It’s been awhile since I shared one of my favorite recipes with y’all! THIS is one of our go-to meals. It may not look like it, but it is so filling in and of itself. You will love my simple & healthy grilled chicken & pineapple skewers.
They are a perfect tailgating, meal-prepping, & pretty much anything else type of meal! Anytime we want to grill out, these are at the top of our list. My motto is always simple and healthy. And these yummy skewers are nothing short of both! Oh…& I have a little secret that you will love!
Here is what you will need-
First you will want to cut up your chicken breasts. I only used two for this recipe, because my kids don’t really eat a whole lot. Plus when you add in the veggies and pineapple to it, it will fill you up quicker than you think!
I used kitchen shears. Makes life a whole lot easier.
Okay, now here is my little secret touch….drain your pineapples most of the way. Leave about 2 tablespoons or so in the can. Dump the pineapples and remaining juice into your baggie. That extra pineapple juice makes the chicken so tender & juicy. It’s amazing.
Then you’ll want to cut up your bell peppers & onions. Not too small. About the same width as your chicken cubes, and throw them in the baggie.
Once you have everything cut up & bagged, follow the instructions on the back of you marinade mix. I have used almost every kind of McCormick marinade. We LOVE them. And great thing about them is they only add 5 extra calories to your meal! The zesty herb mix adds such a freshness to the ingredients and brings them to life a bit. Great touch.
Make sure there are no clumpy powder bits in there. Mix it really well, then add it to your baggie. Slosh [I feel like this isn’t a word, but you totally know what I mean, right?] the ingredients around & make sure every little bit is coated in that delicious marinade.
Next part is the most time-consuming of this recipe. Get ready to get your hands messy! When I first started making these I used to buy the bamboo skewers, which for some reason were always so hard for me to find. I finally caved & bought these amazing reusable metal ones. I love them. Easy to clean, your food slides off of them easily, & the best part, no splinters! I used about 10 for this recipe. Just depends on how much you want to pack on each skewer.
Excuse my nasty pan. It’s been through the ringer….I usually pack mine on like so. But this is totally up to your discretion. Let your creative juices flow.
So colorful. Love it!
If you want, you can let these bad boys sit in the fridge and soak up all of that flavor. Meanwhile, you’ll want to fire up that grill. My husband is the griller in our family. I don’t know how to work that thing at all! We have a charcoal grill. Makes for a better smokey flavor in my not-so-professional opinion.
Once your grill is hot & ready, you’ll want to put the skewers on until the chicken is fully cooked- about 15 to 20 minutes. Use your best judgement on this one depending on what kid of a grill you have.
Take them off the grill & enjoy!
Grilled Chicken & Pineapple Skewers
- 2 whole chicken breasts
- 3 bell peppers
- 1 onion
- 1pkg Zesty Herb McCormick marinade mix
- 1 15oz pineapple chunks
- 10-12 skewers
- Cut chicken into 1-inch cubes
- Add pineapple & 2 tbsp of pineapple juice to chicken
- Cut up bell peppers & onion- add to baggie with chicken & pineapple
- Prepare marinade & add to the ingredients
- Place ingredients on the skewers
- Add skewers to the grill until chicken is fully cooked
Items I used:
As always, God bless
& happy eating 🙂
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