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!

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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Is there anything better than the combination of sweet and spicy?

Especially when the sweetness comes from pineapple.

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.  As long as you love chicken and pineapple, that is.

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! 

The marinade for the chicken comes together super quick.  The marinade is made with pineapple juice, soy sauce, chili paste, fresh ginger, garlic, some honey and sesame oil.  It’s bursting with flavor!  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.  And this sauce deserves to be celebrated.  It is that GOOD!  It should have its own food holiday.

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! 

I used Open Nature® Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts found exclusively at Tom Thumb stores.  Seriously, some of the best chicken breasts I’ve used for cooking.  I love that they come trimmed, it saves me the time of having to trim the fat off while having little ones climbing up my leg.  To be honest though, my little Bubba Bear is not so little anymore, he is bigger than his big sister and he tends to knock me over when he tries to climb up me now.

The Open Nature Chicken Breasts are also raised without any antibiotics, no added hormones and they are all vegetarian fed. So I can feel good about feeding this chicken to my kids.  And the hubs too.  I love knowing that with Tom Thumb’s Open Nature line I can buy such high quality chicken at an affordable price! We eat a lot of chicken in this house.

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! 

If you’re wanting to find the Open Nature line in your area you need to hit up your own Tom Thumb market, or depending on where you live you may know it as ACME Markets, Jewel-Osco, Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Safeway, Shaw’s, Star Market, United Supermarkets, Market Street and Carrs/Safeway.  Open Nature products are sold exclusively at the Albertsons family of stores .

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! 

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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