Arthur, Ill. (WCIA)

It’s not summer until you fire up the backyard grill. Anita Dukeman is back with a tasty chicken recipe perfect for grilling season.

But how did America fall in love with backyard BBQs?
Henry Ford in the early 1920s began marketing the first metal-box (brazier) grill and sold them through his car dealerships.

Edward Kingsford—Ford’s “cousin-in-law” helped Henry Ford mass produce charcoal briquettes.

Who perfected the charcoal grill? George Stephen, a suburban Chicago metal worker, who invented the first Weber grill.

Tropical Grilled Chicken

8 boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs
1 large pineapple, cut into chunks
1 large red onion, cut into chunks
1 pint large white button mushrooms, sliced in half

1 cup pineapple juice
1/4 cup ketchup
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 Tablespoons sesame oil
1 teaspoon red chili pepper flakes
2 Tablespoons minced fresh ginger
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
juice of one small lemon
1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions can be found on Anita’s website HERE.

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