Sweet! Salty! Gorgeously grilled pineapple and juicy chicken that’s been marinated in a teriyaki-like sauce. I die.
After running my half marathon on Saturday, there was nothing I wanted to do than sit back, put my feet up, and flip through some cook books to help get my brain turning on some possible recipes to create. I knew I wanted to fire up my new grill and host a small BBQ, but was at a loss at what I wanted to create. The classic burger combo was a given, but I wanted something a little extra special! After seeing a gorgeous photograph of a pineapple and knowing that you can’t really go wrong with anything that has sweet and salty flavors, I started to throw together some of my favorite asian ingredients to make these Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken Kabobs!
On Sunday around noon, I went through my pantry and put together a combination of soy sauce, fresh garlic and ginger, brown sugar AND honey (because you can’t go wrong with any of those ingredients), and some other yummy flavors and marinated a good amount of cubed chicken for a few hours. We got lucky with the weather (it’s been surprisingly drab for Southern California) and it was a gorgeously sunny day and the sound of the crashing waves in the background made for the perfect BBQ soundtrack!
After the chicken and marinade had some time to get to know each other, I had almost too much fun skewering the chicken, bell pepper, and pineapple together before handing off a big platter of them to Kyle. I’m lucky that I have a mechanical engineer who helped me (aka I watched him do all the work) assemble my awesome new grill and got it all heated and ready to go!
Within a few minutes, we had dinner ready to go and a group of our friends were digging in to the kabobs, rice, and salad. The perfect Sunday afternoon if ya ask me!
I want to give a big shout out for my friends over at Char-Broil Kettleman Grill for making this insanely good chicken kabobs possible. Seriously, without them, I would still be a grill-less college student with no kabobs to be seen. I’m lucky to have avoided such a fate!
Their brand new Char-Broil Kettleman Charcoal grill is loaded with fantastic features to help you satisfy all your grilling needs such as temperature control through their super sized cool-touch damper and ventilation, flare-up control to keep the flames away from your food, charcoal control (it’s designed to grill TWICE as many burgers with the same briquettes as the leading kettle), and ash control to make cleanup a breeeeeeze!
Not to mention that it’s priced at only $139 so you get insane quality for an amazing deal! You can find the Char-Broil Kettleman Grill at your local Lowe’s store or online! Raise the roof! Best day EVER.
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- 6 tbsp brown sugar
- 2 tbsp honey
- 6 tbsp soy sauce
- 3 tbsp rice vinegar
- 2 tbsp sesame oil
- 3 tbsp fresh ginger, roughly diced
- 3 tbsp fresh garlic, roughly diced
- 3 lbs chicken, cubed
- 2 cups fresh pineapple squares
- 2 red bell peppers, cut into squares
- 2 bunches of green onion, cut into pieces
- Mix together the brown sugar, honey, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, ginger, and garlic.
- Place the cubed chicken in a large baking dish and mix with the sauce. Cover and marinate in the fridge for 2-3 hours.
- Using skewers (if wooden, make sure to soak them in water to keep them from burning), add pieces of chicken, pineapple, red bell pepper, and green onion.
- Cook on a hot grill until chicken is done. Serve with rice!