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Pineapple Chicken Kabobs on skewers on a platter.
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5 from 4 votes

Pineapple Chicken Kabobs

Perfectly grilled kabobs with pineapple, chicken, peppers and onions. Light and healthy summer dinner idea!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken kabobs
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 206kcal
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


  • Core pineapple and pour the juice into a small bowl.
  • To make marinade: combine all ingredients with pineapple juice in small bowl. Mix well. Set aside.
  • 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.
  • Prepare pineapple, peppers and onion by cutting into fairly the same size pieces (see post photos for reference).
  • Start your grill.
  • 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.
  • Grill, brushing with remaining marinade once, until the chicken is done (it should reach the internal temperature of 165 degrees F.


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.


Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 359mg | Potassium: 442mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 820IU | Vitamin C: 76.1mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 0.8mg