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Sweet And Spicy Pineapple Chicken Kabobs Recipe

Sweet And Spicy Pineapple Chicken Kabobs

Course Chicken, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword sweet-spicy-pineapple-chicken -kabobs
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Servings 6 kabobs
Calories 521kcal
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 4 8 oz boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch chunks
  • Marinade:
  • 1 8 oz can pineapple juice
  • cup teriyaki sauce
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • ¼ cup minced red onion/shallots
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 3 large garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger or ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • Kabobs:
  • 1 large green pepper cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 large red onion cut into quarters
  • 1 ½ cups fresh pineapple cut into ½-3/4 inch chunks
  • 6 bamboo skewers that have been soaked in water or metal skewers
  • salt & black pepper to taste
  • Glaze: (Slightly warmed)
  • 1 10 oz jar red pepper jelly
  • ½ cup pineapple juice


  • To prepare the marinade: Whisk together the marinade ingredients. Pour into a large plastic storage bag. Add the chicken chinks and place into the fridge to marinate for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight.
  • To prepare the kabobs: Remove the chicken from the marinade. Thread onto skewers alternating the peppers, chicken, pineapple and onion chunks onto the skewers. Season everything lightly with salt and pepper.
  • To grill: Oil grill grates and preheat grill to medium-high heat. Cook the kabobs rotating as needed so they will cook evenly. About 2-3 minutes on all sides. The kabobs should char, but, not burn.
  • In the last 2 minutes of grilling, reduce the grill temperature to medium and begin to baste the kabobs with the spicy pineapple glaze until lightly charred
  • Serve over rice pilaf.


  • When cutting the chicken, make a special effort to cut the pieces into similar sizes so the pieces will cook evenly.
  • It will take the kabobs around 12-16 minutes in total cooking time depending on the size of the chicken pieces.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 521kcal | Carbohydrates: 78g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 716mg | Potassium: 235mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 72g | Vitamin A: 177IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg