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Marinated Pineapple Cilantro Chicken Kabobs are a tasty and healthy way to grill some meat and veggies with a side of fruit!

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Pineapple Chicken Kabobs

With my simple marinade, you can spice up the chicken in about an hour (longer is great, but not required) and have it on the grill, sizzling away.

Pineapple Chicken Kabobs

Here’s how I put it together. To make the marinade, add soy sauce, pineapple juice, garlic (clove or powder) olive oil, and a handful of fresh cilantro to a blender and blend until combined. Pour 3/4 of the marinade in a glass bowl and add skinless chicken breasts that have been cut in to chunks. Cover bowl tightly and refrigerate for at least an hour. Longer is better for more intense flavor, but not required. You’ll still have a tasty infusion.

Pineapple Chicken Kabobs

The remaining marinade is for the veggies and pineapple. Use a combination of colorful peppers (green, yellow, orange, red) and cut them into chunks large enough to fit on skewers. Do the same with a red or white onion. Toss them in a bowl with some large chunks of pineapple and drizzle with remaining marinade. Lightly toss, cover and refrigerate until ready to skewer.

Years ago someone gave us a set of stainless steel BBQ skewers, which may possibly be one of the best gifts ever, especially if you grill kabobs! If you want some easy to use, easy to clean, flameproof skewers, consider grabbing a set.

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Once you have everything skewered, put the kabobs on the grill. I like to line a grill pan with foil and set the skewers on that before placing on the grill. I do this because the oil from the kabobs tends to flare up if placed directly on the grill. I like to be safe!

Make sure you periodically turn your kabobs so you get a lovely char on all sides, like so:

Marinated Chicken Kabobs

Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve!

Pineapple Chicken KabobsNote: This post contains affiliate links for products on Amazon.

Marinated Pineapple Cilantro Chicken Kabobs
 
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Marinated Pineapple Cilantro Chicken Kabobs
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Serves: 2-4 servings
Ingredients
  • 3 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into large chunks
  • 1 large red onion
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 orange bell pepper
  • 1 cup large pineapple chunks
  • Marinade:
  • ⅓ cup gluten-free soy sauce
  • ½ cup pineapple juice
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove OR 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 handful fresh cilantro leaves
  • Stainless Steel BBQ Skewers (affiliate link)
Instructions
  1. In blender, add all marinade ingredients, blend and pour ¾ of the marinade into a glass bowl. (Reserve remainder for veggies.) Add chicken chunks to marinade, stir to combine. Cover bowl and refrigerate for at least an hour.

  2. For the veggies, cut peppers and onion into chunks large enough to fit on skewers. Toss veggies in a bowl with the pineapple chunks and drizzle them with the remaining marinade. Lightly toss, cover and refrigerate until ready to skewer.

  3. Skewer the chicken, veggies and pineapples.

  4. Line a grill pan with foil and set the skewers on that before placing on the grill.

  5. Periodically turn your kabobs so you get a lovely char on all sides.

  6. Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve.

Marinated Pineapple Cilantro Chicken Kabobs
Marinated Pineapple Cilantro Chicken Kabobs

 

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