Pineapple Chicken Skewers with Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

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These skewers are packed with fresh pineapple, chicken, peppers and red onions and basted with a delicious and sweet homemade teriyaki sauce. Definitely a perfect meal for the grill!

Pineapple Chicken Skewers with Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

In my master bathroom, I have a large tub. I wish it had jets, but alas, it does not.

Anyways, we’ve been living here a little over a month and I’ve been dying to use it. I’m not paying our mortgage for nothing!

When we first toured the house back in March, I was like “yes, I’m on board with this huge master suite thing”.

When we finally moved in, it was like my thought process was completely reaffirmed. “Yes, Lauren. GREAT idea moving here!”

But then reality hit and 5 weeks later, no baths have been taken.

Waaaaaaaiiiiiiiit a minute.

Baths have been taken in the kids’ tub by my kids {we’re not animals}, but I’ve had to stick with 4-minute-showers-before-all-hell-breaks-loose because all hell can and will break loose if I even think about taking longer than 5 minutes anywhere doing anything. Showering, eating, cleaning, driving, shopping and any other word ending in -ing.  My kids always need me at the most inopportune times. I keep telling them it’s a conspiracy, but they don’t know what that means.

Well folks, the problems that were preventing me from making this happen are getting taken care of.

I’m happy to report: where there’s a will, there’s a way.

It’s a little sad that this is what I have become but I digress.

My husband is home now! My kids are getting used to this house! And their new rooms! {And each other, apparently.} My baby is actually sleeping with a little more consistency. He is even starting to take a bottle {finally!!} And, I’m getting better at locking all my doors so when I’m in the bathroom it’s just me in the bathroom. There’s screaming on the other side of the door 74% of the time, but that’s OK!

So, I have a date set for me and that tub and The Wendy Williams Show a good book.

Relaxation, here I come.

Pineapple Chicken Skewers with Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

Thanks for the story, Lauren. Not.

I’m really bad at NOT sharing the vastly unimportant news that is happening in my life. Clearly.

But, I assume it’s part of my appeal. It’s why I still get people visiting this crazy blog of mine.

“Here’s a story about my life and a delicious recipe! Nope, no segue included. You’re welcome!”

………

….

Please keep coming back.

Pineapple Chicken Skewers with Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

Anyways, disregarding everything I typed above, lets talk about these skewers! Pineapple Chicken Skewers with Homemade Teriyaki Sauce. I am on board with this whole idea. Also, I’m on a skewer kick.

These were the bomb. And homemade teriyaki sauce is totally a thing. A very delicious thing. A few minutes on the grill and you’ll have a really healthy, super tasty dinner.

If you don’t have a BBQ or outdoor grill, you can use a grill pan on your stovetop or use the broiler. Just make sure you baste well and test the chicken for doneness before eating. Easy peasy!

Get the printable recipe below. Have a great day, friends!

5 from 1 vote

Pineapple Chicken Skewers with Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

These skewers are packed with fresh pineapple, chicken, peppers and red onions and basted with a delicious and sweet homemade teriyaki sauce. Definitely a perfect meal for the grill!
servings 4 servings
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins

Ingredients

For the skewers:

  • 2 lbs chicken tenders cut into large chunks
  • 1 yellow pepper seeded and cut into chunks
  • 1 red pepper seeded and cut into chunks
  • 1 red onion peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1/2 whole, fresh pineapple cut into chunks

for the homemade teriyaki sauce:

  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds

Instructions

  • Preheat outdoor grill, whether gas or charcoal.
  • Soak wooden skewers in water for a few hours prior, if using wooden skewers. *This is not a part of the recipe total time.*
  • Slide chicken, peppers, onion and pineapple onto the skewers, alternating as you go. Set aside.
  • For the homemade teriyaki sauce, measure all ingredients into a small pot. Whisk together and bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to simmer gently until sauce has thickened slightly. Remove from heat.
  • Place skewers onto hot grill and baste with sauce. Continue cooking and basting as you go until chicken is thoroughly cooked, about 3 to 4 minutes per side.
  • Serve skewers over brown rice.
  • **If you want to use the remaining teriyaki sauce over the cooked skewers, place pot back on the heat and bring back up to a bubble to kill any potential germs from basting raw chicken.

Nutrition

Calories: 544kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 56g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 3517mg | Potassium: 1297mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 50g | Vitamin A: 1125IU | Vitamin C: 151mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 3mg
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Pineapple Chicken Skewers
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  1. Deb Harris

    I just found your blog & can’t wait to try these skewers, they look great. I think I’ll be reading a lot more of your blog. I tried to sign up for email subscription but got message that it was deactivated. Any chance of email subscription? Thanks

  2. Chels

    Same thing when we moved into our house over a year ago. I finally had a huge bathtub (w/jets – which I’ve turned on once) and I rarely use it. Except on Sunday, sometimes. On Sunday’s I take a soak after the kids are in bed because you know, party is over come Monday and it’s just me and my kids again. Hubs is off to work, lol!

  3. Mary Arthur

    I searched for this recipe to comment on because it is one of my (many) favorites and also because you posted it on my birthday! The homemade sauce sends this over the top! I make it whenever I want to celebrate me! Thank you for being real and sharing with us all the ups and downs of living a busy life with three kids and a sometimes absent husband! You rock!

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