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A white platter with colorful grilled teriyaki chicken skewers.
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Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Skewers

A twist on classic chicken skewers - these Hawaiian Teriyaki Chicken Skewers are tons of fun and have a variety of delicious flavors. Smokey Canadian Bacon, sweet pineapple, and big chunks of marinated chicken are skewered up with peppers and onions for the perfect summer dinner.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 235kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts or thighs, cut in 1-inch chunks
  • 1/2 cup coconut aminos *see notes
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 2 bell peppers cut in 1-inch squares
  • 1 red onion cut in 1-inch squares
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • sea salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • 6 ounce Jones Dairy Farm Hickory Smoked Canadian Bacon cut in quarters
  • 1 can pineapple or 1 1/2 cups fresh pineapple cut in chunks

Instructions

  • In a bowl or storage container, add cubes of chicken, and cover with coconut aminos, sea salt and ginger. Stir to combine, and then refrigerate to marinate for 1 hour up to overnight.
  • Soak wooden skewers in water for about an hour to reduce charring.
  • Heat grill to about 400º F.
  • Add peppers and onions into a bowl, and then drizzle with avocado oil, salt and pepper.
  • On skewers, alternate threading marinated chicken, Canadian Bacon, pineapple, onions, and bell peppers.
  • Grill skewers about 6 minutes per side, or until chicken is cooked through.

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Notes

Makes 12 skewers. Nutrition information is for 2 skewers.
No Coconut Aminos? I use coconut aminos because I am allergic to soy, and it's a healthier alternative to soy products. It's also gluten free. If you need to keep these gluten free, you can sub 1/4 cup tamari plus 1/4 cup of water. You can also use 1/4 of organic soy sauce plus 1/4 cup of water.
Make these Low Carb/Keto: These are already low in carb, but you can further reduce the carbs for a keto diet by omitting the pineapple.
Add Other Veggies into the Mix: Olives, artichoke hearts, zucchini, and eggplant are all great options.

TIPS for the best teriyaki grilled chicken skewers:

Separate the chicken from the other ingredients: It's an artform to ensure the chicken is fully cooked and the veggies aren't too charred. If you're worried about your chicken being undercooked, skewer the chicken and the ham/pineapple/veggies separately.
Cook these Indoors: Look good, but no BBQ? You can use an indoor grill pan. Generously oil the pan, heat it over medium high heat, and grill the skewers on your stovetop.

Nutrition

Calories: 235kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 1230mg | Potassium: 632mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1277IU | Vitamin C: 53mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg