BBQ Ideas for the 4th

Aloha & welcome back to the blog!
The 4th has always been one of my favorite holidays since I was kid. Nothing better than grilling out with friends & fam, lighting sparklers, watching fireworks & celebrating our freedom.
I love love love hosting so I’m excited to make these yummy dishes for our friends on the island 🙂
You’ll see a theme here haha we love fruit!


Pineapple Fruit Bowls

I’ve linked the recipe above for you!
So simple to make a few of these boats for guests to munch on while you fire up the grill!


Huli-Huli Chicken Kabobs

Huli-huli chicken is a Hawaiian dish where the chicken is cooked over mesquite wood & basted with a huli-huli sauce!
It’s yummy, sub tofu if you’re a veggie head like me 😉 We’ll be marinading the chicken & tofu in this recipe & basting it over the grill to get a good flavor!

2 lb chicken breast cut into 2″ cubes (sub tofu if needed)
1 c light brown sugar
3/4 c no sugar added ketchup
3/4 c reduced sodium soy sauce
1/3 c Dole pineapple juice
1 tsp ground ginger
2 tsp garlic powder

2 red onion
3 bell peppers
1 pineapple
10 wooden skewers

1.) Mix all ingredients except for chicken & veggies in a large bowl to make a marinade, reserve 1/3c for basting.
2.) Put cubed chicken into the marinade, cover & refrigerate for 1 hour.
3.) Once chicken has 20 minutes left to marinate, put your skewers in water to soak (this prevents them from burning on the grill)
4.) Cut your onion, pineapple & bell peppers into 2″ chunks.
5.) Time to skewer! Start with chicken on your skewer, then add onion, pineapple, bell pepper & chicken again. I recommend doing it in this order, the pineapple will cause the chicken to be a little soggy since it’s juicy so you want to keep it between 2 veggies 🙂
6.) Put each skewer on the grill on medium heat for 10-12 minutes or until the chicken reaches 170º. Baste the chicken & veggies with remaining sauce when you have 5 minutes left of cooking time!


Flag Fruit Pizza

1 can Pillsbury Crescent seamless dough
1 1/2 c vanilla greek yogurt
1/2 c sugar
Strawberries, blueberries and a banana

1.) Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2.) Lay out the Pillsbury dough on a greased baking sheet. Shape into a rectangle & bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
3.) Let the crust cool to room temperature.
4. In a bowl, mix the greek yogurt & sugar then spread over the crust, to the edges.
5.) Using the blueberries, make a border around the crust, then fill in the top left quadrant to make the “stars” of the flag.
6) Make layers of thinly sliced strawberries and bananas for the stripes.

Have a safe holiday 🙂

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