Aug 162013
 

 Hawaiian Chicken Skewers | My Little Gourmet

Our barbecue has finally arrived!! So, of course, we have been doing a lot of grilling. See, while my parents were here visiting we only barbecued once and that was already one time too many for my mother. I had given my dad the job of starting up the coals and about 90 minutes later they were ready to go. My dad said it was the coal’s fault, my mom said it was the grill master’s fault, and I just kept my mouth shut. :) So, when were clearing off the table after dinner (about 10pm at this point) my mom came to a conclusion, “We’re going to have to buy you guys a gas grill.” “Ummm, okay.”

Hawaiian Chicken Skewers | My Little Gourmet

And finally after 2 weeks their lovely gift has arrived and we haven’t stopped barbecuing since. :) The first item on my to-grill list were these hawaiian chicken skewers. We had these along with this grilled corn and avocado salad and baguette and it all ended up being so delicious. Unfortunately, my parents have already gone back home and didn’t get to reap the benefits of their gift to us. I am hoping the weather will be just as nice for their visit next summer and then we will be able to catch up on all of the grilling we missed out on this summer. And I will even volunteer to be the grill starter so that Grandpa doesn’t get in trouble again. :)

Hawaiian Chicken Skewers | My Little Gourmet

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Hawaiian Chicken Skewers
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 lb./500g skinless chicken thighs or breasts (the thighs will stay more moist)
  • ½ cup/120ml soy sauce
  • ½ cup/120ml coconut milk
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 (1 in./2.5cm) chunk of ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 (7oz./200g) can pineapple chunks, drained (preserve ½cup/120ml juice)
  • ½ bell pepper, cut into chunks
  • ½ purple onion, cut into chunks
Instructions
  1. Trim the chicken of any visible fat and cut into chunks about 1 in/2.5 cm big.
  2. Mix the remaining ingredients, except for pineapple chunks, bell pepper and onion in a large bowl.
  3. Add the chicken chunks and allow to marinate for at least 4 hours, but best would be overnight.
  4. An hour before grilling, soak the wooden skewers in water to assure they won't catch on fire.
  5. Alternate the chicken chunks, pineapple, bell pepper and onion on each skewer.
  6. Grill the skewers at medium-low heat so that the marinade does not burn. Turn once after 5-7 minutes.
 
Recipe adapted from Homebrew Fitness
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  1. Congrats on the bbq grill! This chicken skewers are perfect dish to enjoy! My kids will love that pineapples are in the skewers. :)

  2. My kids always love when we make skewers. These look delicious. Congratulations on the new bbq, we have both a charcoal and gas bbq and we still prefer the taste of charcoal but some nights call for the ease of gas. Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Hope the BBQ is going well! You are so lucky! I see so many amazing grilling recipes like this chicken but I dont have a bbq… haha and Im Australian! Hopefully my savings will allow a purchase of one soon! Chicken and pineapple is the best combination!

  4. Those chicken sliders look delish Laura! Reminds me of vacations at the beach :) Glad to hear you are enjoying your new grill!

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