Linda's Hawaiian BBQ Sauce For Barbecued Chicken & Ribs

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"Use this sauce on ribs, chicken, pork chops, seafood... Heck, just about anything! It promises to give you the ULTIMATE in flavor. I used this sauce on ribs, and they are absolutely to die for, and the BEST ribs I have ever had the pleasure of making and eating... This recipe is heaven sent, especially for us rib lovers, using 3 racks of baby back ribs! I double the sauce, and use every last bit. Any sauce that may be left over after basting, you can spoon on ribs right before serving. Definitely one not to be missed!"

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (30.9 g)
  • Calories 33.8
  • Total Fat - 0 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 550.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 7.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.1 g
  • Sugars - 6.6 g
  • Protein - 0.9 g
  • Calcium - 5.9 mg
  • Iron - 0.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

In a lg. Dutch oven, combine ribs and cold water to cover. Bring to a boil over med-high heat.

Step 2

Cover, remove from heat, and let stand for 30 minutes.

Step 3

In a small saucepan, combine pineapple juice, teriyaki sauce, ketchup, garlic, and brown sugar.

Step 4

Bring to a boil, stirring, over med-high heat. When it starts to boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 10 minutes.

Step 5

Stir in ginger.

Step 6

Remove from heat, and let cool.

Step 7

Heat grill to medium temperature.

Step 8

Drain ribs. Place on grill rack.

Step 9

Brush with half of the sauce.

Step 10

Grill 6" from heat, covered, for 5-7 minutes per side. (Watch carefully, so they don't burn)!

Step 11

Brush with remaining sauce before serving.

Step 12

Grill covered until browned, about 3-5 minutes per side.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Simply put..... AHHHMAZING ribs!

review by:
(25 May 2021)


This made a great sauce that I used quite often this summer when grilling. It is fabulous with ribs, chicken, and pork chops as well. Make sure to double the sauce to have enough to dip in while you are eating. Also, make sure you slather the sauce on several times while grilling to form that delicious glaze!

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(3 Oct 2020)


Oh My Gawd!! You want to talk about good. Here it is!! This is the best sauce ever!! I used it on chicken and spare ribs for Labor Day and my family simply couldn't get enough! If you haven't made it you are missing out big time!!!!!!!

review by:
(8 Sep 2020)


It's still hot here in Fl and any time I can use my grill the happier I am. We enjoyed every morsel of the ribs and chicken I made using this recipe. Loads of flavor and so delicious! One of the top recipes I have had from this site. Now saved in my favorites for many repeats!

(2 Oct 2019)

Dippity Du Da Deb

These ribs are easy to prepare, and so delicious you will be licking your fingers and probably your plate too!

(26 Sep 2019)


Love these delicious ribs! Sauce is Uber good! I made extra to put on ribs at end of grilling time. M' mmmm good!

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(12 Aug 2019)