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    Today, I have for you the perfect summer grilling recipe – Juicy Bacon Pineapple Chicken Kebabs. Picture this – Juicy chunks of char-grilled pineapple and chicken are interwoven with smoky bacon strips grilled to perfection. Simply delicious!

    The bacon in itself tastes divine but woven around the other ingredients on the skewer, it infuses them during the grilling process with bacon goodness. And the chicken and veggies taste amazing if marinated for several hours in the sweet and sticky Hawaiian marinade.

    You’ll be licking your fingers through the whole meal and asking for seconds!

    Bacon Pineapple Chicken Kebabs

    How To Make Bacon Pineapple Chicken Kebabs

    What you need

      • 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 2 pounds)
      • 1 pineapple, cut into 1½ inch chunks
      • 2 red bell peppers, cut into 1½ inch pieces
      • 1 large red onion, cut into 1½ inch pieces
    • 12 strips of thick cut bacon, cut in half lengthwise
    Hawaiian Marinade
      • 1½ cups pineapple juice
      • ½ cup honey (or coconut sugar)
      • 2 Tbsp fish sauce
      • 1½ Tbsp arrowroot powder (or cornstarch)
      • 2 cloves garlic, minced
      • ½ tsp salt & freshly ground black pepper
    • 6 long skewers

    Preparation

    For the Hawaiian marinade: Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan and stir until the arrowroot (or cornstarch) powder is dissolved. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 2 minutes. Place chicken in a zip lock bag and pour half of the marinade on top. Place pineapple, red bell pepper & red onion in another zip lock bag and pour the other half of the marinade. Marinate for at least 30 minutes (for best results marinade for several hours or overnight). Meanwhile, if you use wood skewers soak them in water for about 20 minutes.

    Thread the skewers. Weave the bacon around each piece of chicken. You’ll need two strips of bacon per skewer if using 4 pieces of chicken. Add pineapple, stick the bell pepper and onion together.  I usually use  3 -4 pieces each of pineapple, bell pepper and red onion per skewer. Brush some olive oil evenly over each kebab.

    Bacon Pineapple Chicken Kebabs

    Preheat the grill to medium high. Grill the kebabs for 10-15, turning a couple of times, until done.

    Serve immediately and enjoy! 🙂

    Bacon Pineapple Chicken Kebabs

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    Bacon Pineapple Chicken Kebabs

    Perfect summer grilling recipe - Juicy Bacon Pineapple Chicken Kebabs. You’ll be licking your fingers and asking for seconds!
    Prep Time 15 minutes
    Cook Time 15 minutes
    Total Time 30 minutes
    Servings 6 skewers
    Calories 542kcal

    INGREDIENTS

    • 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 2 pounds)
    • 1 pineapple, cut into 1½ inch chunks
    • 2 red bell peppers, cut into 1½ inch pieces
    • 1 large red onion, cut into 1½ inch pieces
    • 12 strips of thick cut bacon, cut in half lengthwise

    Hawaiian Marinade

    • cups pineapple juice
    • ½ cup honey, or coconut sugar
    • 2 Tbsp fish sauce
    • Tbsp arrowroot powder, or cornstarch
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • ½ tsp salt & freshly ground black pepper
    • 6 long skewers

    INSTRUCTIONS

    • For the Hawaiian marinade: Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan and stir until the arrowroot (or cornstarch) powder is dissolved. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 2 minutes. Place chicken in a zip lock bag and pour half of the marinade on top. Place pineapple, red bell pepper & red onion in another zip lock bag and pour the other half of the marinade. Marinate for at least 30 minutes (for best results marinade for several hours or overnight). Meanwhile, if you use wood skewers soak them in water for about 20 minutes.
    • Thread the skewers. Weave the bacon around each piece of chicken. You'll need two strips of bacon per skewer if using 4 pieces of chicken. Add pineapple, stick the bell pepper and onion together. I usually use 3 -4 pieces each of pineapple, bell pepper and red onion per skewer. Brush some olive oil evenly over each kebab.
    • Preheat the grill to medium high. Grill the kebabs for 10-15, turning a couple of times, until done.
    • Serve immediately and enjoy! 🙂

    NOTES

    Prep time excludes the marinating time.
    The nutrition label excludes the marinade since it's discarded.

    NUTRITION

    Nutrition Facts
    Bacon Pineapple Chicken Kebabs
    Amount Per Serving (309 g)
    Calories 542 Calories from Fat 246
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 27.3g42%
    Saturated Fat 8.3g42%
    Polyunsaturated Fat 19g
    Cholesterol 176mg59%
    Sodium 1011mg42%
    Carbohydrates 12.5g4%
    Fiber 2.1g8%
    Sugar 8.2g9%
    Protein 58.8g118%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
    Course Main Course
    Cuisine American
    Keyword Gluten Free, Grilling, Kebabs, Low Carb, Paleo, Summer, Whole30
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    Comments

    Marissa @ OMG FOOD

    5 stars
    These kebabs are screaming summer! Love the bacon and pineapple combo to go with. Looks so delicious!

    Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits

    I can’t believe I haven’t made any kebabs yet this summer. The flavors here sound fantastic!

    Dan from Platter Talk

    5 stars
    Beautiful job with this classic flavor combo!

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Thank you, Dan! 🙂

    Kathryn Doherty

    More kabobs! Love it – especially the pineapple plus bacon combo with the chicken. Sounds so delicious! Cheers to more grilling nights!

    Jane

    You had me at bacon! These kabobs look delicious! I love cooking on the grill, haven’t made a kabob in ages. Adding this to my weekend menu!

    Renee

    We enjoy BBQ all summer long, but sadly it’s been too long since I’ve done kabobs. Thanks for the reminder, and I’ll be sure to add bacon next time!!! They look delicious!!

    J @ A Hot Southern Mess

    Yum! Hubby and I recently did a similar chicken and bacon kebob recipe. We did ours in BBQ sauce, but your Hawaiian marinade sounds amazing. We will have to give it a try! Thanks for sharing! Stopping in from FBC today 🙂

    Terri Oliver Steffes

    I would love to have these for dinner. Elegant enough for guests, too. Thanks for sharing!

    Whitney

    You had me at BACON!

    Judy@ImBoredLetsGo

    These are beautiful. What a great idea to wrap the bacon around the chicken. Can’t wait to try it!

    Olivia @ livforcake

    5 stars
    You sold me at bacon, but the pineapple and chicken is a bonus! These look deliciously amazing :).

    Deepika@EasyBabyMeals

    These look so delicious. Love the photos too. I am saving this for my next cookout.

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Thank you!! 🙂 I am sure you will love them!

    Amber | Caleigh's Kitchen

    These are beautiful and sound so delightful!! Great for the next cookout we have!

    Would love if you came over and shared on Try a Bite Tuesday Link Party!!

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Yes, they are great for cookouts! Thanks for stopping by, Amber! 🙂

    kaitie

    Love the bright colours and fresh flavours to this…. and kebabs… you basically have most of your meal done in one shot! love it

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Yes, I love kebabs because you do your veggies & meat at once, and they are easy to make.

    Julia

    These are beautiful! I love the addition of bacon on these. I have never tried that!

    Marye

    These look delicious, they would be great for our next cookout!

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Thanks, Marye! Hope you enjoy them! 🙂

    Joy @ Joy Love Food

    Bacon and pineapple is such a wonderful combination, these kebabs sound delicious!

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Thanks, Joy! 🙂 i agree it’s a great combination, and one of my favorite ways to eat kebabs!

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