Grilled Pineapple Chicken (Paleo + Whole30)

This Paleo + Whole30 grilled pineapple chicken has a smoky barbecue flavor, with a hint of sweetness and juicy grilled pineapple for a healthy summer dinner!

Grilled Pineapple Chicken (Paleo + Whole30)

Ingredients
  1. 1 fresh pineapple, skin removed and cut into rounds with the core removed
  2. 2 lbs boneless chicken thighs (or breasts)

For the marinade:
  1. 1/2 cup coconut aminos
  2. 1/4 cup water
  3. 1/4 cup tomato paste
  4. 4-6 pitted dates, soaked for 10-15 minutes in warm water to soften then drained
  5. 2 tsp garlic powder
  6. 2 tsp chili powder
  7. 1 tsp smoked paprika

For serving and topping:
  1. White or cauli rice (Cauli rice for Whole30)
  2. Mixed greens
  3. Chopped green onions (for topping)

Instructions
  • Soak dates in warm water as noted to soften. 
  • To make the marinade, place all of the ingredients in a blender or food processor and run continuously to combine all the ingredients until smooth. Stop to scrape sides down as needed and restart.
  • Place chicken in a shallow bowl or dish and pour the marinade over. Toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 24 hours.