Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs


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Grilled Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs are a summer favorite. Tender juicy grilled chicken is layered with a rainbow of veggies in a tangy Pineapple BBQ Sauce.

Serve this yummy meal with an easy rice pilaf or even a simple summer salad for a great meal!

Hawaiian Kabobs overhead garnished with parsley

Perfect for Summer

Like most grilling recipes, kabobs are the perfect summer meal! Chicken and fresh veggies all beautifully stacked on a skewer and grilled until caramelized.

The possibilities are endless.  These Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs are delicious when you make them and perfect leftover and added to a salad for lunch the next day.

If you’re using wood skewers, be sure to give them a soak first so they don’t burn on the grill!

Or Winter…

Don’t have a grill or want to stand out in the snow? No problem, you can also make these kabobs in the oven!

  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  2. Place prepared kabobs on a foil lined pan.
  3. Bake 22-26 minutes or until chicken reaches 165°F.

Easy peasy!

veggies for Hawaiian Kabobs

One of the very best things about summer is all of the fresh produce and I try to incorporate it into every meal. These Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs are loaded up with peppers, chicken and of course pineapple and are brushed with an easy to create Pineapple Honey BBQ sauce!

Delicious BBQ Sauce is Key

Having a delicious thick BBQ sauce is great to add that sticky caramelized finish we all love so much.

Combine KC Masterpiece® BBQ Sauce & Dry Rubs with ANY liquid to create a delicious sauce or marinade. I simply added pineapple juice to the mix… I often add it to homemade bbq sauce for a basting sauce too. This makes tender grilled kabobs with loads of sweet tangy pineapple flavor.

brushing sauce on Hawaiian Kabobs before cooking

Great for Marinades

Making a great chicken marinade is easy and delicious! Most marinades need a bit of acidity and in this case, I use pineapple juice. Not only does this tenderize the meat (don’t worry, it’s just a bit, it won’t make the meat mushy) but it also adds flavor and the sugars in the juice help to caramelize the sauce!

If you haven’t seen these mixes yet, I’m kind of in love with them! Each box comes with two pouches of mix that can be combined with any liquid to create your own sauces and marinades…  think beer, cola, juice or root beer to create the perfect BBQ sauce for your summer grilling!

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Hawaiian Kabobs overhead garnished with parsley
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Review Recipe

Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 43 minutes
Servings 8 skewers
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Grilled Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs. Tender juicy chicken layered with a rainbow of veggies in a tangy Pineapple Honey BBQ Sauce. The perfect quick & easy summer meal!

Ingredients

  • 4 large boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup mushrooms halved
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 orange bell pepper
  • 1 cup pineapple diced
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 purple onion
Sauce
  • 1 package KC Masterpiece® BBQ Sauce & Dry Rub Sweet Honey
  • 1 ¾ cup pineapple juice divided

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Instructions

Sauce
  • Combine ¾ cup pineapple juice and 1 pouch KC Masterpiece® BBQ Sauce & Dry Rub. Set aside.
Skewers
  • Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces. In a large zipper bag combine 1 cup pineapple juice and 1 pouch KC Masterpiece® BBQ Sauce & Dry Rub and chicken. Marinate 30 minutes.
  • Preheat grill to medium-high.
  • Thread chicken and vegetables onto skewers and brush with BBQ Sauce.
  • Grill 12-16 minutes or until cooked through.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 116, Carbohydrates: 11g, Protein: 13g, Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 36mg, Sodium: 70mg, Potassium: 432mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 1005IU, Vitamin C: 57.8mg, Calcium: 14mg, Iron: 0.6mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of KC Masterpiece ®. The opinions and text are all mine.

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  1. This looks amazing although I’ve yet to make it. I was wondering how chunks or pork might substitute in this?5 stars

    1. Hi KSun, I think chunks of pork would taste great! Just be sure to cook them to an internal temp of 145°F and let them rest for 3 minutes before digging in!

  2. Awesome recipe. There are some foods that call for Pineapple and this is one.

    Now to find a Wine with an intriguing label to pair it with the Kabobs…5 stars

  3. Delicious!!! I couldn’t find the KC dry rub either, I used a rib dry rub with KC BBQ sauce and pineapple juice….amazing. I love that it can all be prepped ahead of time… this was a trial run, and it’s unanimous, we will serve this at our next party…5 stars

  4. Hi! This looks absolutely delicious but I cannot find the dry rub and sauce mix packs ANYWHERE. :( Do you have a new link to the sauce or a substitution that is just as good? I looked through the comments and have seen that others tried using other kinds of sauce and it wasn’t good, so I’d like to get it right the first time! Thank you!

    1. Hi Chantelle, I would use a BBQ sauce you already love if you can’t find these pouches. You could also try making your own BBQ sauce.

  5. Woooow…..Homemade!!! It’s the only thing that taste good! And so easy to do… Thank you for sharing!

    Dang Thai from Embeya !

  6. I used the KC bbq sauce, but couldn’t find the honey dry rub so used a brown sugar dry rub, it just didn’t work for me. They ended up tasting like bbq kabobs. Are they suppose to taste like bbq kabobs? May have been because I didn’t use the right rub.

    1. KC Masterpiece® BBQ Sauce Mix and Dry Rub is a powder that you mix with pineapple juice for this recipe. If you used BBQ sauce, it would definitely change the taste. Thank you for trying the kebabs Karen.

      1. Can I mix the honey bbq sauce I found since I couldnt find the package with some pineapple juice and if so how much do I mix of what.

        1. Hi Johnny, for our sauce, we mix 1 ¾ cup of pineapple juice with one package of the BBQ sauce and dry rub mixture. I hope that helps!

    1. While I haven’t tried making these in the oven, I think you could bake them at 450, turning at 10 minutes, baking for about 22 minutes. Bake until meat cooked through. Let me know how it works out for you Christina!

  7. Aloha…Looks yummy, but pineapple does not make this Hawaiian. Hawaiian food is an actual cultural food group and pineapple was introduced to Hawai’i by Haole settlers. A better name for dishes like this would be “Tropical” but not “Hawaiian”. That being said, I would definitely make this recipe, it does look delicious!

    1. I do agree, as stated in the write up of this recipe it is adapted from my favorite local Hawaiian pizza however it is certainly not a traditional Hawaiian dish.

  8. Excellent! I couldn’t find the KC so I used Jack Daniels Teriyaki/Honey sauce and added pineapple juice.

  9. Grilled pineapple is so good! It’s my favorite fruit and grilling it in a savory dish is the best! I love when my favorite BBq spot,makes grilled fruit.