When it comes to summertime cooking we say keep it simple and fun. This week we're skewering up one of our favorite family kebab recipes for the whole family to enjoy.
>>Scroll down for our flavor packed, kid-friendly Chicken & Pineapple Kebab Recipe>>
Gardener Shanna's Chicken & Pineapple Kebabs
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup pineapple juice
1/2 cup soy sauce
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
4-5 tsp fresh minced garlic
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tbsp fresh minced ginger
salt & pepper to taste
2 lbs boneless chicken cut into cubes
2 orange peppers diced into thick cuts
3-4 cups fresh cubed pineapple (not canned)
1 large red onion cut into 1 1/4 inch pieces
(if using wooden kebabs let soak in water for at least an hour before assembly)
-Mix marinade ingredients together, reserve 1/2 cup of marinade in a separate bowl and pour the rest in a large resealable plastic bag. Add chicken to bag and allow to marinate at least 1 hour (the more marinating the better-up to 12 hours).
-Preheat Grill to about 400 degrees
-Assembling Skewers: Place onion, pineapple and pepper in a bowl. Drizzle with 2 1/2 tbsp of olive oil, salt & pepper to taste and toss gently. Place on skewers alternating with the chicken.
-Brush grill with oil, place skewers on grill and brush with the reserved marinade, cook about 4-5 minutes & flip, brush other side with marinade and grill another 3-5 minutes. Use a meat thermometer and make sure chicken registers at 165 degrees F.
Serve warm with jasmine rice.
Getting kids involved in the kitchen is a fun and hands on way to teach them about nutrition. Most kids know the value of eating healthy and introducing them to new recipes is a wonderful way to keep mealtime a fun and an engaging experience. Preparing healthy meals together helps to provide children with a healthy foundation for future eating habits.