Chicken Pineapple Skewers

My tropical Chicken Pineapple Kabobs are an easy, fuss-free meal perfect for summer!  Glazed with a homemade pineapple sauce, the juicy grilled chicken skewers are bursting with the vibrant flavors of pineapple, honey and garlic.Chicken Pineapple Kabobs glazed with homemade pineapple sauce and served on a white plate

Oh hello you sexy skewer! Please get in my belly ASAP, thanks! Honestly, isn’t it what you told yourself when you saw these luscious chicken pineapple kabobs pop on your screen? If it is, mission accomplished for me!

These chicken pineapple skewers aka. kabobs are going to be a hit in your home, whether you’re entertaining or are just cooking for your family. They are just as delicious as they look!

a hand holding a Chicken Pineapple Skewer smothered in homemade pineapple sauce

And this thick and glossy sauce on top of my chicken pineapple kabobs?

Although it looks totally decadent, it’s actually not bad for you at all! The main ingredient is soy sauce (or tamari if you’re gluten free) and it’s naturally sweetened with a little bit of honey and pineapple juice – no sugar or ketchup! And I can assure you no one will notice these two are missing.

The recipe for these chicken pineapple kabobs itself is pretty simple: you combine all the ingredients in a saucepan, bring to a boil, reduce and cook for about 15 minutes until the sauce thickens. When making the sauce, just make sure you use low sodium soy sauce/tamari, otherwise, it will get too salty.

I hope you’ll all enjoy this new recipe for chicken pineapple kabobs and I wish you a wonderful week 🙂

Chicken Pineapple Kabobs smothered with homemade healthy pineapple sauce with a small dish of sauce in the background

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Chicken Pineapple Skewers

My tropical Chicken Pineapple Kabobs are an easy, fuss-free meal perfect for summer!  Glazed with a homemade pineapple sauce, the juicy grilled chicken skewers are bursting with the vibrant flavors of pineapple, honey and garlic.

Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, Middle Eastern
Keyword bbq, chicken, easy, healthy, kabobs, summer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 skewers + 2 cups of sauce
Calories 47 kcal


For the sauce:

  • 1/2 cup low sodium tamari sauce or low sodium soy sauce - see notes
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice from the pineapple chunks can - see below
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp garlic powder

For the skewers:

  • 2 chicken breasts cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1/3 cup pineapple chunks I used canned pineapple in juice - without added sugar
  • olive oil spray


  1. If you are using wooden skewers, start by soaking them in water to prevent them from burning.

For the sauce:

  1. Add all the sauce ingredients in a saucepan and whisk to combine. Bring to a boil and then reduce to low heat. Cook until sauce has reduced by about a half and reaches a thick consistency, whisking often. This should take about 15 minutes. Keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn't burn. Reserve one third of the sauce for serving and keep the remaining sauce to cook the skewers.

For the skewers:

  1. While sauce is reducing, prepare the skewers. Thread one chicken cube onto a skewer, then about the same length of pineapple chunks, one chicken cube, pineapple chunks and another chicken cube to finish (chicken - pineapple - chicken - pineapple - chicken). Repeat with remaining skewers. You'll get about 12.
  2. Using a grill or a grill pan sprayed with olive oil, cook skewers for about 5 minutes then brush them with sauce and continue cooking for another 5 minutes or until chicken is cooked through, basting them with sauce as they cook.
  3. Serve with remaining sauce.

Recipe Notes

It is very important to use a LOW SODIUM tamari or soy sauce otherwise the sauce will be too salty. Make sure you don't add salt on the skewer or in the sauce.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Pineapple Skewers
Amount Per Serving (1 skewer with sauce)
Calories 47
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 583mg25%
Potassium 146mg4%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 55IU1%
Vitamin C 2.8mg3%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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    1. Thanks Amanda! 🙂 You know what? You can actually use a grill pan or even a simple skillet to cook them, that’s what I did! I’m so glad I discovered your blog, I love it!!

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