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Chicken Pineapple Kebabs

posted by Julie Evink on June 12, 2017

Chicken Pineapple Kebabs ~ Quick and Easy Marinated Skewrs that are the Perfect Combination of Sweet and Tangy!

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Easy Pineapple Chicken Skewers

Before this summer I had never turned our grill on. It was left to the hubs to do that “manly” thing and grill whenever he wanted to and I loved that he was in charge of the main dish even though I still had to prep it and get the side dishes ready. It gave me a bit of a break.

Turns out this really didn’t work because I quickly learned I was not getting much grilled food in the summer and I totally adore it. So I finally broke down and figured out how to use the darn thing. I know, I know it’s really not that hard considering we have a gas grill! I still don’t use it as much as I should but I’ve started to grow accustomed to it and I figure I’ll use it more and more as I find new recipes I love for it!


How to make chicken kebabs


These amazing Pineapple Chicken Kabobs are loaded with chicken, onions and pineapple. The chicken is marinated in a tangy marinade that will have you craving more!  Can we talk about pineapple on the grill? WOW. Have you ever had it? It’s has changed my life.

I’m a pineapple lover in the first place but grilling it takes it to a whole new level. It’s so sweet and perfect. I was happy to takes the hub’s pineapple that he didn’t want off his hands. Who doesn’t like pineapple? He’s weird, but his loss is my gain in this instance!

Miss K and Ry Ry even loved these which always surprises me a little. In fact Ry was stealing everyone’s onions! That girl love onions and it kills me. Miss K was more about the chicken and gladly handed the pineapple and onions over to her sister.

How to make chicken pineapple kebabs

In fact I loved the pineapple on the grill so much that I had to text my pineapple loving coworker immediately and tell her to try it if she hadn’t. She hadn’t so I’m waiting for her report on how amazing it is! We always have to order pineapple on our pizza when we go out for pizza. Her hubs isn’t a fan either so that’s the only time we get it!

She mentioned that peaches are amazing on the grill to and now I can’t wait to try those. I bet they are perfectly sweet and amazing too!

If you are looking for a new way to mix up your traditional fare on the grill this is it! I always feel a little fancier eating kebabs than a burger for dinner for some reason, but they aren’t hard so don’t be intimidated. The main this is to plan ahead a bit so you can marinate your chicken and soak your skewers if you are using wooden ones!

2 reviews

Pineapple Chicken Kabobs

Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 15 minutes Serves 6 kebabs     adjust servings


  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 pineapple
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 1/4 c. low sodium soy sauce
  • Pam Grilling Spray


  1. Cut chicken breasts into 2 inch pieces.
  2. Combine the garlic powder, brown sugar, ground ginger, black pepper, oil, water and soy sauce in a medium size bowl. Whisk until combined. Toss chicken in mixture until coated. Place in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 hours to marinate.
  3. Cut the pineapple into 2 inch pieces. Slice red onion so you have slices about 1 inch long and wide.
  4. Place chicken, pineapple and onions on metal skewer or wood skewer, that has been soaked in water, alternating pieces.
  5. Spray Pam Grilling Spray on grill according to directions. Place skewers on grill. Turn grill on to medium high heat and cook 10-15 minutes or until chicken is done, rotating several times.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 239kcal Calories from fat 67
% Daily Value
Total Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 55mg18%
Sodium 422mg18%
Carbohydrate 25g8%
Dietary Fiber 3g12%
Sugars 17g
Protein 19g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g

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  • Danielle | Krafted Koch

    YUM! We can enjoy these together and our crazy husbands who don’t like pineapple can go make a boring steak or something. 🙂

    • Wendy

      Omg I love your comment ! My Husband is the same way ! Boring picky eater and the rest of us are not , so we will enjoy these too !

  • Catherine

    Beautiful for a summer bbq. Blessings, Catherine

  • Matt+Robinson

    Perfect combination of flavors, so glad you got the grill going for these!

    • Julie Evink

      Thanks Matt! Love this flavor combo!

  • Jessica+@+A+Kitchen+Addiction

    Love this tropical kabob! Perfect for summer grilling!

  • christine schiffer

    I already make theses and yes they are sooo good. Just a grilling tip for yall- always use the wooden skewers if possible. They are cheap, no clean up, plus metal ones tend to heat up and cook from the inside as well. Resulting in dry meat- no bueno. Hope it helps

    • Julie Evink

      Great tip! Glad you enjoyed them Christine!

  • Jill

    Will be checking out if the supermarket here sells it. Nice tip! Thanks for sharing !

  • Elaine

    Is there a way to cook these inside? I just found your recipe and it looks perfect for my winter buffet. I live in New England. No chance of outdoor grilling in our winter.

  • Cathy Trochelman

    I’m so excited for grilling season and THESE!!!

  • Elizabeth

    Can you email me the recipe, my computer isnt dispaying it…

  • Mia

    Did this recipe used to contain yogurt? Or have I gone mad? 🙂

    • Julie Evink

      Hi Mia! This recipe hasn’t changed since I posted it many years ago! Sorry!

  • Kate

    Thank you very much. Wonderful recipe!!!

    • Julie Evink

      So glad you enjoyed it Kate!

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