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Pineapple Chicken

Pineapple Grilled Chicken Skewers

Flavorful, tender and juicy - these chicken skewers are sure to be a hit at your next cookout.
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: grilled chicken
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 511kcal
Author: Karen Kelly


  • ½ cup tamari gluten free soy sauce or regular soy sauce is fine
  • ½ cup 100 percent pineapple juice Trader Joe's
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 6 chicken thighs trimmed of fat, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 or 2 lemons thinly sliced
  • cilantro for garnish


  • Trim the chicken thighs of all fat and cut into one inch pieces.
  • Whisk together first six ingredients until sugar is dissolved.
  • Preheat grill.
  • Put chicken into a plastic bag and top with marinade. Place in refrigerator overnight or for at least one hour.
  • Thread chicken on skewers alternately with thinly sliced pieces of lemon. Discard marinade.
  • Place on a hot grill for about 6-8 minutes on the first side. Flip over and cook until done or until an instant read thermometer reaches 175 degrees about 6 - 8 more minutes. Watch closely.


Calories: 511kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 166mg | Sodium: 2049mg | Potassium: 483mg | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 130IU | Vitamin C: 3.4mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 2.1mg
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