Pineapple Veggie Chicken Kabobs

Jun 19, 2022 | Food, Main Course

Happy Monday everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  Today on the blog is my Chicken Kabobs and boy are they delicious!  I’ve made them two times already and each time they get better.  I love that they are so healthy and easy to make.  We put them on the grill over medium heat until the chicken was tender and the vegetables were crispy on the edges.  Serve them up with a side salad, a side of rice, French fries, macaroni salad, or add shrimp instead of chicken!  This recipe made 10 skewers!
 
I first found this recipe on www.fromvalerieskitchen.com, changed it up along with the name, and reduce the number of steps in assembling and cooking.
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I cut up the chicken into chunks, combined the chicken with the marinade, and let sit for an hour in the refrigerator.  I cut up my pineapple, squash, red pepper, and red onion into chunks and let sit while chicken was marinating.  The second time I made these, I used zucchini and substituted the red onion for a sweet onion.  I also used canned pineapple since I couldn’t find a pineapple in Kroger to save my life.  Kabobs are so fun to make because they are so versatile.  You can add any veggie you like, substitute chicken for steak even.  I used metal skewers rather than the wooden ones.  One because they last longer and two because the metal allows for food sliding on the skewer easier.
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I think the key to making these taste great is to keep basting the kabobs with the marinade while they cook so make sure you leave enough for that or just double the recipe and leave some in a separate bowl.  Your marinade will appear watery at first but the cornstarch will help to thicken it.  The recipe calls for a teaspoon of cornstarch but the second time I made it, I used a tablespoon and that worked out better.  Plus when this marinade sits, it thickens on its own.  I used fresh, organic veggies, and minced my own garlic rather than using the paste.  
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Jake And Maggie love being in the kitchen with me but if you have pets like I do make sure you don’t let the onions drop on the floor!  Onions are toxic to dogs!!!!  
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If you have any onions left over from this recipe, try my Brown Sugared Caramelized Onions recipe!  If you try this recipe, don’t forget to give me a rating as Google sees this and ranks my blog higher in searches!

Jake And Maggie helping cook and celebrate Memorial Day with us!

By the look on Maggie’s face, she doesn’t look like she is having fun but this is the look I get when I tell her no when she wants something.  She wanted raw chicken and I said no! :-). You don’t want to give your pup onions nor do you want to give them raw chicken especially with a marinade on it!

Jake just likes laying on the side porch and watching everyone.  Their bows and ties are from www.pamperedpooches.co.  Use code “2labs” at checkout for 10% off your order.  v

Chicken Kabobs | www.twoadorablelabs.com
Chicken Kabobs | www.twoadorablelabs.com
Chicken Kabobs | www.twoadorablelabs.com

Pineapple Veggie Chicken Kabobs

Sweet, tangy, grilled chicken kabobs for any occasion
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pineapple, chicken, squash, onions, zucchini
Author: Two Adorable Labs

Ingredients

For the kabobs

  • 4 large chicken breasts, cut into strips and then chunks
  • 1 fresh pineapple, cut into chunks
  • 3 large red bell peppers, cut into chunks
  • 2 yellow squash, cut into chunks
  • 1 large red onion, cut into chunks

For the marindade

  • 1/3 cup soy sauce (reduce sodium if you are worried about salt)
  • 1 can pineapple (for juice)
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed down (I used light brown sugar)
  • 2 tbsps olive oil
  • 2 tbsps sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 3 tbsps minced garlic (fresh)

Instructions

  • Cut chicken into strips and then into chunks
  • Mince garlic
  • Add garlic, soy sauce, pineapple juice, ketchup, brown sugar, olive oil, sesame oil, water, cornstarch, salt and pepper to chicken and let marinate. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Using metal skewers, layer your chicken, pineapple cubes, and veggies
  • Cook on grill at medium heat until chicken is tender and veggies are crispy
  • Keep basting while cooking

Notes

The second time I made this recipe, I doubled the marinade and used it to baste the skewers while they cooked.  
Love the marinade?  Make a bowl of veggies (your favorites), add this marinade, lay on a piece of aluminum foil and grill over medium heat until the edges start to get crispy.  Serve with a side of rice and shrimp!

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    • Bobbi

      Thank you! And so easy to make!

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