Hawaiian BBQ Foil Packets

Summer is all about grilling and easy clean-up in my book. Add and subtract ingredients to these packets as desired. Each person can make their own combination. Our kids love to make their own. Don't hesitate to add more chicken or ham, omit the other meat, or make them strickly vegetarian! Barb L.

Serves: 4-6 depending on how large each foil packet is


2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into approximately 2” cubes

1 (12 oz) ham slice, cut into strips or cubes

1 cup barbeque sauce of your choosing (I used Sweet Baby Ray’s Honey)

1 can (15 oz) pineapple slices, including ½ the juice

2 tsp soy sauce

1 Tbsp Flying Olive Honey Ginger, Pineapple, or Coconut Balsamic or a Combination

1 tsp minced garlic

1 red or orange bell pepper cut into cubes

2 medium zucchini, sliced, and/ or 2 cups of broccoli florets

½ onion, cut in half first, then sliced in moon-shaped pieces

1 ½-2½ Tbsp Flying Olive Smoked, Lime, Chipotle Extra Virgin Olive Oil or a Combination, more as needed

Green onions, sliced, for garnish, if desired

Rice to serve, if desired (we like jasmine for this dish)


Heat the grill to medium or oven to 375 degrees F. Set out bowls with the pineapple, bell pepper, zucchini and/or broccoli, and onion. Cut 4-5 sheets of 18” heavy duty aluminum foil. Set aside.

In a bowl, whisk together the barbeque sauce, half the juice from the can of pineapple slices, soy sauce, Flying Olive Balsamic or Combination of Choice, and garlic. In a separate small bowl, stir together the Flying Olive Extra Virgin Olive Oil(s) of Choice. Reserve about 1/3 of a cup of the sauce.

Laying the sheets of aluminum foil on a counter or table, brush the EVOO in the center of each sheet of foil. You may need to add a little more EVOO, as necessary, to the bowl.

Add the chicken, ham, veggies, and pineapple slice to each packet. Top with 3-4 Tbsp of the sauce. Fold the tops of the packets down together, then, roll in the sides. On the grill, the packets will take about 13-15 minutes, in the oven, about 20. Be sure that the chicken and ham have reached 165 degrees before serving.

Carefully open the packets, and garnish with green onions, if desired. sServe over rice to soak up the delicious sauce.

Pass the reserved sauce and let everyone add about 1 Tbsp to their packets.

Submitted by Barb L.