BBQ Chicken and Pineapple Kabobs

These BBQ Chicken and Pineapple Kabobs are easy to make and only need 15 minutes on the grill. The BBQ Sauce is delicious as well.

closeup of kabobs

These BBQ Chicken and Pineapple Kabobs are super easy to make and cook very quickly on the grill. Little prep time and little cook time. Sounds like a win-win to me.

chicken skewers ready for the grill
Chicken Pineapple Skewers ready for the Grill

The hardest part of this recipe will most likely be cutting the pineapple. Especially if you’ve never done it before.

The easiest way that I know of it to twist off the leaves, cut a slice off the top and bottom. Stand the pineapple up and cut the rind off, then cut it lengthwise into 3 large pieces then remove the core.

skewers on the grill
Chicken Pineapple Kabobs on the Grill
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How to Handle Raw Chicken

  • Leave the chicken in the fridge until ready to use.
  • Be careful of dripping juices. Clean up immediately.
  • Do not wash raw chicken (prevents cross-contamination).
  • Wash all utensils and cutting boards.
  • Wash your hands after handling raw chicken.
bbq chicken pineapple kabobs

If you are using wooden skewers to make this recipe, it’s VERY important that you soak them in water for a couple of hours before using them so they don’t catch on fire.

bbq chicken pineapple kabobs

You will need the following ingredients to make this BBQ Chicken and Pineapple Kabobs recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Ketchup, Low Sodium Soy Sauce, Honey, Yellow Mustard, Light Brown Sugar, Garlic Cloves, Lemon, Pineapple, Chicken Breasts, Salt and Pepper, Bay Leaves and Olive Oil.

  1. If you are using wood skewers, soak them for a minimum of 2 hours in water.
  2. Soak the bay leaves in hot water for 10 minutes, then drain.
  3. In a saucepan, combine the ketchup, soy sauce, honey, mustard, brown sugar, garlic, and lemon juice and stir to blend.
  4. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and cook until thickened, about 10 minutes. Set aside.
  5. Start your grill on its highest setting (500°F) according to the manufacturer’s directions.
  6. With a sharp knife, slice off the pineapple rind. Cut the pineapple lengthwise into 3 long wedges, cut off and discard the core, and cut the pineapple into 2” chunks.
  7. Cut the chicken into 4 pieces. Thread the chicken, bay leaves, and pineapple pieces onto the skewers – alternating the chicken, bay leaf, and pineapple.
  8. Remove the garlic cloves from the sauce and discard. Reserve about half of the sauce for serving, then brush the skewers with the remaining sauce.
  9. Grill the chicken skewers, turning often, basting occasionally with the sauce, until cooked through, about 10 to 15 minutes.
  10. Serve with the reserved sauce on the side for dipping if desired.
bbq chicken pineapple kabobs
bbq chicken pineapple kabobs

Printable Recipe Card

BBQ Chicken and Pineapple Kabobs

BBQ Chicken and Pineapple Kabobs

These BBQ Chicken and Pineapple Kabobs are easy to make and only need 15 minutes on the grill. The BBQ Sauce is delicious as well.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 kabobs
Calories 658 kcal

Equipment

  • Saucepan
  • Skewers

Ingredients
 

Sauce Ingredients
  • 1 Cup Ketchup
  • ½ Cup Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • ¼ Cup Honey
  • 1 Tbsp Yellow Mustard
  • ¼ Cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, crushed
  • 1 Lemon, juiced
Chicken Kabob Ingredients
  • ½ Pineapple, fresh
  • 6 Chicken Breasts
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • 12 Bay Leaves
  • Olive Oil, As Needed

Instructions
 

  • If you are using wood skewers, soak them for a minimum of 2 hours in water.
  • Soak the bay leaves in hot water for 10 minutes, then drain.
  • In a saucepan, combine the ketchup, soy sauce, honey, mustard, brown sugar, garlic, and lemon juice and stir to blend.
  • Bring to a simmer over medium heat and cook until thickened, about 10 minutes. Set aside.
  • Start your grill on its highest setting (500°F) according to the manufacturer's directions.
  • With a sharp knife, slice off the pineapple rind. Cut the pineapple lengthwise into 3 long wedges, cut off and discard the core, and cut the pineapple into 2” chunks.
  • Cut the chicken into 4 pieces. Thread the chicken, bay leaves, and pineapple pieces onto the skewers – alternating the chicken, bay leaf, and pineapple.
  • Remove the garlic cloves from the sauce and discard. Reserve about half of the sauce for serving, then brush the skewers with the remaining sauce.
  • Grill the chicken skewers, turning often, basting occasionally with the sauce, until cooked through, about 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Serve with the reserved sauce on the side for dipping if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 658kcalCarbohydrates: 67gProtein: 77gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 217mgSodium: 2607mgPotassium: 1695mgFiber: 3gSugar: 56gVitamin A: 494IUVitamin C: 75mgCalcium: 68mgIron: 3mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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  1. Pamela says:

    These BBQ chicken and pineapple kabobs are so tasty. They are delicious. My family loved them. We all love BBQ’s so this was a no brainer. A 10 in my book.