BBQ Chicken with Pineapple Bacon Salsa

By Maria Lichty

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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!

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BBQ Chicken with Pineapple Bacon Salsa

Grilled BBQ Chicken with Pineapple Bacon Salsa-perfect for any summer barbecue!
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  • 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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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. 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. Oooh, the bacon in the salsa is a wonderful idea!!! I love this recipe, it just sounds wonderful!!!

  3. Bacon in anything sounds good – great combination of flavours with the pineapple ๐Ÿ™‚

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

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

    happy weekend.

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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

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

  10. Ohh fabulous dinner idea! I have all these things in the fridge right now, might just do this tomorrow ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. That looks like a man made meal ๐Ÿ™‚ It looks just perfect though! I love the idea of bacon in salsa. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Hello!

    I just found your blog and I am smitten! All the recipes look so yummy and healthy, this is going directly into my blogroll ๐Ÿ™‚

    Cheers from Madrid!

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

  14. 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.

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

  16. The bacon is such a great idea! I would probably end up eating like a salad instead of as a accompanying salsa.

  17. WOW this has to be one of the most amazing salsas ever. I would make a big batch and eat it with everything… sandwiches, fish, this bbq chicken… ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. I think that salsa would be great BEside almost anything, but I’m thinking I would use up any leftover (as if!) INside a turkey wrap.

  19. YUMMY! My husband and I just bought our first house, which means we can get our first grill. I know we’ll both love this. Thanks for sharing!

  20. Made this last night. What an awesome recipe. Served with the Smokehouse beans and grilled squash. All of the favors came together so nicely. We will definitely be making this again. Thanks!

  21. This was perfect, delicious and easy. The flavor combinations in the salsa were outstanding. Thinking of making again during our family beach vacation!

  22. I made this for the first time and was blown away by the different flavours all mixed into one salsa! This has been added to the “definitely make again” list. Paired it with homemade baked sweet potato fries and a salad. I’m always happy with any recipes I get from your website!

  23. This looks pretty good even though I hate onions. I would add come coriander and cumin to the salt and pepper to make the flavor kick a little.