This sweet, juicy, Gluten-Free Hawaiian Chicken is the perfect chicken to whip up on a weeknight and throw on the grill. This gluten-free chicken recipe is super healthy and flavorful, and you can enjoy it guilt free.
Hawaiian Chicken Recipe
Chicken is a fabulous source of protein. It’s so versatile, can be paired with so many different flavors and ingredients, and you can totally transform this meat into almost anything. We love making gluten-free chicken recipes. This Hawaiian chicken recipe is one of our favorites.
There’s almost nothing more disappointing than looking up a recipe for an easy weeknight gluten-free chicken dinner recipe, and realizing that the recipe says that you should’ve started marinating the chicken eight to ten hours ago. Good thing this gluten-free Hawaiian chicken doesn’t call for a long marinate time.
What other protien source can I make this with?
While chicken is my favorite for this recipe, you can also use salmon or tofu. If you use salmon I recommend baking it in the oven and finishing it off under the broiler.
Gluten-Free Chicken Dinner
Whenever a recipe calls for a long marinate time I end up making it right away and getting disappointed that the flavor profile just isn’t really there. That won’t be the problem with this gluten-free chicken recipe, I promise to you. This Hawaiian Chicken recipe is bursting with incredible flavors and there’s minimal marinate time required.
Marinate this gluten-free chicken for an hour (only an hour!). I promise you’ll find something to do with the sixty minutes this gluten-free Hawaiian chicken is sitting in the fridge.
Check the mail, emails, pour yourself a glass of wine, catch up on that show sitting in your Netflix Queue…the hour will be up in no time.
I can’t find gluten-free soy sauce, what else can I use?
I’ve used coconut aminos in this recipe several times. I usually find coconut aminos to be expensive in the store, with the exception of Trader Joes – they have their own label. You can also purchase it at a lower price on Amazon. Also, many people use Tamari sauce in this gluten-free chicken recipe.
You can also get this gluten-free chicken ready the night before and let it marinade over night. I learned to make this recipe when I was in college on a tight budget.
It’s one of the few recipes for chicken that I was able to serve with countless different sides, making this a staple recipe then, and it’s continued to be a staple recipe through the years.
Chicken is such a great protein source and you can double or triple this recipe. It also is perfect if you are hosting a dinner or BBQ at hour house because of how easy it is to throw together. We’ve served this chicken many times and it never gets old.
How to make gluten-free Hawaiian chicken
- Combine the gluten-free soy sauce, honey, and garlic in a microwave-safe dish.
- Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds on low (or over low heat on the stove if you don’t have a microwave). Stir.
- Place chicken breasts in a container or a gallon-sized zipper bag. Add sauce to chicken and let marinate for at least 1 hour.
- Grill for 12-15 minutes or bake in a pre-heated oven on 375°F (190°C) for 20-22 minutes or until chicken is done and juices run clear.
That’s it. This gluten-free chicken recipe is that easy and you’ll want to add this Hawaiian Chicken to your weekly dinner rotation. See the printable recipe card below for quantities.
You can serve it this gluten-free chicken dinner with teriyaki rice, grilled pineapple, a light citrus salad, or next to mashed potatoes. It’s such a versatile chicken dish, that you honestly can pair with almost anything. Any grain, starch, or side dish will perfectly compliment this Hawaiian Chicken.
How do I know when the chicken is done?
Cut a small slit in the thickest part of the chicken. If the juice runs clear and the internal temperature is at least 165F, then yoy are good to go. I have a meat thermometer (affiliate link) so that I can always check the doneness of the chicken.
More Gluten-Free Chicken Recipes
- Gluten-Free Baked Oregano Chicken
- 5 ingredient gluten-free sweet chicken
- Instant Pot Chicken Fajita Soup
This Hawaiian Chicken would be amazing with Roasted Sweet Potatoes! This recipe for the Best Quinoa Salad would also be amazing with this gluten-free chicken dish. Serve it with my Asparagus Recipe and you have a complete meal. If you are looking for another marinade to try Healthy Seasonal Recipes has her recipe for the best chicken marinade.
If you make this Hawaiian chicken recipe please stop back by and let me know what you thought. Also, if you have any questions leave a comment and I will get back to you.
Serving Size: 4 oz.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 178Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 1172mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 0gSugar: 18gProtein: 21g