These Chicken Pineapple Skewers are both delicious and easy to prepare – perfect to serve at your Labor Day party this weekend! Fire up your grill and get cooking!
What You’ll Need:
1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup honey
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
1/4 cup brown sugar
2-3 whole garlic cloves
1 lemon, juiced
6-8 boneless skinless chicken thighs
1 fresh pineapple (cut into bite size pieces)
Wooden skewers, soaked in water for one hour
Extra-virgin olive oil, for brushing
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
In a saucepan over medium heat, add the ketchup, soy sauce, honey, mustard, sugar, garlic, and lemon juice. Bring to a simmer and cook gently until thickened, about 10 minutes. Set aside and cool. Take out half of your sauce, and use to marinade the chicken for 2-4 hours in your refrigerator.
Once the chicken is done marinating, heat up your grill. Cut chicken into bite size pieces. Peel the pineapple and cut it into 1 inch chunks. Take your skewers after they have been soaking in water for one hour, and begin adding the chicken and pineapple. Alternate between the chicken and pineapple when threading the pieces onto the skewers. Brush them with olive oil and season them with salt and pepper. Cook them on the grill, basting regularly with the left over barbecue sauce, until cooked through, about 10 to 15 minutes.