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Barbecue Skewers with Chicken and Pineapple

These Barbecue Skewers will be the hit at any of your summer cookouts.  They are made with white meat chicken, pineapple, onion, and red bell pepper.     They can be assembled ahead of time which gives you more time with your guests or for an easier dinner choice.

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Have you noticed for some unknown reason when you place food on a stick or skewer, it just tastes better? There are so many options with skewers when it comes to ingredients.    We even have an amazing Pizza Kabob recipe that you just must try.   That just goes to show you that anything can be on a skewer.   But today we are talking about Barbecue Skewers with grilled chicken and pineapple and slathered with barbecue sauce.


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We are using fresh pineapple to grill and it totally makes a difference.  Cutting up a pineapple is easy with the right tools and the fresh flavor it brings is well worth the extra time.  We love using this Pineapple de-corer/slicer/peeler/cutter/wedger on Amazon. We do make things a little easier by using a store-bought bbq sauce on these Chicken and Pineapple kabobs or skewers.  But your favorite sauce will do but we like to lean towards a sweet but spicy sauce for these skewers.


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These Chicken Pineapple Skewers come off the grill with a charred smoky flavor.   The flavors of the chicken, pineapple,  bell peppers, and onions are amazing.    We have seen many variations of this dish such as Hawaiian Chicken kabobs or Polynesian kabobs, Sweet and Spicy Kabobs but we are from Texas so we just call them Barbecue Skewers.


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5 from 1 vote

Chicken and Pineapple Barbecue Skewers

White Breast Chicken Pieces, Pineapple and Bell Pepper grilled on a skewer and slathered with bbq sauce
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: BBQ Chicken and Pineapple, Chicken Pineapple Kabobs, Hawaiian Skewers
Servings: 4
Calories: 166kcal
Author: Evelyn


  • 2 boneless skinless Chicken Breasts cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 pineapple cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 red bell pepper cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 onion cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce (Sweet Baby Ray's)
  • 8 skewers


  • Divide chicken cubes, pineapple cubes, bell pepper slices, onion chunks into 8 equal portions for each skewer
  • Thread chicken alternately with the pineapple, bell pepper, onion onto skewers until all are used. (remember if using wooden skewers to soak them for at least 30 minutes prior)
  • Grill on medium-high heat until chicken is no longer pink in the center (about 6-8 minutes on each side)
  • Brush or Mop on BBQ Sauce and grill for 1-2 minutes on each side


Calories: 166kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 252mg | Potassium: 457mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 1054IU | Vitamin C: 94mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg

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Friday 22nd of May 2020

What is it about food on a stick that elevates eating to a whole new level of fun? Maybe it is the novelty, the nostalgia? Whatever the reason, we joined in on the fun with this delicious recipe.


Monday 21st of August 2017

Hi Evelyn, this would fit perfectly in Food on Friday: August under the chicken theme. Hope you bring it on over to share with everybody. Cheers from Carole's Chatter