September 19, 2018

Summertime Flavors – Hawaiian Chicken Skewers with Pineapple

Fire up the grill one last time this summer to enjoy this Hawaiian Chicken Recipe while the pineapple is still juicy and fresh. Stack these skewers for a plate full of rich flavors that make healthy taste, oh so good.


For chicken:

12 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch cubes (24 cubes) (about 2 large breasts)
1 cup fresh pineapple, diced
8 6-inch wooden skewers

For sauce:

2 Tbsp ketchup
2 Tbsp lite soy sauce
2 Tbsp honey
2 tsp orange juice
1 tsp garlic, minced (about 1 clove)
1 tsp ginger, minced


Preheat a grill or broiler to medium-high heat. Thread three chicken cubes and three pineapple chunks alternately on each skewer. Combine ingredients for sauce and mix well; separate into two bowls and set one aside for later. Grill skewers for 3-5 minutes on each side. Brush or spoon sauce (from the bowl that wasn’t set aside) onto
chicken and pineapple about every other minute. Discard the sauce when done with this step. To prevent chicken from drying out, finish cooking skewers in a 350 degrees F oven immediately after grilling (to a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees F). Using a clean brush or spoon, coat with sauce from the set-aside bowl before serving.

4 servings (one serving is two skewers)

Nutrition information (per serving): 156 calories; 2 g total fat; 1 g saturated fat; 47 mg cholesterol; 320 mg sodium; 18 g protein; 16 g carbohydrate

This recipe is courtesy of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, and approved by Mary Lindsey Jackson, RN, LDN, Clinical Nutritionist Educator for Mission
Weight Management.

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