Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs

These Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs are bursting with delicious flavor. The combination of sweet and sour, coupled with juicy chicken, are a winning summer dinner. #WomenLivingWell #kabobs #grill #easydinner

Janelle from ComfyInTheKitchen.com is back!

She writes “This is one of my favorite chicken recipes EVER! I make this often in the Summer for guests. These kabobs taste amazing and look beautiful. The pineapple juice in the marinade makes the chicken so juicy…Mmmm! Enjoy!”

Marinade: soy sauce, pineapple juice, vegetable oil, brown sugar, garlic powder (I used garlic, garlic),
ginger, dry mustard. 
For the pineapple juice, I simply use the juice from a can of pineapple. But, for the pineapple in the kabobs- I use fresh pineapple. Call me crazy..but I can taste a big difference in canned vs. fresh pineapple! 
Grate your ginger. You can find ginger root at your grocery store. It is typically by the fresh lettuce. Peel the skin off and simply grate it with a zester or your cheese grater. No biggie here. 
This is what it will look like. DO NOT omit this if all possible-it really adds a kick to the marinade! 
Put all those ingredients into a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 mins. Take off of burner and let cool in the saucepan. 
Cut up raw chicken (get rid of fat)
Place your cut chicken in a 9×13 pan and pour marinade over top
Cover and refrigerate for at least 3-4 hours or overnight. 
Prep your veggies. I have fresh pineapple, red peppers, green peppers, cherry tomatoes, and onions. 
When you are ready to “kabob” water your skewers so they don’t catch on fire on the grille. 
And away we go! After I finish “kabobing” I sprinkle them with seasoned salt and freshly ground pepper. (I use Tastefully Simple Seasoned Salt-it is so good).  
Fire up the grill! I lay grill foil down every time I make kabobs- it keeps them from sticking and if anything falls off it just falls onto the foil. I cooked these on medium high heat (I have a gas grill) for about 6 mins then flipped for another 6 mins. 
Our menu that evening also included fresh watermelon, corn on the cob, mashed garlic red potatoes, pickled cucumbers and bread twists (and berry cobbler). I put most of my effort into the main course and made sure to make very simple sides. 

Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs

(Makes enough for 6- you may double as I did in the photos)

1/2 c. soy sauce
1/2 c. pineapple juice
1/4 c. vegetable oil
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp fresh ginger
1 tsp dry mustard

6-8 chicken breasts
2 green peppers
2 onions
2 red peppers
1 container of cherry tomatoes
1 pineapple cored and cut into cubes

Wooden skewers
Seasoned salt and pepper to taste.

Combine all marinade ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 mins. Cool. Cut off fat on raw chicken and cube. Place chicken in a 9×13 pan and pour cooled marinade over top. Cover and put in refrigerator for at least 3-4 hours (or overnight). Prep/cut all veggies up and place in another 9×13 and refrigerate until you are ready to “kabob”. Run water over wooden skewers so they do not catch fire on grill. Alternate chicken with veggies and pineapple. Sprinkle kabobs with seasoned salt and pepper. Heat grill to med-high heat and cover with grill foil (or regular foil with cooking spray). Grill covered appx 6 mins a side until chicken is cooked through. Utter deliciousness.


Thanks Janelle!

Walk with the King,


*Janelle is a woman who is dependent upon Jesus, a mom, a Licensed Professional Counselor, and an advocate for meal ministry. You can find her displaying step-by-step photos of her recipes, giving devotionals, and sharing meal ministry stories on her blog. You can follow Janelle’s blog at ComfyInTheKitchen.com.


  1. Oh, fabulous!!…..Great now I know what I’m cooking this weekend! 🙂 Happy weekend to you!

  2. Janelle, please tell Courtney that these look fab! With the soy and pineapple juice in the marinade, does this lean more toward sweet or savory? I suppose it doesn’t matter… talk about a win/win!

  3. THANKS! I made this last night and it was delicious! My husband and I both loved them. The chicken was just perfect.

  4. I made these last night and they were so so good! I actually used pork tenderloin because that`s what I had on hand and they were awesome! I will definitely be making these again!

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