Grilled pineapple chicken kabobs are sweet and spicy all at the same time. Each kabob is coated in a honey jalapeno bbq sauce to bring you loads of flavor to your next BBQ!
Sure you could just grill chicken breast, but why not mix things up and make kabobs instead because when it comes down to it, everyone loves food on a stick!
Don’t forget the homemade BBQ sauce!
I don’t live in a climate where you can grill all year long. Instead, we have about 6 months in which we can take advantage of our outdoor grill.
When warmer weather finally rolls around, I take full advantage of that shiny grill! We eat grilled herb corn, grilled zucchini grilled steak, grilled pizza, grilled pineapple, and grilled chicken. The grill makes dinner so much easier and sometimes, so much tastier,
Reasons Why I Love The Grill
Saves me time as I can throw almost anything on the grill to be cooked at once
Food is hot and ready when I am
The smokey flavor from the grill gives food another flavor dimension
You are going to love these pineapple chicken kabobs! They are easy for one thing, but they have that perfect balance between sweet and savory.
What Are Chicken Kabobs
Chicken Kabobs are cubed pieces of chicken that are placed on skewers and the cooked. Kabobs are often grilled, but they can be broiled as well.
*Note* It is extremely important that if you use wooden skewers to grill any sort of kabob, you need to soak them in water for at least 30 minutes to prevent them from burning.
Conversely, if you use metal skewers, be aware that they will become extremely hot,
How To Grill Chicken Kabobs
For this recipe you will need:
- Chicken breasts,
- Purple Onion
- Red Bell Pepper
- Cubed Fresh Pineapple Chunks
- Basting Brush
- Dried Ginger
- Worcestershire Sauce
- Brown Sugar
Once your ingredients are assembled, make sure they are cut into equal sizes to ensure that they will cook evenly.
I thread chicken, pineapple, sliced onion, pepper, and bacon onto each skewer. When all your skewers are assembled, place them on a grill that has been heated to medium high heat (be sure your grates are sprayed with non-stick spray).
I like to keep my order uniform: 1 piece of chicken, one piece of pineapple, onion slices, pepper slices, half a strip of bacon; repeat. But that might be my quirk, not yours!
The chicken kabobs will take about 15 minutes to grill, make sure you turn them at least once.
While the kabobs cook, prepare your BBQ sauce.
In a small skillet, whisk together chopped jalapeno, ketchup, garlic, brown sugar, dried mustard, honey, and Worcestershire sauce until combined. Heat sauce for 10-5 minutes or until thick.
Brush the kabobs with the bbq sauce during the last 3 minutes of grill time.
How Many Kabobs Per Person?
In general, you can plan on making 2-3 kabobs per person.
Can Chicken Kabobs Be Cooked In The Oven?
Yes they can. Start by soaking your wooden skewers. When ready, thread the kabobs using the above method.
Place the filled skewers on a greased baking sheet in an even layer. Place the kabobs in a 450-degree oven and cook for 10 minutes, turn the kababs and cook them an additional 1015 minutes basting during the last few minutes of cook time.
How to Reheat Chicken Kabobs
The kabobs can be wrapped in foil and placed in a 350-degree oven for 10-15 minutes. They can also be microwaved on high for 45 seconds (no metal skewers please)!
What To Serve With Pineapple Chicken Kabobs
I like to serve something simple like:
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- 4 chicken breasts, cubed
- Cubed pineapple, about 2 cups
- 2 small purple onion, quartered
- 2 small red pepper, quartered,
- 6 slices uncooked bacon, halved
- For the BBQ Sauce
- 1 large jalapeno, diced
- 1 cup ketchup
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- ⅓ cup honey
- 2 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon dried mustard
- 1 ½ tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- Preheat an outdoor grill to medium heat (make sure your grill grates are spray with non-stick spray).
- Thread skewers with chicken, pineapple, onion peppers, half a strip of bacon; repeat.
- Repeat process with the remaining ingredients and skewers.
- Place kabobs on the grill. Cook for 10 minutes, rotate and cook another 10-15 minutes.
- While kabobs are on the grill, prepare the BBQ sauce; in a small saucepan, combine the jalapeno, ketchup, garlic honey, brown sugar, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce, whisk until combined. Cook sauce for another 10 minutes or until slightly thick.
- Baste the kabobs with the bbq sauce during the last few minutes of grilling.
If using wooden skewers, soak the skewers for at least 30 minutes prior to using.
Nutrition InformationYield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 213Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 43mgSodium 356mgCarbohydrates 23gFiber 1gSugar 19gProtein 15g