Pineapple Chicken Kabobs on skewers on a platter.

Pineapple Chicken Kabobs

Perfectly grilled kabobs with pineapple, chicken, peppers and onions. Light and healthy summer dinner idea!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken kabobs
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 10 people
Calories 206 kcal
Author Anna


  • 1 fresh pineapple
  • 1.5 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 medium red bell pepper
  • 1 medium yellow or orange bell pepper

for the marinade:

  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice I got exactly that much after coring fresh pineapple - see note
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic grated
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
US Customary - Metric


  1. Core pineapple and pour the juice into a small bowl.
  2. To make marinade: combine all ingredients with pineapple juice in small bowl. Mix well. Set aside.
  3. Cut chicken into bite size pieces. Place in a bowl, Pour half of the marinade over chicken. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Keep the remaining marinade for glazing.
  4. Prepare pineapple, peppers and onion by cutting into fairly the same size pieces (see post photos for reference).
  5. Start your grill.
  6. Skewer chicken (discard the marinade it was chilling in), pineapple and veggies onto bamboo skewers. Use three to four pieces of chicken per kabob. When piercing the pineapple pieces, go slow to prevent breaking.
  7. Grill, brushing with remaining marinade once, until the chicken is done (it should reach the internal temperature of 165 degrees F.

Recipe Notes

We used the coring and ratcheting tool from OXO. The juice that gathered in the bottom of the "shell" was just enough for the marinade.

Nutrition Facts
Pineapple Chicken Kabobs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 206 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Cholesterol 43mg14%
Sodium 359mg16%
Potassium 442mg13%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 820IU16%
Vitamin C 76.1mg92%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.