When I asked my mother-in-law 13 years ago what her son’s favorite dinner was, this was her reply. This chicken is pretty amazing. The simple homemade barbecue sauce is key. I like to serve it with rice or mashed potatoes and a green salad. Enjoy!
Baked Hawaiian Barbecue Chicken
homemade barbecue sauce
Servings 8 people
- 1.5 pounds chicken breast boneless, skinless
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 8 ounces crushed pineapple canned
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons white vinegar
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- Pre-heat the oven to 325 degrees. Before turning on the stove, mix together sugar, salt, ketchup, pineapple, soysauce, vinegar and corn starch. Mix until corn starch is dissolved.
- Over medium-high heat, cook the barbecue sauce. Stirring continually, bring to a low boil just long enough to thicken.
- Spray a 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray. Place thawed chicken on the bottom and sprinkle with chopped onion. Pour barbecue sauce on top, and cover the pan with tin foil.
- Bake at 325 degrees for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
- After chicken is finished baking, use kitchen shears or a metal spatula to cut into bite-size pieces. Serve atop rice or mashed potatoes.