Pineapple Chicken Skewers

This was a fast prepping dinner for us and heated up nicely for lunch the next day.  I love the combination of pineapples and peppers, and ginger is for sure one of my favorite spices.  Last week I didn’t make them on the skewers, instead I grilled the chicken as a whole breast with the marinade on it instead of chopping it up.  I did chop up the pepper and onion and added them into a foil container with the pineapples and marinade and grilled it separately.  It seemed a bit faster than putting it altogether on the skewers…. and I’m all about time-saving.

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I grilled the pepper/pineapple/onion mixture a bit longer, too as I like the crispy grilled texture.  They cook rather quickly so watch them closely!

Enjoy~

Pineapple Chicken Skewers
 
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Pineapple chicken and peppers - a delicious and easy dinner to grill up in about a half hour.
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Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 8 bamboo skewers
  • 1 lb. raw skinless, boneless chicken - cut into 16 1-inch pieces
  • ¼ cup reduced-sodium tamari soy sauce, gluten-free
  • 2 tsp. sesame oil
  • 2 tsp. grated fresh ginger
  • 1 8-oz can pineapple chunks in juice, drained
  • 1 medium red bell pepper - cut into 16 1-inch chunks
  • ½ large red onion, cut into 16 1-inch chunks
Instructions
  1. Soak bamboo skewers in water for 30 minutes
  2. Place chicken in resealable plastic bag (or container) add soy sauce, oil, and ginger; seal bag and shake gently to mix. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes to marinate.
  3. Preheat gas or charcoal grill on medium heat.
  4. Place a piece of chicken, pineapple chunk, bell pepper, and onion onto a skewer. Repeat, so the skewer has two pieces of each ingredient. Repeat with seven remaining skewers. Discard marinade that contained chicken.
  5. Grill skewers on covered grill for 4-5 minutes on each side or until chicken is no longer pink in the middle.
  6. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 207 Fat: 5 g Saturated fat: 1 g Carbohydrates: 12 g Sodium: 594 mg Fiber: 1 g Protein: 25 g Cholesterol: 73 mg

 

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