Skewers are layered with fresh pineapple, bell peppers, red onions and chicken pieces; then seasoned with a prepared marinade and barbecued to perfection. Shish kabobs can be served with seasoned rice for a quick and delicious meal.
BBQ Pineapple Chicken Shish Kabobs
Ingredients Makes: 8 Shish Kabobs
1/2 cup soy sauce
3 tbsp liquid honey
1 tsp fresh ginger, minced
1 garlic clove, minced
2 bell peppers, remove stem and deseed, cut into 1 1/2 to 2” pieces
1 red onion, peel and cut into 1 1/2 to 2” pieces
1 pineapple, peeled, thickly sliced & quartered
4 chicken breasts, cut into 1 1/2 to 2” pieces
Prepare Marinade and marinade chicken pieces. Mince the fresh ginger and garlic. Mix all the marinade ingredients together and then divide the marinade into two. Put one half of the marinade in a ziploc bag and then set aside. Put the other half of the marinade in a small container and put in a fridge for a couple hours so that the flavours will blend.
Cut chicken breasts into approximately 1 1/2 to 2” pieces. Place chicken breasts in the ziploc bag with the marinade and refrigerate for a couple hours to marinate chicken.
Prepare the shish kabob ingredients. After the marinade has blended flavours in a fridge for a couple hours it is time to prepare the remaining ingredients for the kabobs. Remove the tops of the bell peppers, de-seed and cut pepper into approximately 1 1/2 to 2” pieces; set aside in a large bowl. Peel the red onion and quarter to create approximately 1 1/2 to 2” pieces; set aside in same bowl. Peel and thickly slice a pineapple; then quarter slices and set aside in a bowl.
Prepare the skewers. Layer the skewers with a piece of red onion, a piece of chicken, followed by pineapple and then green pepper; then repeat the same order. Prepare all the skewers in the same manner and then set aside on a large plate or platter. Throw away the remaining marinade in the bag.
Glaze skewers with marinade. Take out the marinade that has blending its flavours in the fridge. Rub the marinade onto each of the skewers with a grill basting brush and then re-stack on a large plate or platter.
BBQ skewers. Clean & prepare a BBQ to cook at medium-high heat or approximately 400F. When BBQ is hot and ready, place the skewers on the grill side by side with a little space in-between. With the grill basting brush, apply the remaining marinade to the skewers and then cook for approximately 5-7 minutes. Flip the skewers over, apply more of the marinade and cook for another 5-7 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and no longer pink inside.
Serving suggestion. Serve the pineapple chicken shish kabobs with seasoned rice and enjoy.
Recipe shared by: J. Marshall
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