Grilled Pineapple and Jerk Chicken Kabobs {video}

Ready to be obsessed with these Grilled Pineapple and Jerk Chicken Kabobs? Skewer this jerk chicken up with some peppers, onions, and fresh pineapple for a glorious and healthy chicken kabobs recipe!

Grilled Pineapple and Jerk Chicken Kabobs

JULY. How is it already July?! I’m sitting at a coffee shop writing this right now and a herd of 8-year-olds on bikes just drove past me. Like 20 of them. Can I just say how happy this makes me to see kids on bikes doing active things. I feel like everywhere I go I see kids zoned in on the iPad or holding a phone. Now, I’m not a parent, but one thing I appreciate about mine is that we were ALWAYS outside. I know it was a different time back then, but we didn’t even have cable and I didn’t get a cell phone until nearly college!

Anyways, I love summer here in Minneapolis. It’s such an active community and it makes me happy seeing people outside everywhere. Another thing that makes me happy is GRILLING. Yes, grilling is an old time “man’s sport” but I’m an out of the closet feminist and grilling makes me feel empowered and, well, SEXY. That’s right…SEXY.

Ingredients

I love everything about these jerk chicken kabobs. The chicken has the most amazing jerk rub on it and peppers and onions are my jam. Oh, and I almost forgot! Grilled pineapple is life and when you mix it with the rest of the ingredients it’s a yummy pineapple chicken recipe you can all summer long. Here’s what you need:

Grilled Pineapple and Jerk Chicken Kabobs

  • Jerk chicken breast
  • Pineapple
  • Red peppers
  • Red onion

Let’s talk about grills for a second. We love our Fuego Grill. It’s small, but mighty and heats up in no time! It’s also super affordable and on Amazon Prime, which is always nice. Know that you can always make this recipe in the oven. Just follow the directions the same way, but use your oven instead of your grill. You won’t get the amazing grill marks on the pineapple and kebabs, but your oven will do the trick!

Kabobs on grill
Recipe

Grilled Pineapple and Jerk Chicken Kabobs

Ready to be obsessed with these Grilled Pineapple and Jerk Chicken Kabobs? Skewer this jerk chicken up with some peppers, onions, and fresh pineapple for a glorious and healthy chicken kabobs recipe!

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
Author: Lee Hersh
Yield: 4

Ingredients

For the Jerk Chicken

  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For the Skewers

  • 1 large pineapple, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Jerk Chicken (from above)
  • 2 large red peppers, cubed
  • 1 large red onion, cubed

Instructions

  1. Preheat grill to 400ºF.
  2. Mix all spices for the jerk chicken into a bowl. Then, massage spices into the chicken breast with your hands. Cut into cubes.
  3. Sprinkle paprika on pineapple cubes and prepare your kebabs by placing peppers, onion, pineapple, and chicken onto skewers (alternating between the four). Repeat until all ingredients are gone.
  4. Set kebabs on the grill for around 20-30 minutes rotating kebabs every five minutes.*
  5. Remove from grill and enjoy!

Notes

*The middle temperature of the chicken should be 165ºF

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4
  • Calories: 236
  • Sugar: 21
  • Fat: 4
  • Carbohydrates: 31
  • Fiber: 5
  • Protein: 24

In case you’re looking for more, here are some of our other fav kabob recipes!

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