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BBQ Chicken with Pineapple Bacon Salsa

This recipe has Josh written ALL over it, can you tell? I will give you a hint…BACON! Josh’s favorite pizza is his BBQ Chicken Deluxe Pizza-which has barbecue chicken, bacon, pineapple, jalapeños, and red onion. He recently created a twist on his favorite pizza-BBQ Chicken with Pineapple Bacon Salsa. Yep, he put bacon in salsa. The flavors are vary similar to his favorite pizza, but in summer form. This recipe is perfect for grilling season!

This recipe is super easy. Use your favorite barbecue sauce to coat the chicken, grill to perfection, and serve with fresh pineapple bacon salsa. The salsa is refreshing with a hint of smokiness from the bacon. It goes perfectly with the BBQ chicken. Josh also likes to serve Bush’s Smokehouse Tradition Grillin’ Beans on the side. The beans bring out the smoky flavor of the bacon even more. They are a great side dish to this summer meal.

Sunday is Father’s Day and this BBQ Chicken with Pineapple Bacon Salsa would be a great way to celebrate Dad. Get out the grill and get cooking! And if you are looking for other Father’s Day recipes, check out my post on Cafe Zupas. You will find 20 recipes that are sure to make any dad happy! Happy Father’s Day!

BBQ Chicken with Pineapple Bacon Salsa

Yield: Serves 4

Grilled BBQ Chicken with Pineapple Bacon Salsa-perfect for any summer barbecue!


4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 cups of your favorite barbecue sauce
Olive oil, for brushing the grill

For the Pineapple Bacon Salsa:
2 cups diced fresh pineapple
4 strips cooked bacon, diced
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
3 tablespoons finely chopped jalapeno pepper, stemmed and seeded
1 clove garlic, minced
Juice of 1 large lime
Salt and pepper, to taste


1. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Place the chicken breasts in a large Ziploc bag. Add the barbecue sauce and mix until breasts are covered. Let the chicken marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

2. To make the Pineapple Bacon Salsa: in a medium bowl, combine pineapple, bacon, cilantro, red onion, jalapeno, garlic, and lime juice. Stir until well combined. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

3. Preheat a grill to medium-high heat and brush the grill with olive oil. Remove the chicken breasts from the bag and place on the grill. Discard the barbecue sauce and the bag.

4. Grill chicken until cooked through, about 5 minutes per side. Remove from grill and serve warm with the Pineapple Bacon Salsa.

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56 Responses to “BBQ Chicken with Pineapple Bacon Salsa”

  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks — June 15, 2012 @ 4:20 am

    that salsa sounds great and I dont even eat bacon! But I love pineapple salsa..and those beans in the background also look wonderful!

  2. Madeleine @ Teenie Baker — June 15, 2012 @ 7:06 am

    Yum, I love pineapple in the summer! This looks great!

  3. Brian @ A Thought For Food — June 15, 2012 @ 7:19 am

    Bacon will make anything taste amazing… but in salsa? That’s brilliant!

  4. Oooh, the bacon in the salsa is a wonderful idea!!! I love this recipe, it just sounds wonderful!!!

  5. DessertForTwo — June 15, 2012 @ 7:50 am

    Yum! Perfect weekend treat :)

  6. Carine — June 15, 2012 @ 8:13 am

    Looks very good indeed!

  7. Kevin @ Closet Cooking — June 15, 2012 @ 8:32 am

    Adding bacon to salsa is a great idea!

  8. Becs @ Lay the table — June 15, 2012 @ 8:33 am

    Bacon in anything sounds good – great combination of flavours with the pineapple :)

  9. Blog is the New Black — June 15, 2012 @ 8:42 am

    The pineapple salsa with bacon sounds divine!

  10. Cookin' Canuck — June 15, 2012 @ 8:53 am

    Bacon and pineapple…now that’s some salsa that’s just begging to be eaten with a spoon. Great Father’s Day dish!

  11. nest of posies — June 15, 2012 @ 8:55 am

    sounds amazing! pineapple with bacon? omygoodness, i’ve got to try!

    happy weekend.

  12. Omg bacon in salsa?? Why have I never tried this before? Genius.

  13. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — June 15, 2012 @ 9:50 am

    Sounds like some great flavor combinations going on here. Gotta try this!

  14. Tracey — June 15, 2012 @ 10:12 am

    This flavor combo has my name written all over it – yum!!

  15. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — June 15, 2012 @ 10:35 am

    I think Josh and I would get along very well food wise. Loving this!

  16. Paula — June 15, 2012 @ 10:58 am

    Pineapple + bacon = flavor explosion in the mouth! Sounds great! Last week we had BLTs at my house and my 18 year old took a piece of bacon and wrapped it around a piece of watermelon. It was very tasty. He just may be onto something. In the meantime I will have to give this recipe a try.

  17. Heather (Heather's Dish) — June 15, 2012 @ 11:35 am

    oh girl, you’re speaking my language with the pineapple bacon salsa!

  18. Emilie — June 15, 2012 @ 11:49 am

    love these flavors! a perfect fathers day meal :)

  19. HeatherChristo — June 15, 2012 @ 1:12 pm

    This looks so good Maria- and it’s perfect for Fathers Day Grilling!

  20. Jennifer | Mother Thyme — June 15, 2012 @ 1:17 pm

    Pineapple Bacon Salsa, brilliant! Great flavors and a perfect summertime meal.

  21. Cookbook Queen — June 15, 2012 @ 1:20 pm

    Bacon and Pineapple salsa makes perfect sense!! Love this for Father’s Day!!

  22. ATasteOfMadness — June 15, 2012 @ 1:53 pm

    What a great combination of ingredients! I’m only starting to like bacon, so I should definitely try this out!

  23. janetha [meals & moves] — June 15, 2012 @ 1:56 pm

    bacon salsa?! that’s mind blowing!

  24. Krista — June 15, 2012 @ 2:33 pm

    Bacon in salsa!? Now why didn’t I think of that!? Happy Father’s Day to Josh…hope you guys have a great weekend! xo

  25. aida mollenkamp — June 15, 2012 @ 4:40 pm

    Bacon salsa is so worthy of Dad — nicely done, Josh!

  26. Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — June 15, 2012 @ 6:28 pm

    Loving the sound of this salsa! Wow!

  27. Yum! I love pineapple and ham on my pizza, I bet this would be awesome!! What a perfect summer meal.

  28. sounds so delicious! love the flavor combo!

  29. Delishhh — June 16, 2012 @ 12:57 am

    Ohh fabulous dinner idea! I have all these things in the fridge right now, might just do this tomorrow :)

  30. Carla @ Carlas Confections — June 16, 2012 @ 2:48 am

    That looks like a man made meal :) It looks just perfect though! I love the idea of bacon in salsa. :)

  31. Mary {Mesa para cuatro} — June 16, 2012 @ 7:17 am


    I just found your blog and I am smitten! All the recipes look so yummy and healthy, this is going directly into my blogroll :)

    Cheers from Madrid!

  32. marla — June 16, 2012 @ 12:19 pm

    Such an inventive chicken recipe ~ We must try this ASAP!

  33. kitchen essence — June 16, 2012 @ 6:11 pm

    That looks so much better than take away, the stuff drenched in oil.

  34. Katie {Epicurean Mom} — June 16, 2012 @ 8:12 pm

    Yum! This recipe has my name written all over it too! So delish!

  35. Pineapple + bacon? wow, never thought to combine those!

  36. Riley — June 17, 2012 @ 11:56 am

    I’m with Josh! Bacon makes just about anything better! This looks yummy and a perfect recipe for summer.

  37. Minnie(@thelady8home) — June 17, 2012 @ 12:17 pm

    Lovely recipe, so perfect for summer. Looks very delicious.

  38. Jen @ Savory Simple — June 17, 2012 @ 9:50 pm

    I’ve been craving BBQ lately. This looks perfect!

  39. The Healthy Apple — June 17, 2012 @ 11:04 pm

    I kinda wanna come over right about now for some of this chicken…I have been on a chicken kick lately with grilling season and this is perfect for dinner this weekend! Thanks for sharing; hope you had a great weekend.
    Miss you guys already.

  40. Feeling very guilty for not making this for my hubby today. He would have been in Heaven. This is the most amazing salsa ever.

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