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BBQ chicken kabobs cooking on an outdoor grill

BBQ Chicken Kabobs

BBQ Chicken Kabobs is the perfect recipe on the grill, made with juicy and tender meat, sweet and refreshing marinade, and fresh pineapple pieces.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword BBQ Chicken Kabobs, BBQ Pineapple Chicken Kabobs
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Marinate: 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 367kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 1 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 1/2 cup bbq sauce homemade or store-bought
  • 1/4 cup Asian sweet chili sauce
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 2 pounds chicken breasts boneless and skinless - cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 2 cups fresh pineapple chunks the size of the chicken chunks
  • 1 red bell pepper cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 red onion cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil or vegetable oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • In a medium bowl, combine the bbq sauce, teriyaki sauce, lime juice, zest, garlic, and ginger. Stir the mixture and reserve 1/4 cup.
  • Add the rest of the mixture to a large Ziploc bag and add the chicken; marinate for at least 2 hours or overnight, turning the bag occasionally.
  • When ready to grill, remove the chicken from the marinade and drain excess.
  • Thread chicken, pineapple pieces, bell pepper, and onion onto skewers.
  • Brush with canola oil, and season with salt and pepper.
  • Preheat the outdoor grill to medium heat, or place a grill pan over medium heat on the stove.
  • Arrange the skewers on the grill, and cook for about 10-12 minutes, turning occasionally. The chicken is completely cooked through when it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
  • Mix the reserved marinade sauce with the chili sauce.
  • Brush the. skewers with the mixture, and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Serve with Asian chili sauce mixture on the side.



Calories: 367kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 2369mg | Potassium: 855mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 753IU | Vitamin C: 56mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 2mg