hawaiian pineapple glazed chicken skewers - Color Me Meg

hawaiian pineapple glazed chicken skewers

for our “chicken & veggies” night this week,
we tried these yummy hawaiian chicken skewers.
we are HUGE fans of grilled pineapple,
so i knew it couldn’t go horribly wrong,
and i really love the idea of basting and carmelizing,
rather than having to remember to marinate hours before
{though that’s good too, just nice to have a quick one}
this recipe uses fresh pineapple for basting to give it that natural sugar high
it needs to sugar up,
and the little hint of ginger and garlic are a nice touch too.
in the effort of full disclosure,
these are yum, but they weren’t our favorite we’ve ever made.
i mean, we have made some seriously flavor-packed chicken skewers around here
in the last little while,
and while these were tasty, and light,
and we gobbled them all up in 5 minutes like it was our job,
they are very “light” and the flavor isn’t too intense.
we used the left-over baste to dip the chicken in and agreed it was pretty tasty…
and a nice change from the chicken that we usually eat that is super spicy and
cause you to take a breather between bites cause so much is happening!
definitely use real, fresh ginger for these, and don’t skimp on salt and lemon,
and you’ll love em!
so for a light, gluten free, super tasty, low-carb meal,
this is a great option!
hawaiian pineapple glazed chicken skewers


  • 3 chicken boobs
  • 2 cups pineapple, cut into chunks
  • 1 large red onion, cut into chunks
  • glaze:
  • 1 cup pineapple, cut into chunks
  • 1 tbs cilantro
  • 1 1/2 tbs fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 whole lemon, juice
  • 1 tbs honey

what to do

combine all the ingredients for glaze in a blender until pureed. skewer the chicken, onion, and pineapple onto skewers. grill on each side for a few minutes each until cooked through, baste with the pineapple glaze periodically. serve with remaining glaze*.

*option: you could also drop the remaining glaze in a sauce pan and heat for a few minutes until it thickens to more of a honey-glaze. it would make a great dipping sauce!



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About Meg

I am Meg. A health and wellness coach, a color lover, and a wish-i-owned-a-house-er. My husband and I are self-declared foodies and LOVE cooking together and doing home projects. We blog about our [mostly] healthy food and DIY adventures from sunny Arizona with our 3 cutie kids. Email me at colormemegblog at gmail dot com to work with me!

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