Sesame and Soy Pineapple Chicken Kabobs

Maximize the flavor of the chicken by complementing it with pineapple.

Sesame Soy Pineapple Chicken Kabobs
 Courtesy Image

The sweet and tart sesame-soy marinade is the perfect accompaniment to these incredibly delicious pineapple-chicken kabobs. You can even store the extra marinade (that hasn’t come in contact with any raw chicken) in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Nutrition (per 2 kabobs)

Calories: 225; Total Fat: 8.9 grams; Saturated Fat: 2.2 grams; Protein: 26.4 grams; Carbohydrates: 2.2 grams; Sugars: 7 grams; Fiber: 1.9 grams; Cholesterol: 66 milligrams; Sodium: 193 milligrams 

Recipe and photo courtesy Katerina Petrovska from Diethood

Prep time

20 min.

Cook time

15 min.

  • For the skewers:
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (1-pound), cut into cubes
  • 18 to 24 thick pineapple chunks (I used a fresh pineapple)
  • 1 to 2 red or orange bell peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • For the marinade:
  • 3 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp water

Preheat outdoor gas grill.

Alternately thread cubed chicken pieces, pineapple, and peppers on eight 6-inch skewers; set aside.

In a small bowl combine vinegar, extra-virgin olive oil, soy sauce, sesame  oil  and water; whisk until thoroughly combined.

Remove ¼ cup of the sesame-soy marinade and set the rest aside.

 Brush the ¼-cup marinade over kabobs.

Reduce the heat on the gas grill to a medium.

Place kabobs on grill rack, directly over heat. Cover and grill for 12 to 14 minutes, or until chicken is tender and cooked through, turning once halfway through grilling. Remove kabobs from grill and transfer to a serving plate.

Shake the reserved dressing and drizzle over kabobs or serve on the side.