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Ginger beer BBQ chicken with pineapple

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  • High in protein
  • Seafood free
  • Shellfish free
  • Sesame free
  • Peanut free
  • Nut free
  • Lactose free
  • Egg free

This smoky BBQ chicken has a next-level sticky pineapple and ginger beer glaze. It’s the perfect way to enjoy chicken drumsticks on the barbie.

  • Serves6
  • Cook time30 minutes
  • Prep time10 minutes, + 1 hour marinating time
Ginger beer BBQ chicken with pineapple


  • 12 Coles RSPCA Approved Australian Chicken Drumsticks
  • 1 cup (250ml) pineapple juice
  • 1 cup (250ml) ginger beer
  • 1 spring onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tbs brown sugar
  • 2 tbs soy sauce
  • 2 tsp chilli paste (optional)
  • 2 tsp ground paprika
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 mini pineapple, trimmed, thickly sliced

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  1. Step 1

    Place the chicken in a large bowl. Combine pineapple juice, ginger beer, spring onion, sugar, soy sauce, chilli paste, if using, paprika and cumin in a small bowl. Season. Pour over the chicken and turn to coat. Place in the fridge for 1 hour to marinate.
  2. Step 2

    Drain chicken, reserving marinade. Heat a greased covered barbecue on medium. Cook chicken, covered, turning, for 20 mins or until golden brown and cooked through. (Alternatively, roast at 200°C, turning halfway, for 30 mins or until cooked through.) Transfer to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm.
  3. Step 3

    Meanwhile, place the reserved marinade in a large saucepan over high heat. Bring to the boil. Cook for 5 mins or until the marinade thickens.
  4. Step 4

    Increase barbecue to high. Spray the pineapple with olive oil spray. Cook on barbecue for 2-3 mins each side or until lightly charred.
  5. Step 5

    Arrange the chicken and pineapple on a serving platter. Drizzle with sauce.

    Serve withthinly sliced red chilli, coriander sprigs, spring onion curls and lime wedges

Nutrition Information

Per Serve

Energy: 1878kJ/449 Cals (22%)

Protein: 42g (84%)

Fat: 23g (33%)

Sat fat: 7g (29%)

Carb: 17g (5%)

Sugar: 17g (19%)

Fibre: 1g (3%)

Sodium: 662mg (33%)

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