Teriyaki chicken pineapple kabobs are a fun and flavorful recipe for the grill (or oven) for dinner or a BBQ party!
Make marinade: combine all ingredients in a small saucepan, bring it to a boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 1-2 minutes, until slightly thickened. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. (Also, reserve about 3 tablespoons for basting the kabobs and/or dipping into while serving.)
Place the chicken pieces in a large ziploc bag and add the teriyaki marinade (all but the reserved part) and toss to coat the chicken pieces.
Marinade chicken for at least 30 minutes (2 hours is better if you’ve got it). Meanwhile, soak your skewers in a dish with water so they don’t burn on the grill. I use an 8x8 pan and fill it with a half-inch or so of water.
Preheat the grill.
Assemble kabobs: Thread the marinated chicken, peppers, pineapple and sausage onto the soaked skewers.
Grill the kabobs over medium heat for 10-12 minutes, turning occasionally, until the chicken is cooked through, the sausage is warmed and the veggies are softened. Brush with reserved teriyaki sauce at the end of the grilling time or serve the sauce on the side for dipping.
I like to mix my kabobs with chicken and sausage, but you could also do some just chicken and some just sausage to accommodate different tastes or skip the sausage altogether if you prefer. (While you’re at it, you could make some just veggie ones.)
I use a homemade teriyaki sauce, which is part of the recipe below, but you could also pick up a teriyaki marinade at the store if you’d prefer.
Make sure to save some of the sauce before you marinade the chicken to use for basting and/or dipping. No cross-contamination please!
If your teriyaki sauce gets to thick as it cooks or as it cools, add a splash or two of water and mix it through until it’s the right consistency.
No grill? No problem! You can make kabobs in the oven, too. Bake the kabobs in the middle rack of the oven at 450 degrees for 10-15 minutes, then turn each one over and continue baking for another 10 minutes, until done.
|Amount Per Serving||As Served|
|Calories 344kcal Calories from fat 154|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 17g||26%|
|Saturated Fat 5g||25%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||4%|
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
|Total Fat||Less than||65g|
|Sat Fat||Less than||25g|