Pineapple Chicken Skewers
If you’re looking for a summer chicken recipe that’s not only tasty but easy, check out these pineapple chicken skewers. Whether you call then skewers or kebabs, it doesn’t matter. Meat on a stick is always a winner, am I right?
Pineapple Chicken Skewers
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Chicken kebabs are a common occurrence during the summer months at my house.
Not only are the easy, but they’re colorful and fun. I like to cook up a bunch at once so I have easy lunches throughout the week.
I either eat them off the skewer or toss with some rice or cauliflower to make a healthy chicken bowl.
This week I enjoyed these chicken pineapple kebabs in a bowl form and they were so darn good!
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How long to marinate the chicken
The longer the better. I’ve made this a few times and I prefer to marinate it overnight.
However, if you’re anything like me. You probably opened up this recipe and you have today (or even 30 minutes).
Marinate the Hawaiian bbq chicken as long as you can. I recommend a minimum of two hours, but 30 minutes will work too (the flavor just won’t be as “deep”).
If you’re following the Ultimate Portion Fix eating plan for programs like the 21 Day Fix, LIIFT4, 80 Day Obsession here is the breakdown:
Full recipe: 4 green, 2 purple, 4 yellow, 1/6th orange, 3 tsps.
Per serving: 2/3 green, 1/3 purple, 2/3 red, trace orange, 1/2 tsp.
Another option is to grill it all and then fill your containers so you have whole counts of greens, purples, reds, etc.
How to make chicken pineapple skewers
Putting together these Hawaiian chicken skewers is a breeze.
It really doesn’t matter what order you put the vegetables, pineapple, and chicken on so do whatever pattern you want.
TBK’s Pro Tip: If you have young kids around, this is a fun activity for them. It helps them work on patterns!
More chicken recipes that are perfect for summer:
- Honey Dijon BBQ Chicken Bowls
- Greek Chicken Souvlaki
- Easy Chicken Tacos (Using Leftovers or From Scratch)
Chicken Pineapple Skewers
- 1/4 cup coconut aminos or soy sauce
- 1 tbsps sesame oil
- 1/2 tsp ginger powder
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp sesame seeds
- 1 lb chicken breasts cubed
- 2 pineapple spears cubed
- 1 red onion cubed
- 1 green pepper cubed
- 1 red pepper cubed
- In a bowl whisk together the coconut aminos, oil, ginger powder, salt, and sesame seeds. Add the cubed chicken, cover the bowl, and marinate for 2-4 hours.
- Preheat oven to 450
- Take 6 skewers (I used the long metal ones) and alternate the pineapple, onion, chicken, green pepper, onion, chicken, red pepper, onion, and pineapple. Repeat until there is no room.The sequence of the ingredient really doesn't matter. Make it how you want.
- Bake in the oven for 25 - 30 minutes, flipping at the 15-minute mark, or until cooked through.
- Oil the grill and grill over medium heat. 2-3 minutes on each side.
Container CountsIf you're following the Ultimate Portion Fix eating plan for programs like the 21 Day Fix, LIIFT4, 80 Day Obsession here is the breakdown: Full recipe: 4 green, 2 purple, 4 yellow, 1/6th orange, 3 tsps. Per serving: 2/3 green, 1/3 purple, 2/3 red, trace orange, 1/2 tsp. Another option is to grill it all and then fill your containers so you have whole counts of greens, purples, reds, etc.