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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Chicken and Pineapple Skewers

These were listed as an appetizer, to be served on skewers with a cherry tomato.  We turned them into a meal by serving with rice and grilled zucchini strips.
We loved the fresh summery flavor, especially the pineapple sweet and sour sauce! This is a great recipe to enjoy now that the weather is getting warmer and spring has arrived!

Although the recipe calls for fresh pineapple, I took this opportunity to use up some canned pineapple and it still came out great.  :-)


Chicken and Pineapple Skewers
Source:  Clean Eating Magazine,  May/June 2009, p50

  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 2 tbsp low sodium tamari soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp freshly grated ginger
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cubed
  • 1/2 pound fresh pineapple, cubed
  • 1 tbsp agave nectar or honey

In a large bowl, whisk together onions, soy sauce, vinegar and ginger.  Add chicken and cover, marinating in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Drain chicken; discard marinade.  Skewer chicken, alternating with pineapple.  Grill until chicken is cooked through.  Serve with sauce (recipe follows)

Pineapple Sweet and Sour sauce
Makes about 2 3/4 cups
Source: Clean Eating Magazine, May/June 2009

  • 1 pound fresh pineapple
  • zest and juice of one lime
  • zest and juice of one lemon
  • 1 tbsp agave nectar or honey
  • 1 tsp freshly ground ginger
Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender and process until well blended, about 1 to 2 minutes.


Bridget said...

Pineapple on the grill is so great, isn't it? That sweet and sour sauce looks tasty too; I'll have to try that.

DailyChef said...

It's funny - I don't like Hawaiian pizza much, but I do love pineapple on my skewers. Yum!

ashley said...

grilled pineapple is so good! i grill some up frequently for dessert with some vanilla ice cream :-)

this looks delish!

The Logans said...

Mmmmmm! Thanks for sharing! I am definitely going to try this recipe soon :)

chicken and rice recipe said...

Wow...looks very delicious. I can tell by the colour. I will be very happy just to have this with rice and some slices of cucumber.