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Tropical BBQ Chicken Skewers

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Can you all believe Labor Day Weekend is THIS WEEKEND?

I personally have no idea where this Summer went and I’m so not ready for it to be over.  Long days, hot weather, sunshine, the beach, fresh fruits and veggies… please don’t end.

To help savor every last second of summer I wanted to share a recipe this week that tastes like a tropical summer vacation and is also perfect for grilling up over Labor Day Weekend. Introducing, Tropical BBQ Chicken Skewers!!

These skewers are so easy to throw together and are delicious eaten directly off the skewer or they’re also great for meal prep. Last time I made these I actually took everything off the skewer and served the meat and veggies over white rice….SO GOOD!

So switch things up this Labor Day Weekend from the same boring burgers, hot dogs and potato salad and let’s get cooking!

 

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Tropical BBQ Chicken Skewers

Here’s what you need to make the perfect Tropical BBQ Chicken Skewers…

ingredients:

  • 1.5-2 lbs chicken breasts (cut into 1 inch cubes)
  • 2 green bell peppers (cut into 1 inch pieces)
  • 1 red onion (cut into 1 inch pieces)
  • 2 cups fresh pineapple (cut into 1 inch cubes)
  • 1/2 cup Trader Joe’s soyaki sauce (divided)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 10-16 wooden skewers

directions:

  1. Place cut chicken into a plastic bag or Tupperware with about 1/4  cup of soyaki sauce. Let marinate for at least 1 hour (3-5 recommended). While your chicken is marinating place your wooden skewers in a bowl full of water (this prevents them from burning when grilled).
  2. Discard the chicken marinade then skewer chicken, bell peppers, onion and pineapple onto the skewers in an alternating pattern until all the ingredients are used. I used 3 pieces of chicken, 2 pieces of green pepper, 2 pieces of onion and 2 pieces of pineapple on mine and got about 12 skewers out of it but you do whatever you want. Once assembled lightly sprinkle the skewers with salt and pepper and pour the remaining soyaki onto the skewers
  3. Heat your grill to medium-high heat and cook chicken skewers, turning once, for about 15 minutes or until chicken is golden and cooked through. Serve immediately right off the skewer or I also love serving these over white rice or a salad.

 

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Before grilling pour the remaining soyaki sauce onto the skewers to give the fruit & veggies some delicious flavor.

Oh heck yes time to get these babies grilling!

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Trader Joe’s soyaki sauce is seriously magical! 

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And grilled to perfection…

 

Tropical BBQ Chicken Skewers
Yields 12
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 1.5-2 lbs chicken breasts (cut into 1 inch cubes)
  2. 2 green bell peppers (cut into 1 inch pieces)
  3. 1 red onion (cut into 1 inch pieces)
  4. 2 cups fresh pineapple (cut into 1 inch cubes)
  5. 1/2 cup Trader Joe's soyaki sauce (divided)
  6. salt and pepper to taste
  7. 10-16 wooden skewers
Instructions
  1. Place cut chicken into a plastic bag or Tupperware with about 1/4  cup of soyaki sauce. Let marinate for at least 1 hour (3-5 recommended). While your chicken is marinating place your wooden skewers in a bowl full of water (this prevents them from burning when grilled).
  2. Discard the chicken marinade then skewer chicken, bell peppers, onion and pineapple onto the skewers in an alternating pattern until all the ingredients are used. I used 3 pieces of chicken, 2 pieces of green pepper, 2 pieces of onion and 2 pieces of pineapple on mine and got about 12 skewers out of it but you do whatever you want. Once assembled lightly sprinkle the skewers with salt and pepper and pour the remaining soyaki onto the skewers
  3. Heat your grill to medium-high heat and cook chicken skewers, turning once, for about 15 minutes or until chicken is golden and cooked through. Serve immediately right off the skewer or I also love serving these over white rice or a salad.
Notes
  1. The amount of skewers you get from these ingredients will vary depending on the size you cut the meat/veggies/fruit and how much you put on each skewer- have fun with it!
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Your Turn,

Any fun Labor Day Weekend plans?

Have you ever tried Trader Joe’s soyaki sauce before?

What’s your favorite thing to make for a BBQ?

 

 

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