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Chicken Pineapple Skewers

These Chicken Pineapple Skewers are an easy weeknight grilling recipe. They’re packed with flavor and can absolutely be assembled in advance!

Hey kids! How has your week been so far? We’re deep in the heart of summer, which means I am baking a leetle less, and grilling a leetle more. I mean, I have a bunch of great big cakes, and gooey bars to share, but I thought we might take a quick break from the oven and take it outside.

Maybe I’ll figure out how to bake a cake on the grill…that HAS to be a thing, right?

Until I work that situation out, let’s talk dinner. I have NOT been in the mood to cook in the evenings. Like, we have been pretty much surviving on pizza and nachos for the past few weeks. I am not proud.

The days just fly by, and when it’s time to eat I stand there staring at my pantry, waiting for a magic moment to happen. Alas, I have resolved to PLAN AHEAD. It’s really not that hard, but I just can’t seem to get my act together. But, I did had a very adult moment a few weeks back and went to the store, bought ingredients, and MEAL PREPPED. It felt good. Apparently not good enough to do again, but it was a glorious moment.

I decided to fire up the grill and make some skewers…or is it kabobs…

Anyway, chicken, pineapple, and love went into these beauties. I know you’re going to love them as much as I did!

Pineapple Chicken Skewers served to eat

How to Make Chicken Pineapple Skewers

The trick here is to marinate the chicken WAY ahead. Overnight is best, y’all.

Chicken sitting in marinade

Then grab yourself a pretty pineapple.

Pineapple on a cutting board

Cut it into chunks…

Pineapple cubed into pieces

And alternate between chicken and pineapple on your skewers…or kabobs…or…

Raw chicken and pineapple on a skewer

Fire up your grill, and get…grilling?

Pineapple ad chicken on the grill

If you’re a saucy person, reserve the marinade from the chicken and cook it in a saucepan. Reduce it down until it’s thickened.

Chicken marinade in a measuring cup

If the thought of that grosses you out. I kind of get it, you can easily dip your chicken into a Sweet Chili Sauce, or even a sweet BBQ sauce!

Chicken skewers served with rice

Serve them with some rice, a side salad, or green beans…OR all of the above!


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Chicken Pineapple Skewers

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  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: serves 6
  • Category: Lunch
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: American


These Chicken Pineapple Skewers are an easy weeknight grilling recipe. They’re packed with flavor and can absolutely be assembled in advance!


  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup light soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 pounds boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks
  • 1 pineapple cut into 1-inch chunks


  1. In a medium bowl whisk together the pineapple juice, brown sugar, soy sauce, mustard, garlic, ginger, and Worcestershire.
  2. Place the chicken in a large zip-top bag. Pour the marinade over the chicken and marinate for at least 6 hours, overnight is best.
  3. To prep, heat grill to medium heat. Using metal or wooden skewers alternate between pieces of chicken and pineapple.
  4. Grill skewers until chicken is cooked through, about 6 minutes on each side.


OPTIONAL – Reserve remaining marinade and place in a small saucepan. Heat on medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, reducing the liquid down by half. Use this as a dipping sauce, if desired.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 339
  • Sugar: 31.3 g
  • Sodium: 1041.8 mg
  • Fat: 4.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 38.7 g
  • Protein: 36.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 110.3 mg

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2 comments on “Chicken Pineapple Skewers”

  1. I don’t know why I never thought of metal skewers! Genius. Looks delicious and like a crowd pleaser. Thank you :)!

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