! Thanks so much for sharing it with us! Pinned to the party board. 🙂

  • Marti
    April 20, 2014 at 7:26 PM

    I’m going to have to try this! Thanks for sharing it, it was featured this week! 🙂 http://sewlicioushomedecor.com/show-licious-craft-recipe-party/

  • Dee
    April 12, 2014 at 1:01 PM

    We tend to have the same chicken a lot, so this looks different and tasty too! 🙂

  • Liz @ Infuse With Liz
    April 11, 2014 at 8:18 PM

    This looks delightful. I’ll have to try it! Thank you for sharing the recipe.

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