Summertime is all about grilling! And what’s more fun to grill than kabobs, especially when they have pineapple on them!? These Hawaiian chicken kabobs are a healthy way to enjoy barbecue and Hawaiian flavors without the gluten, soy and refined sugars.
Fire Up The Grill And Get To Prepping
Get your grill going, and let it heat up while you prep the kabobs. All you have to do is make the sauce – just whisk all of the sauce ingredients together in a small jar or bowl. Then, cut up your chicken, bell peppers, red onion and pineapple. Try to get them all cut up in similar sizes so everything cooks evenly.
Layer All The Goodies On The Kabobs
We kept it simple with the ingredients for these Hawaiian chicken kabobs, and I love the way the grilled pineapple and onions taste together. If you have any other favorite combos, go ahead and feel free to sub the fruit and veggies to fit your taste! Whatever you do, just make sure everything is chopped up in like sizes and thread them on kabobs in whatever order you like!
We used maple syrup as a sweetener, but you could also try date paste for a lower glycemic index. Then, we used coconut aminos in place of soy sauce, which is traditionally used in Hawaiian cooking. We added a little tomato paste, garlic and chili powder. It really adds a smokiness that is a tasty combo, especially with the sweet pineapple.
Your Turn To Try Our Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs
Looking for a yummy meal to grill up this summer? Try these Hawaiian chicken kabobs! Let us know how it goes by leaving a comment below. Also, take a photo and tag us in a post on Instagram @realsimplegood, so we can check it out!
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Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs (Paleo, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free + Refined Sugar-Free)
For the sauce:
- 2 tbsp tomato paste
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1/4 cup coconut aminos
For the kabobs:
- 1.5 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 2 bell peppers
- 1 red onion
- 1 pineapple
- Start your grill and let it heat up.
- Make the sauce by combining all sauce ingredients in a small bowl or jar and mixing well. Refrigerate until ready to use.
- For the skewers, cut up chicken into small cubes. Cut up bell peppers, onion and pineapple into small pieces about the same size as the chicken pieces.
- Thread the chicken and vegetables onto skewers in whatever pattern you desire. Place the skewers on a baking sheet and brush them on both sides with the sauce.
- Place kabobs on the grill to cook. Cook for about xx minutes and then flip them over to cook for another xx minutes, until the chicken is fully cooked.
- Once chicken is cooked, remove kabobs from the grill and serve. Enjoy!
- These are also perfect for baking in the oven at 450° Fahrenheit for 10 minutes, and then flip to the other side and cook for another 10-15 minutes until chicken is done.
- If you don't have skewers, you can make this as a sheet pan meal. Just place all the kabob ingredients in a bowl, toss with the sauce and spread it all out on sheet pans to cook.