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.
Servings: 6 people
- 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
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.
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.
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