Grilled Malibu Chicken Sandwiches

These wonderful grilled Malibu chicken sandwiches will disappear before you know it. Sweet grilled pineapple, juicy moist chicken, ham, gooey cheese and a slight kick from the glaze.

Grilled Malibu Chicken SandwichesThe basting sauce would also be great on grilled pork chops.

Also try my grilled Hawaiian chicken sandwiches.

Grilled Malibu Chicken Sandwiches

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 6
Author Based on a recipe from Patio Daddio


  • 3 large boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons of your favorite BBQ rub I used a pineapple chipotle rub
  • 6 slices canned pineapple juice reserved for the sauce
  • 12 slices deli ham sliced thin
  • 6 slices Swiss cheese
  • 6 hamburger buns

For the basting sauce

  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice from the canned slices
  • 4 tablespoons of melted unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder


  • Slice the chicken horizontally into 6 thin cutlets.
  • Sprinkle the chicken with the rub and refrigerate for one hour.
  • Whisk together the sauce ingredients.
  • Fire up your grill over high heat and sear the chicken and pineapple on one side. Brush with sauce and flip. Brush again and sear on other side.
  • Remove the pineapple.
  • Move the chicken to indirect heat and let cook until done.
  • Top chicken with ham and drizzle with some of the sauce.
  • Add cheese and drizzle with more sauce. Add the pineapple.
  • Toast buns if desired.
  • Place chicken on buns and serve.

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