Hawaiian Chicken Skewers

prep:20 minutes
cook:12 minutes to 15 minutes
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  • Serves: 3
  • Calories: 453
  • Total Fat: 25g
  • Total Carbohydrate: 30g
  • Protein: 41g

The use of fresh pineapple to glaze grilled chicken will bring a sweet tropical flavor to your plate. These are a perfect party dish for a summer luau!

Serves: 3

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Note, these instructions are written assuming the standard serving size, since you have modified the number of servings, these steps may need to be modified for best results
  1. Combine diced pineapple, olive oil, garlic, ginger, lemon juice, and salt in a small bowl.
  2. Puree mixture in a blender or food processor.
  3. Pour back into the small mixing bowl, and stir in the minced cilantro, set aside to use as glaze during grilling. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  4. Skewer pieces of chicken and pineapple on metal or pre-soaked bamboo skewers.
  5. Grill skewers for 12–15 minutes, turning every 4–5 minutes.
  6. Brush the chicken with the pineapple glaze periodically while grilling.
  7. Garnish skewers with chopped cilantro, and serve.
  8. Serve with Grilled Broccoli or Grilled fennel.


The natural sugar that releases from pineapple when cooked, may cause a sticky situation for the grill grates. The chicken and pineapple tends to have trouble releasing, so we recommend lightly oiling a grill plate to use, or grilling the skewers on top of foil.

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    1. mfairchild85
      November 30, -0001
    2. mfairchild85
      May 7, 2012

      This recipe is amazing!! Everyone loved eating these skewers!

    3. willows227
      March 21, 2013

      This looks great but was wondering how much diced pineapple you purée for the glaze. The only pineapple listed is chunked, which I would assume is for skewing with the chicken. Thanks!

    4. TanoiV
      May 1, 2013

      This was awesome. My whole family devoured it. As far as how much pineapple to puree, we put about 1/2-2/3 cup into the blender and it worked out fine. Of course we pretty much doubled how many skewers we made (only needed to double the amount of pineapple and chicken, there was plenty of sauce). We served it with grilled asparagus. We’ll definitely be using this recipe again!

    5. yclaray
      October 4, 2014

      In the cookbook there is an extra cup of pineapple listed for the glaze. I usually use a little less pineapple for the skewers and add green bell pepper. We love this recipe.

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