The Perfect Grilled Pineapple Chicken Kabobs

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This easy Grilled Pineapple Chicken Kabobs recipe is perfect for summer grilling! Simple kabobs layered with tender marinated chicken, juicy pineapple and red onion then finished on the grill to lock in all the flavors! A simple dinner idea the family will love! 

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Easy Grilled Pineapple Chicken Kabobs

Summer was meant for all things grilled. Don’t you agree! That’s why I can’t stop posting grill recipes just yet! Did you know that I have over 135 grill recipes on my site! Yup, everything from appetizer to dessert! Make sure you head over to my recipe index to check them out, they are perfect this time of year. 

One of my favorite meals growing up was when my mom would make grilled kabobs and serve it over rice. She would always reserve a little extra sauce that we could pour over the kabobs when we were ready to eat. The sauce would revive the kabobs and soak into the rice. It was absolutely delicious and too this day it’s still a little nostalgic. Which is why I had to make another kabob recipe for you. 

P.S. If you have made my Best Marinaded Steak Kabobs yet you need to! They are delicious!

Today I am posting one of my favorites, Pineapple Chicken Kabobs. These babies are sweet, salty and so flavorful. You’re gonna fall in love! 

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How to Make Pineapple Chicken Sauce for the Best Kabobs Ever

  1. In a small bowl add pineapple juice, tamari sauce, garlic clove and smoked paprika. Whisk to combine.
  2. Remove 1/4 cup of the marinade and set aside.
  3. To a medium bowl, add chicken breast and pour pineapple marinade over the chicken. Using a spoon, toss to coat all of the chicken.
  4. Let marinade for 30 minutes.

How to Grill Pineapple Chicken Kabobs

Once you’ve marinaded the chicken for about 30 minutes you can assemble the kabobs. Alternate marinaded chicken cubes with fresh pineapple chunks and red onion cubes on a skewer. Preheat the grill to medium high heat, about 375-400 degrees F then rub then grill grates with oil or spray with cooking spray. Place the prepared kabobs on the grill and grill each side for 4-5 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Then remove the kabobs from the grill and brush the remaining pineapple marinade over the kabobs. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve.

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Can you Freeze Pineapple Chicken?

Yes, you can freeze pineapple chicken. For this particular recipe, I would suggest cubing the chicken according to the recipe and placing the chicken in a ziplock freezer bag with the marinade. It should keep up to 6 months.

Can You Make Kabobs the Night Before?

Kabobs can be made 24 hours in advance. To make ahead of time, just thread the prepared kabob ingredients on skewers and wrap with plastic wrap. If you are using wooden skewers you will need to soak them for at least 30 minutes prior to threading the kabobs. Metal skewers you don’t need to soak.

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The best part about this recipe is the marinaded chicken. The pineapple and tamari sauce from the marinade break down the proteins in the chicken leaving you with such deep flavor and makes the chicken super moist and tender. I am seriously obsessed. I even told my husband that I’m planning on using that marinade for my chicken fajitas the next time I make them. 

YOU GUYS HAVE TO TRY IT! 

I guarantee it will be a hit. Everyone in my family devoured this meal in minutes! Like for real, I’m not just saying that. So scroll down, pin, print or save the recipe and make it this week! You won’t regret it!

Bon Appetit friends!

What to serve with this kabobs recipe:

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The Perfect Grilled Pineapple Chicken Kabobs

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 40 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Grilling, Chicken, Gluten-Free, Paleo, Kid-Friendly
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Grilled Pineapple Chicken Kabobs make the perfect summer grilling recipe! These easy chicken kabobs are layered with tender marinaded chicken, juicy pineapple and red onion then finished on the grill to lock in all the flavors! 


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Ingredients

Pineapple Chicken

  • 1.5 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1” cubes
  • 6 oz. pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup tamari sauce (or amino acids)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

Kabobs

  • 3 cups cubed pineapple (cut into 1-2″ cubes)
  • 1 red onion, cut into 1” cubes
  • chopped cilantro, for garnish

Instructions

Pineapple Chicken:

  1. To a small bowl add pineapple juice, tamari sauce, garlic clove and smoked paprika. Whisk to combine.
  2. Remove 1/4 cup of the marinade and set aside.
  3. To a medium bowl, add chicken breast and pour pineapple marinade over the chicken. Using a spoon, toss to coat all of the chicken.
  4. Let marinade for 30 minutes.

Kabobs:

  1. Preheat grill to medium high heat, approximately 375-400 degrees F.
  2. To assemble kabobs alternate pineapple chunks, marinaded chicken and red onion cubes on a skewer.
  3. Rub grill grates with oil or spray with cooking spray.
  4. Place prepared kabobs on the grill. Grill each side for 4-5 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.
  5. Remove from grill. Brush remaining pineapple marinade over the kabobs.
  6. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 kabob
  • Calories: 186
  • Sugar: 13 g
  • Sodium: 389 mg
  • Fat: 1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 17 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 27 g
  • Cholesterol: 65 mg

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