Easy Chicken Recipe, Pineapple Chicken Skewers
Here’s a quick and easy chicken recipe that would be a great option for dinner tonight. It’s a terrific go to option, because you can always keep a stock of canned pineapple chunks in the pantry and frozed chicken breasts in the freezer so you have the ingredients on hand.
Pineapple Chicken Skewers
- 12 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes (24 cubes) (about 2 large breasts)
- 1 cup fresh pineapple, diced (24 pieces) (or canned pineapple chunks in juice)
- 8 6-inch wooden or metal skewers
- 2 Tablespoons of ketchup
- 2 Tablespoons of lite soy sauce
- 2 Tablespoons of honey
- 2 teaspoons orange juice
- 1 teaspoon garlic, minced (about 1 clove)
- 1 teaspoon ginger, minced
- Preheat a broiler or grill on medium-high heat.
- Thread three chicken cubes and three pineapple chunks alternately on each skewer.
- Combine ingredients for sauce and mix well; separate into two bowls and set one aside for later.
- Grill skewers for 3–5 minutes on each side. Brush or spoon sauce (from the bowl that wasn’t set aside) onto chicken and pineapple about every other minute. Discard the sauce when done with this step.
- To prevent chicken from drying out, finish cooking skewers in a 350°F oven immediately after grilling (to a minimum internal temperature of 165°F). Using a clean brush or spoon, coat with sauce from the set-aside bowl before serving.
Note: If you use wooden skewers, soak them in water for 30 minutes before using.
Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: 2 skewers
Total Fat 2 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 47 mg
Sodium 320 mg
Total Fiber 0 g
Protein 18 g
Carbohydrates 16 g
Potassium 255 mg
A field of pineapples in Maui, Hawaii
Whether eaten sliced or as a pizza topping, or in this easy chicken recipe, pineapple is a delicious and versatile tropical fruit that ranks third in worldwide popularity behind the banana and mango.
In the late 19th century, Hawaii led in the production and export of canned pineapple, thanks to an industry built around key advances in processing technology and plantings of Smooth Cayenne, a variety well suited to the state’s soils and growing conditions.
Hawaii no longer holds that title. However, it remains home to one of the world’s largest and most genetically diverse pineapple collections.
If you like pineapple, you are sure to enjoy our pineapple stuffing recipe. It goes perfectly with a ham or chicken dinner.