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Sesame Soy Pineapple Chicken Kabobs – The sweet and tart sesame-soy marinade is the perfect accompaniment to these incredibly delicious pineapple and chicken kabobs!
Chicken kabobs… you sneaky little things, YOU! Sometimes you present yourselves as skewers, other times you let your friends, Fruit and Veg, join you, and then I get to thread all of you up in a pattern! EEEEK!
Oh my! Where are my manners?! I was all caught up in these kabobs that I forgot to say HELLO!
Hi Hey, friends! Happy Wednesday! How are YOU? Hope all is well. The kids, the family – hope you’re all enjoying the beginning of Summer!
We just survived the monsoon that passed through Northwest Indiana this past weekend, and I’m just happy to finally be dry. It was the worst downpour I have ever seen. Rain, high winds, floods, hail… all within minutes! Thank God that’s done.
So now here we are watching Access Hollywood and prepping for the weekend with our grilling recipes. Around here we start to think about the weekends on Tuesday night. And I already have plans for Saturday. 🙂
This version of grilling-perfection comes in the form of chicken kabobs and sesame-soy marinade.
This was the year I fell in love with Asian flavors. I’ve always loved ’em, but not nearly as much as I should have. Currently, my mouth is watering up as I get ready to write about rice vinegar and soy sauce and sesame oil… all found in this amazing recipe.
The flavors in this thing just rocked my world. Apart from the marinade, we’re talking pineapple and chicken, as ONE! Remember that one time we made the Hawaiian Baked Chicken?? SO GOOD, right?!? Loved it! Well, this is sort of like that, but not really. This is much more flavorful and dare I say, a little bit better. Just a bit! It’s all so darn good, the perfect combination of sweet, vinegary, salty, and yummy.
What I’m getting to is that these chicken kabobs are crying for your attention. They want to be made and devoured A.S.A.P.!
If you want, you can also wait until dad’s day, which is like around the corner, OR you can make the kabobs now, trial run and such, and then again for Father’s Day. Sounds like the perfect plan to me!
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Sesame Soy Pineapple Chicken Kabobs
- 4 (1-pound) skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into cubes
- 18 to 24 thick pineapple chunks (I used a fresh pineapple)
- 1 to 2 red or orange bell peppers , cut into 1-inch pieces
- 3 tablespoons Star Rice Vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Star Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons water
- Preheat outdoor gas grill.
- Alternately thread cubed chicken pieces, pineapple, and peppers on eight 6-inch skewers; set aside.
- In a small bowl combine vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, soy sauce, sesame oil and water; whisk until thoroughly combined.
- Remove 1/4 cup of the sesame-soy marinade and set the rest aside.
- Brush the 1/4-cup marinade over kabobs.
- Reduce the heat on the gas grill to a medium.
- Place kabobs on grill rack, directly over heat.
- Cover and grill for 12 to 14 minutes, or until chicken is tender and cooked through, turning once halfway through grilling.
- Remove kabobs from grill and transfer to a serving plate.
- Shake the reserved dressing and drizzle over kabobs or serve on the side.
Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.
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20 comments on “Sesame Soy Pineapple Chicken Kabobs”
These look wonderful for us and bypass our food allergies very well but we do not have a grill. Can these be broiled in the oven by chance? Please say yes! I even have all the ingredients on hand!
Thanks you for your great recipes!
Hi Cheryl! Yes, absolutely! What you’re gonna do is first brown the kabobs in a skillet and then pop them in the oven for about 20 minutes, or until done. Please go to this recipe – https://diethood.com/grilled-chipotle-chicken-salad/ – and follow the directions; though the recipe is for chicken breasts, the same directions apply to kabobs/skewers. I use this method 99% of the time. I hope this helps!
Loved your intro, you definitely have a witty sense of humor. Very cute! And these kabobs looks AMAZING! I know of several recipes I could use this Star rice vinegar on. Can’t wait to get started!
Rice vinegar is one of those ingredients that gives recipes a really interesting flavor. It’s one of my favorites!
Geebuz MONSOON?! That is insane!
As for these kabobs, I just got a new grill so this needs to be made! Thanks Katerina!
I’m always looking for different kabob recipes at this time of year. My kids love food on a stick!
Welll, Hello you gorgeous little kabobbies!!
These look absolutely amazing!! I love the Asian flavors in these!
These skewers look amazing! I love the combo of the marinade with the pineapple! Pinning!
I have never seen a more stunning-looking kabob! DYING over that pineapple! Pinned!
MMMM yes, rice vinegar and sesame oil — some of my favorite flavors!! Add soy sauce and pineapple to that formula and I’m sold.
These look AMAZING! I love any excuse to use rice vinegar, yum!
I love the Asian flavors and these look amazing! I am ready to fire up the grill now! We’ll be making these for dinner soon! 🙂 Pinning and sharing!
We used to make skewers all the time as kids, but I don’t think I have made any since moving out on my own! Time to change that!
I love chicken kabobs and I love even more that these have pineapple grilled with the chicken. Perfect summer dish with a nice salad!
These look amazing Katerina! We’re big rice vinegar users in our home and have definitely tried that brand out.
Kabobs are one of my favorite summer foods. Love the combination here!
This recipe is right up my alley. Always looking for ways to grill chicken. Pineapple goes perfectly in this recipe. Yum.
I can’t believe I haven’t made any kabobs yet this grilling season! I do have at least one version in the works though. These look so fantastic.
These look like they were cooked to perfection! And I agree about Asian flavors, it’s only been in the past few years that they’ve really been high on my list. So, naturally, I want these kabobs like NOW! 😀