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Chicken kebab with pineapple

3
2
2
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
40 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
10 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
These kebabs were inspired by the Caribbean flavour combination of chicken, fresh pineapple, chile pepper, and lime. Grilling the pineapple gives it smoky depth and enhances its sweetness which is a nice contrast to the spicy marinade. If you like heat, marinate the chicken overnight and, if you don't, 20 minutes will do the trick. Use metal skewers instead of the wooden variety if you have them on hand. For a side dish, slice a red onion into rings and place on the grill with the kebabs. Cook 3 to 4 minutes per side or until charred; chop and toss with cooked rice.

Ingredients

Lime juice

2 tbs

Lime zest

1 tsp

Jalapenos

1 tbs, finely chopped

Skinless chicken breast

500 g, cut into 3cm chunks

Pineapple

1½ cup(s), cut into chunks (345g)

Olive oil

1 tbs

Garlic

2 clove(s), crushed

Oil spray

1 x 3 second spray(s)

Instructions

  1. Combine lime juice, oil, jalapeño and garlic. Add chicken and season with salt and pepper. Turn to coat chicken. Refrigerate, turning occasionally, for at least 20 minutes or overnight.
  2. Heat chargrill or barbecue over medium heat. Remove chicken from marinade. Discard marinade. Thread chicken and pineapple alternately onto skewers (see Cook’s tip). Lightly spray kebabs with oil and cook on chargrill or barbecue for 7 minutes, turning occasionally, until chicken is cooked through. Sprinkle with lime zest. Serve.

Notes

TIP: Soak skewers in cold water for 10 minutes before using to stop them burning during cooking.