My family is big on the “Hawaiian” flavour. Pizza being our favorite variety. We love that combination of ham, pineapple and cheese, but it’s a hard one to sneak into every day meals because it doesn’t go with everything.
One of our favorite summer sandwiches is a chicken breast topped with pineapple, cheese, bacon and french fried onions. And, I love adding stuffings to my chicken because it amps up the flavor and adds that little bit of something special. Those two things are what inspired me to make these Hawaiian Stuffed Barbecue Chicken Breasts.
These are so simple to make but are a step up from regular barbecued chicken which makes them perfect for entertaining. You can slice them up before serving to showcase the fillings or leave them whole to surprise your guests.
With only five ingredients they’re great for weekdays too. For an extra simple weeknight meal serve them up with some baked beans and buttered bread or a salad. It’s a winning combination!
You can get the recipe on Smithfield.com. I would love to see you there!
Update: The post is no longer active on Smithfield. But, I don’t want you to miss out so here’s the recipe!
Hawaiian Stuffed Barbecue Chicken
- 4 chicken breasts
- 1/2 cup diced ham, or 8 slices deli ham
- 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
- 2 pineapple rings, cut in half
- 1/2 cup barbecue sauce, for basting
Slice each chicken breast open horizontally, like a book. Baste with barbecue sauce then layer ham, cheese and pineapple on top. Fold together and weave closed with a soaked wooden skewer. Barbecue on medium heat for 6-8 min. on each side, or until chicken is cooked through, basting with barbecue sauce as it cooks.