Simple Grilled Chicken Pineapple Kabobs

Super satisfying Chicken Pineapple Kabobs made with sweet pineapple, onions, bell peppers and the succulent marinated chicken. After soaking up the seasoning of the marinade they can be grilled or baked – either way they are delicious!

chicken pineapple kabobs on plate

Why don’t we cook more meals on a stick?  I’ve never met a food on a stick that I didn’t love.  Corn dogs? Delicious!  Popsicles? Yes, please!  Kabobs, of course, are no exception.  You can basically kabob anything these days without judgement, but this simple flavor combination of pineapple, red bell pepper, chicken breast, sweet onion and sausage has made these Chicken Pineapple Kabobs our summer go-to.

How To Make These Chicken Pineapple Kabobs – Step by Step

  • Be sure to soak wood skewers in water for 30 minutes prior to cooking. (You can also opt for these stainless steel versions.)
  • In a large bowl combine chicken, sausage, and veggies.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together avocado oil, lime juice, coconut aminos, salt and pepper. Pour on top of the meat and veggies. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes to 8 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees or grill to medium-high heat.
  • Place meat on skewers, leaving a little space and not pushing them too tightly together, but still touching so that the peppers, onions, and pineapple are rubbing off all of their delicious flavors onto the meat.
  • Bake at 425 degrees for 20-25 minutes, rotating once halfway through or grill for 11-13 minutes on medium high heat, until cooked through.

close up of chicken pineapple kabobs top down shot of chicken skewers

A Popular Weeknight Meal

Parker, being the cliche toddler that we all know and love, enjoys everything except the bell pepper and onion.  Aaron and I normally enjoy them with a side salad for dinner and then I will make extra that we can eat the next day on a salad or wrapped up in a tortilla or pita.  (That is, if my protein-loving husband hasn’t devoured them all.)

Easy Kabobs

Skewers, Kabobs, Kebabs – whatever you’d like to call them, they are simple and quick to make! Throwing them on the grill ensures the chicken gets beautifully charred on the outside while staying juicy on the inside.

Can I Bake These Chiken Pineapple Kabobs?

Yes indeed! You wont get the same touch of char on the kabobs but they are still delicious! Just pop in the oven at 425 degress for 20-25 minutes.

Using Metal or Wooden Skewers

You can use either for this recipe. If using wooden skewers, remember to soak them in water for a good 30 minutes to prevent the wood from burning on the grill. You can also soak them overnight for better results as well-soaked skewers will last longer on the grill without burning.

Metal skewers, however, do not require any preparation. You can grease them with a light coating of oil if you wish.

using a fork to remove chicken kabobs

Top Tips For These Chicken Pineapple Kabobs

  • If using wooden skewers make sure to soak them in cold water for at least 1 hour before using so they don’t burn while cooking.
  • You could also use boneless skinless chicken thighs in place of chicken breasts they’ll just need to cook a bit longer, and reduce grill temperature as needed so they don’t burn.
  • For best results don’t use canned pineapple in place of fresh. The flavor isn’t near as good and the canned cubes aren’t very large.
  • Don’t forget to baste while grilling so they don’t dry out. This will also add extra flavor.

chicken kebabs on plate

Check Out These Other Delicious Chicken Recipes

Have you tried these Chicken Pineapple Kabobs? Feel free to leave a star rating and I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!

Grilled Chicken Pineapple Kabobs

Super satisfying Chicken Pineapple Kabobs made with sweet pineapple, onions, bell peppers and the succulent marinated chicken. After soaking up the seasoning of the marinade they can be grilled or baked - either way they are delicious!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken and pineapple, chicken kabobs, chicken skewers
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 285kcal
Author Jen Pinkston

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. organic chicken breast cut into equal sized chunks
  • 1/2 lb. Whole30 compliant sausage or not, if you're not eating Whole30, cut into equal sized chunks
  • 1 yellow onion cut into equal sized chunks
  • 1 red bell pepper cut into equal sized chunks
  • 2 cups fresh pineapple cut into equal sized chunks
  • 2 tbsp. avocado oil
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1 tbsp. coconut aminos or soy sauce if you're not eating Whole30
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 2 tsp. black pepper

Instructions

  • Be sure to soak wood skewers in water for 30 minutes prior to cooking. (You can also opt for these stainless steel versions.)
  • In a large bowl combine chicken, sausage, and veggies.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together avocado oil, lime juice, coconut aminos, salt and pepper. Pour on top of the meat and veggies. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes to 8 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees or grill to medium-high heat.
  • Place meat on skewers, leaving a little space and not pushing them too tightly together, but still touching so that the peppers, onions, and pineapple are rubbing off all of their delicious flavors onto the meat.
  • Bake at 425 degrees for 20-25 minutes, rotating once halfway through or grill for 11-13 minutes on medium high heat, until cooked through.

Nutrition

Calories: 285kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 594mg | Potassium: 603mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 552IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg

 

Photography by Katie Jameson

 

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  1. These look so good!!

    Jennifer
    Effortlessly Sophisticated






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