Love pineapple? Check. Love chicken? Check. Can’t live without cheese? Well here you go. This delicious mess makes your foodie dreams come to life. Already drooling? Well let’s get started.

BBQ Chicken Pineapple Grilled Cheese

  • Prep Time:10 minutes
  • Cook Time:30 minutes
  • Total Time:40 minutes
  • Servings:4
  • Easy


  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup sweet and spicy BBQ sauce, divided into two half cups
  • 1/2 pineapple
  • 8 slices sourdough bread
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • Butter
  • 1/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Photo by Cassandra Bauer
  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350°F degrees and carefully line chicken breasts onto a greased baking sheet.

    Gif by Cassandra Bauer
  • Step 2

    Pour 1/2 cup of BBQ sauce over the chicken breasts and fully cover them. Use a plastic spatula to baste the breasts to cover them fully.

  • Step 3

    Bake for 20-30 minutes, or until the breasts are fully cooked.

    Gif by Cassandra Bauer
  • Step 4

    Shred the cooked chicken into a large bowl with two forks. Then mix the shredded chicken with the other 1/2 cup of BBQ sauce.



    Gif by Cassandra Bauer
  • Step 5

    Slice open your pineapple and cut out all of the fruit, careful to avoid the core and the outside of the pineapple. Slice the pineapple chunks into thin, bite-sized slices.

  • Step 6

    Add the sliced pineapple into the large bowl of chicken and BBQ sauce. Stir until fully combined.

    Gif by Cassandra Bauer
  • Step 7

    Grease a skillet with cooking spray.

  • Step 8

    Butter a slice of bread on one side and place it butter-side down onto a skillet.

    Gif by Cassandra Bauer
  • Step 9

    Sprinkle shredded cheese over the entire bread slice, distributing it evenly so there are no naked spots.

    Gif by Cassandra Bauer
  • Step 10

    Add chicken-pineapple filling ontop of the bread and cheese. Again, distributing it evenly so there is plenty of chicken to cover cheese.

    Gif by Cassandra Bauer
  • Step 11

    Top the chicken with more cheese, distributing it evenly.

  • Step 12

    Butter another piece of bread and place it butter-side up on top of the chicken and cheese, making a sandwich. Repeat steps 8 through 12 for each grilled cheese sandwich.

    Gif by Cassandra Bauer
  • Step 13

    Grill each side of the sandwiches until they turn golden brown, or for 5 to 6 minutes each side.

    Gif by Cassandra Bauer