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Spicy Hawaiian Chicken Burgers

Grilled pineapple can take your grilled chicken up a notch on these spicy Hawaiian chicken burgers.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Yield 6 large or 8 medium burgers


  • 6 pineapple rings sliced 1/2 inch thick
  • 6 slices pepper jack cheese
  • 6 hamburger buns
  • 2 pounds ground chicken
  • 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • optional sliced red onion for topping, chipotle mayo


  1. Combine the ground chicken, soy sauce, paprika, chili powder, seasoning salt, cumin, and garlic in a large bowl. Lightly mix with your hands and divide into 6 large even balls (or 8 smaller balls for smaller burgers). Form patties, making them slightly thinner in the middle for more even cooking. Refrigerate about 30 minutes (if you have the time).
  2. Preheat the grill to medium heat. Coat grates lightly with oil. Grill burgers over medium heat about 6 minutes per side or until done. The burgers will flip easily when they are done. Top with cheese for the last 1-2 minutes of cooking time to melt. Remove to a plate and cover with aluminum foil to rest.
  3. Add the pineapple rings to the grill and cook for about 2 minutes per side.
  4. To assemble the burgers: Add a pineapple ring to each burger, top with onion and chipotle mayo or other desired toppings.

Recipe Notes

Source: Home is Where the Holmans Are