Grilled Pineapple Chicken Skewers

Grilled Pineapple Chicken Skewers smothered in a sweet and savory honey soy sauce, ready in 30 minutes! Try this juicy summer recipe tonight and impress your family!

Sweet and savory, these Grilled Pineapple Chicken Skewers are the perfect fusion of flavors! Marinated in a mixture of yogurt, honey, and soy sauce, the chicken and pineapple chunks are grilled to perfection, resulting in a deliciously sweet and tangy dish that’s perfect for a summer evening gathering or a quick weeknight dinner.

Ready Time

2 hrs 20 mins

Yields

6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 ripe pineapple, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 10-12 bamboo skewers, soaked in water for at least 30 minutes
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh cilantro leaves, for garnish

Instructions

Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.

Thread chicken, pineapple, and garlic onto each bamboo skewer, leaving a small space between each piece.

In a small bowl, whisk together yogurt, honey, soy sauce, olive oil, ginger, and red pepper flakes (if using).

Brush the mixture evenly onto both sides of the chicken and pineapple chunks.

Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Grill the skewers for 8-10 minutes, turning occasionally, or until the chicken is cooked through.

Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves and serve immediately.

Notes

Make sure to pat the chicken dry with paper towels before threading it onto the skewers to remove excess moisture and help the yogurt mixture adhere better.

Use fresh pineapple chunks for the best flavor, and try to have them all roughly the same size so they grill evenly.

Don’t overcrowd your skewers – leaving a small space between each piece is key to ensure even cooking and to prevent the chicken and pineapple from steaming instead of grilling.

If using red pepper flakes, start with a small amount and taste as you go – you can always add more heat, but it’s harder to take it away once it’s added.

Keep an eye on the grill temperature and adjust as needed to prevent burning – you want a nice char on the chicken and pineapple, not a burnt offering! For a more intense flavor, let the skewers marinate in the yogurt mixture for 30 minutes to an hour in the fridge before grilling.

Nutrional Value

  • Calories: 240
  • Total Fat: 8g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5g
  • Cholesterol: 60mg
  • Sodium: 250mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 20g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g
  • Sugars: 16g
  • Protein: 26g
Grilled Pineapple Chicken Skewers
Grilled Pineapple Chicken Skewers

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