Friday, April 29, 2011

Pineapple Chicken Skewers

 One of our local stores had pineapple on sale for $.99 a pineapple.  Not $.99 a pound but for the entire thing, which is awesome.  So I needed to find a few things to do with all my pineapple.  We decided to make skewers for dinner.  As much as I love to cook, nothing beats the grill.  I'll take my husband grilling over anything I can make any day.  Our grill is like a 3rd child to us.  We have one of those huge charcoal grills with a smoker attachment.  We're southern so not only do we grill often we smoke meats often too.  This is just a nice healthy, easy weeknight meal that we dropped onto the grill.  

(Yes, there is a hotdog on the plate in the back.  My daughter thinks anytime you grill hotdogs have to be grilled too!  (Go for the nitrate free all beef hotdogs though if you're gonna eat em'.)

Teriyaki Sauce: 
¼ c. Soy Sauce
2 tbsp. brown sugar
2 tbsp. Sherry vinegar
2 tbsp. rice vinegar
2 garlic cloves, crushed or minced
1 tsp. peeled and finely grated ginger

¼ tsp. red pepper flakes (optional)

For the skewers:
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 c. pineapple, cubed
1 red bell pepper, cubed
1 yellow or red onion, cubed

First, you've got to soak your skewers so they don't burn on the grill.  Of course, you could do your skewers in the oven if you prefer.  A few hours before you want to eat, cube your chicken breasts and make the teriyaki sauce.  You just combine all ingredients in the sauce and whisk to combine.  Pour half in a bag with the chicken and allow to marinate.  The other half is to brush onto the skewers as they grill.  To assemble the skewers just alternate between peppers, pineapple, onion and chicken. Serve over brown (or white) rice. 

1 comment:

  1. 99 cents a pineapple! wow, that's great.... these look awesome!