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Hawaiian Roast Chicken with Bacon Wrapped Peppers #AYearofSunshine

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Do you like pineapple? I LOVE it, which is funny because I couldn’t stand it when I was a kid. For special occasions, my grandma used to make pineapple upside down cake. She said the pineapple slices were like rays of sunshine, full of good things for me. I liked the juice part that was mixed with brown sugar after it baked, but I would pick off the pineapple before I would eat the cake. What was the matter with me, little ray of sunshine that I was?!  I can literally eat an entire pineapple in one setting now…sorry Gram! To prove my grave repentance, I suggest serving this delicious Hawaiian Roasted Chicken for Mother’s Day, with a side of Bacon Wrapped, Cream Cheese Filled Peppers.  Wild rice and a fresh salad rounds out the menu. Oh, and don’t forget to make dessert. I suggest Pineapple Upside Down Cake.

Hawaiian Roast Chicken

Hawaiian Roasted Chicken


  • 1 cup DOLE Canned Pineapple Juice
  • 1 (4 pounds) whole broiler-fryer chicken
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • salt and pepper

Pineapple Chicken

Hawaiian Chicken

Dole Pineapple Juice Chicken Recipe

Check out the easy directions on Dole’s website.

Stuffed Peppers Appetizer

Cream Cheese Stuffed Peppers

Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Peppers

Bacon Wrapped Peppers Recipe



  • 4 poblano peppers (mild/medium heat)
  • 1 brick cream cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup diced pineapple
  • 8 strips of bacon


  1. Reheat oven to 350°
  2. Blend cream cheese till smooth
  3. Fold in cheese and pineapple
  4. Half peppers, wash and clean seeds
  5. Stuff peppers halves with cheese mixture
  6. Wrap each half in a slice of bacon
  7. Bake for 30 minutes or until bacon is browned
  8. Makes 8 servings

Dole Pineapple Juice

Gram was right, pineapple really is full of good things. DOLE Canned Pineapple Juice is made from 100% juice, not concentrate, and it is an excellent source of vitamin C and a good source of vitamins A and E. It is naturally gluten free and it’s non-GMO. DOLE’s packaging is BPA free so that makes it a great pantry staple in my book. DOLE is currently offering a $1.00 off coupon for any 46 ounce or 6 ounce, 6 pack of DOLE Canned Pineapple Juice. You can find it in the shelf-stable juice aisle at grocery and super-center stores.

Unique Roasted Chicken Recipe

This Hawaiian Roasted Chicken is special enough for a significant occasion—or any day you want to make more special. You can find the recipe and more delicious suggestions for marinades and tropical cocktails at, where DOLE is featuring Canned Pineapple Juice’s Year of Sunshine bright ideas. You can also visit Dole on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it’s okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.