Hawaiian BBQ Sauce

Hawaiian BBQ Sauce
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Hawaiian BBQ Sauce is based on the Filipino BBQ sauce, with the Banana being swapped out with Mashed Pineapple. It is a wonderful Basting Sauce where the fruit added can be swapped out and really comes through in the Sauce.

The Sauce is really a marinating and Basting Sauce. This is a very thin BBQ sauce that is portioned in half for marinating the meats and the other half reduced a bit for the basting Sauce, depending on how strong you like it.

After learning about the Filipino BBQ Sauce. I was curious to try a Hawaiian version where Pineapple was used. It works, exceptionally well. It offers up a nice color with wonderful flavors.

This is my take on a Hawaiian BBQ Sauce, which has its influence from Asian Culture.


For the marinade, just combine everything until everything is blended in well. Remove Half or however much you need to use for the marinade.


Simmer the remaining Sauce until the desired consistency for a thin BBQ Sauce. I just reduce it a bit so that it’s a bit thicker but still a pretty thin Sauce. About 10 – 15 minutes of simmering.

Hawaiian BBQ Basted Chicken
Hawaiian BBQ Basted Chicken


This is a potent BBQ Sauce initially. When basted on the meat and cooked, it seasons the meat extremely well. There is no seasoning that needs to go on the meat before basting it.

It’s a BBQ tasting sauce mainly Salty, Sweet, and Sour with Pineapple Tone flavors that surprisingly is very much desired and uplifting with good color. It’s definitely an interesting BBQ Sauce that we really enjoy.

If you taste this from the start it will taste too salty which might lead you to think that it will be too much. However, it’s not. It actually works quite well both for a marinade and a reduced BBQ Sauce.

Don’t reduce it too much. It is a BBQ Sauce that is on the thinner side, so simmering for about 10–15 minutes should bring it to a BBQ Sauce with some consistency but still relatively thin for basting.

Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Legs
Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Legs


Marinate 4 Chicken Quarters in some of the BBQ Sauce. The remaining BBQ Sauce can be brought to a simmer and reduced until thickened.

When ready to cook, the Chicken. Place the chicken into a preheated oven at 375 F for about 25 minutes, skin side down. After 25 minutes, baste the chicken and flip skin side up, and baste again. Cook another 10 minutes and then repeat basting the chicken, flipping it over, and basting again every 5 – 10 minutes for a total cook time of 1 hour.

Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Drumsticks

Hawaiian KEBABS

Marinate the 1-inch Diced Chicken or Pork.

Skewer and Place on a casserole dish so that the meat is not touching any surface and the dish can act as a catch pan. Place 1 cup of water in the casserole dish to prevent fat from smoking.

Broil the Chicken on the second notch down from the top for 10 minutes. Flipping every 2 minutes. At about 4 minutes, start brushing the BBQ Sauce on and cooking for 2 minutes. Repeat this for a total cook time of about 10 minutes or slightly more.

Hawaiian BBQ Sauce Pin

Hawaiian BBQ Sauce

A Hawaiian Style BBQ Sauce with Pineapple and other unique ingredients that can be used to marinate Meats and Brushed unto Meats BBQ Style. This is a Salty, Sweet & Sour with Pineapple undertones coming through quite nicely.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Course: BBQ, Sauce
Cuisine: Hawaiian
Keyword: BBQ Sauce, Hawaiian BBQ Sauce
Servings: 1 portions
Author: JAH


  • 1 C Soy Sauce
  • 1 C Ginger Ale
  • 1 C Brown Sugar
  • 3/4 C Lime Juice
  • 1/2 C Ketchup
  • 1/2 C Mashed Pineapple
  • 1/4 C Orange Juice
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Ginger Powder


  • Combine All the Ingredients together and mix well. Use as a Marinade for Meats.
  • For BBQ Sauce or Basting Sauce. Continue to simmer remaining sauce over medium heat until desired consistency. About 10–15 minutes, it should still be relatively thin for a BBQ Sauce. Then remove from heat and let cool. Brush unto Meats for Barbecuing.


To marinate meats, use some of the BBQ Sauce before it has been reduced and marinate meat for 1 – 4 hours. Use the remaining BBQ Sauce and reduce a bit to baste the meat.
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