BBQ Rooster Pineapple Skewers – Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

These straightforward BBQ rooster pineapple skewers are improbable! Moist, flavorful rooster items subsequent to the candy, juicy pineapple make it the right summer time meal.

Not solely are these tasty little BBQ rooster pineapple skewers excellent for a summer time vacation cookout, however they’re wonderful (and simple sufficient) for a refreshing weeknight dinner. My household goes loopy for them!

Four chicken, pineapple, onion skewers on white platter.

A Easy Marinade

The key to those straightforward BBQ skewers is the marinade. It’s zesty and flavorful!

  • ketchup
  • honey
  • vinegar
  • worcestershire sauce
  • garlic
  • paprika + chili powder + salt + pepper

The frozen cubes within the bowl of marinade beneath is frozen garlic (courtesy of Dealer Joe’s – one in every of my favourite issues to purchase there and offers all of the contemporary garlic taste with none fuss).

Marinade the rooster items for at the very least two hours however as much as 24 hours.

Glass bowl with garlic, ketchup, paprika, pepper and chili powder; white dish with raw chicken pieces in BBQ marinade.

Rooster Breasts vs Rooster Thighs

For these skewers, I undoubtedly assume rooster thighs are only a contact higher, however I’ve made them with each cuts of meat, and you may’t go mistaken with both.

If utilizing rooster breasts, take care to not over prepare dinner the skewers. The small items of meat will prepare dinner fairly rapidly!

One of many nice benefits to utilizing rooster thighs is that they they don’t dry out like rooster breasts (until vastly overcooked). Don’t be that particular person. 😉

To be sincere, whereas I can recognize that many individuals contemplate thighs to be the superior minimize of rooster to make use of, and I additionally benefit from the taste and juiciness, I solely use them sometimes as a result of I don’t love the fat-trimming course of. Even pre-trimmed rooster thighs get an additional trimming in my kitchen.

Whichever minimize of rooster you select, the outcomes can be spectacular in the event you regulate the cooking time!

Six chicken, pineapple, veggie skewers on metal sticks on wood cutting board.

Grilling/Cooking Choices

I completely use a pellet smoker/grill for all my grilling. For this recipe, I prepare dinner the skewers at 375 levels F for a couple of minutes on all sides.

A daily propane or charcoal grill will work simply nice, too.

For those who don’t have a grill, attempt broiling the skewers on a foil-lined and greased baking sheet for 3 to 4 minutes per aspect (watch carefully).

I feel the rooster, pineapple, pepper and onion items may additionally get tossed into an air fryer (sans the skewer) and cooked that means, too. It’s a really forgiving recipe!

Five metal skewers with chicken pieces, pineapple, onions and peppers.

There are few issues I really like on this life greater than grilled pineapple, and whereas the flavorful, tender rooster could be very, excellent, it’s the juicy, caramelized pineapple that basically will get me.

To make certain, all the mixture of zesty BBQ flavors, candy/juicy pineapple, and crisp-tender veggies is an absolute winner.

We love these skewers and make them on a regular basis. They’re means too good to relegate to vacation BBQ’s and cookouts solely!

Fork pushing down pineapple on metal skewer loaded with chicken, onions, peppers.

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Several chicken, pineapple and pepper skewers on metal sticks on white platter.

BBQ Rooster Pineapple Skewers

  • cup (180 g) ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, finely minced (or 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder)
  • ½ teaspoon candy or smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon coarse, kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 ½ to 2 kilos boneless skinless rooster breasts or rooster thighs minimize into 1 1/2-inch items
  • 1 medium pineapple
  • 2 medium bell peppers, any coloration
  • 1 medium purple onion
  • In a medium bowl, whisk collectively the ketchup, honey, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, paprika, salt, chili powder and black pepper.

  • Place rooster items in gallon-size resealable bag or shallow dish. Pour the marinade over the rooster and toss to coat evenly. Seal the bag or cowl the dish and refrigerate for two to 24 hours.

  • Preheat a pellet grill or common grill to medium/medium-high warmth.

  • Reduce the pineapple, peppers and onions into 1 to 1/2-inch items.

  • Thread the rooster, pineapple, peppers and onions onto skewers. The order would not essentially matter, however I thread as follows: onion, pepper, pineapple rooster (repeated about 4 occasions for 12-inch skewers). If any of the rooster items are actually lengthy, fold them in half earlier than threading onto the skewer.

  • Grill the skewers, flipping as soon as, till the rooster is cooked via, about 4 to five minutes per aspect for rooster breasts and 6 to 7 minutes per aspect for rooster thighs. Serve instantly.

Pineapple: relying on the dimensions of the pineapple, you might have some leftover so take care to maintain it uncontaminated in the course of the threading course of (with the uncooked rooster); the leftover contemporary pineapple might be served alongside the grilled skewers, if desired. I haven’t tried this recipe with canned pineapple chunks however I’m guessing they need to work okay in the event you don’t have contemporary pineapple.
Veggies + Onions: the bell peppers and onions add nice taste (plus they’re actually scrumptious grilled), nonetheless, they are often left off, if desired. 
Rooster: the rooster marinade is basically tasty and would even be scrumptious for complete grilled rooster breasts or thighs. 

Serving: 2 skewers, Energy: 388kcal, Carbohydrates: 50g, Protein: 39g, Fats: 5g, Saturated Fats: 1g, Ldl cholesterol: 109mg, Sodium: 824mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 37g

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