Sweet Chili Grilled Chicken and Pineapple Skewers!  Chicken marinated in a flavorful sweet chili sauce made with simple ingredients.  Grilled with chunks of pineapple for a sweet and spicy summer time meal!

Sweet Chili Grilled Chicken and Pineapple!  Chicken marinated in a flavorful sweet chili sauce made with simple ingredients.  Grilled with chunks of pineapple for a sweet and spicy summer time meal! 

These Sweet Chili Grilled Chicken and Pineapple Skewers are a huge hit in our home, and I’m thinking they will probably be a hit in your home too. The combination of sweet and spicy flavors make a great marinade for tender chicken. Paired with juicy and sweet pineapple these skewers are a perfect summer meal!

Sweet Chili Grilled Chicken and Pineapple!  Chicken marinated in a flavorful sweet chili sauce made with simple ingredients.  Grilled with chunks of pineapple for a sweet and spicy summer time meal! 

Chicken Marinade Ingredients:

  • pineapple juice
  • soy sauce
  • chili paste
  • fresh ginger
  • garlic
  • honey
  • sesame oil.  

You can also customize it by adding more chili paste for more spice or more honey or pineapple juice for a little more sweet depending on what you prefer.

We are going to set aside a bit of the marinade before it touches our raw chicken, though, and make a thicker dipping sauce out of it by simmering it with some cornstarch.

Sweet Chili Grilled Chicken and Pineapple!  Chicken marinated in a flavorful sweet chili sauce made with simple ingredients.  Grilled with chunks of pineapple for a sweet and spicy summer time meal! 

Tips for Grilling Chicken on Skewers:

  • If using wooden skewers make sure you are soaking the skewers in water for at least 30 minutes. This helps to prevent them from burning.
  • Chicken breasts or thighs can be used for this recipe.
  • Marinate the chicken for at least 2 hours to get the best flavor.
  • Grill chicken to temperature not time. Make sure the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165℉.
Sweet Chili Grilled Chicken and Pineapple!  Chicken marinated in a flavorful sweet chili sauce made with simple ingredients.  Grilled with chunks of pineapple for a sweet and spicy summer time meal! 

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Sweet Chili Grilled Chicken and Pineapple Skewers

Sweet Chili Grilled Chicken and Pineapple!  Chicken marinated in a flavorful sweet chili sauce made with simple ingredients.  Grilled with chunks of pineapple for a sweet and spicy summer time meal! 
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Ingredients

  • lb Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts , cut into 1 inch cubes
  • cup pineapple juice
  • 2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp chili paste
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 tbsp ginger, grated
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp cilantro , chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp sesame oil
  • ¼ tsp cornstarch
  • 1 cup pineapple , diced to 1 inch cubes

Toppings

  • green onion, diced
  • cilantro, chopped

Equipment

  • wooden skewers

Instructions

  • In a small mixing bowl combine the pineapple juice, soy sauce, chili paste, minced garlic, grated ginger, salt, honey, chopped cilantro, and sesame oil. Stir to combine.
  • Add the chopped Chicken Breasts into a large re-sealable plastic bag, pour all but 1/4 cup of the sauce into the bag. Reserve the remaining sauce to make a dipping sauce later, store covered in fridge until needed. Place the plastic bag into the fridge to allow the chicken to marinade for at least 2 hours.
  • 30 minutes prior to grilling soak about 10-15 6 inch wooden skewers in water (this will prevent them from burning).
  • Add the reserved sauce (not the sauce from the chicken!) to a small saucepan and stir in the cornstarch. Bring to a simmer stirring occasionally. Once sauce is thickened remove from the heat and allow to cool.
  • Preheat grill to 350-450℉.
  • Remove the chicken from the fridge, place chicken and pineapple chunks onto the soaked wooden skewers.
  • Grill the skewers for about 10 minutes turning every few minutes to ensure all sides are cooked. Cook until chicken reaches internal temperature of 165℉.
  • Remove from the grill and serve with sauce for dipping. Enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 281kcal, Carbohydrates: 21g, Protein: 37g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 109mg, Sodium: 1048mg, Potassium: 740mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 17g, Vitamin A: 88IU, Vitamin C: 26mg, Calcium: 22mg, Iron: 1mg
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Recipe first appeared August 11, 2017. Updated on July 10, 2020 with new video and information.