Want to try a new grilling recipe? These Grilled Pineapple Chicken Kabobs are delicious! Serve them over coconut rice and you’ve got yourself a meal. I’m not going to lie, this recipe is a bit time consuming, but it’s well worth the effort.
Ever wonder where the U.S. version of kabobs came from? A few of the sources I have found say they originated in Turkey from soldiers cooking chunks of meat on sticks over open fire.
Interesting fact: Only North Americans use the spelling kebob, it’s actually spelled kebab in the rest of the world. I was very curious why the spelling changed, but couldn’t find any information.
These kabobs have a combination of chicken, pineapple, bell peppers, and onions. The contrast of sweet from the pineapple and savory from the chicken and vegetables is amazing. Marinating the chicken for a few hours adds another level of flavors to this summer recipe. Coconut rice is the perfect side dish to serve with these easy kabobs.
How do you make Grilled Pineapple Chicken Kabobs with Coconut Rice?
- Start by marinating your 1″ cubed chicken with some olive oil, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, soy sauce, and Worcestershire sauce for several hours
- Soak your wooden skewers in water while the chicken marinates so they don’t catch on fire while your grilling
- Chop your vegetables and pineapple into large pieces
- Assemble your skewers by alternating chicken, pineapple, bell peppers, and onions
- Prepare the coconut rice before you start grilling by bringing two cans of full fat coconut milk, 1 cup water, and salt to a boil in a medium pot
- Stir in 2 cups of white rice, cover with a lid, turn the heat to low, and cook for 25-30 minutes until all the liquid is absorbed.
- Prepare your hot grill (or use a grill pan on the stove top over medium high heat) by brushing some olive oil on the grates.
- Grill each kabob for 15-20 minutes until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees.
- Serve over the coconut rice with some green onion and lime!
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