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BBQ Pineapple Chicken Kabobs

BBQ Pineapple Chicken Kabobs - So saucy, so sticky, and just so darn good! The chicken is perfectly tender with chunks of fresh pineapple, pepper and onion!

So saucy, so sticky, and just so darn good! The chicken is perfectly tender with chunks of fresh pineapple, pepper and onion!

BBQ Pineapple Chicken Kabobs - So saucy, so sticky, and just so darn good! The chicken is perfectly tender with chunks of fresh pineapple, pepper and onion!

Happy July 4th!

I hope all of you will spend your day sunbathing, barbecuing and eating lots and lots of hot dogs.

We will be at a Dodger game, eating lots and lots of Dodger dogs, of course.

But since that’s a night game, most of our day will consist of these BBQ pineapple chicken kabobs!

BBQ Pineapple Chicken Kabobs - So saucy, so sticky, and just so darn good! The chicken is perfectly tender with chunks of fresh pineapple, pepper and onion!

With a super simple garlicky-bbq-teriyaki marinade, the chicken comes out so beautifully saucy, sticky, sweet and sour.

Combine that with chunks of fresh pineapple, red bell pepper and onion.

It’s just absolute perfection, especially with an ice cold margarita in your other hand.

BBQ Pineapple Chicken Kabobs

So saucy, so sticky, and just so darn good! The chicken is perfectly tender with chunks of fresh pineapple, pepper and onion!

2 hours 30 minutes20 minutes


  • 2/3 cup barbecue sauce
  • 2/3 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 2 cups fresh pineapple chunks
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 sweet onion, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. In a medium bowl, combine barbecue sauce, teriyaki sauce, garlic and ginger. Reserve 1/2 cup and set aside.
  2. In a gallon size Ziploc bag or large bowl, combine barbecue sauce mixture and chicken; marinate for at least 2 hours to overnight, up to 8 hours, turning the bag occasionally. Drain the chicken from the marinade.
  3. Thread chicken, pineapple, bell pepper and onion onto skewers. Brush with canola oil; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Preheat grill to medium heat.
  5. Add skewers to grill, and cook, turning occasionally, until the chicken is completely cooked through, reaching an internal temperature of 165 degrees F, about 10 minutes. Brush skewers with reserved barbecue sauce mixture, cooking for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  6. Serve immediately.

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  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    This was delicious, and I will definitely make it again. Since there are only two of us, I halved the recipe. Should have stuck with the original amounts! I changed it, though, to match what I had in the fridge. I used chicken thigh pieces; doubled the bell pepper since we really like them; used canned pineapple chunks (in juice); and cooked the pieces in a big skillet. 

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    These were delicious, just followed the recipe exactly.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Absolutely scrumptious! I am making this again for Father’s Day

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Wow! This appeared in my FB feed this morning and just had to take advantage of a great grilling night. I was too lazy to do skewers, so I just marinated about 2.p pounds of thin chicken tenders and the veggies (which i cooked in a veggie grill pan). My family loved it so much. The sauce is delicious and I plan to try it on steak too.

  5. I didn’t have Teriyaki,or BBQ Sauce, instead I mixed
    Tamari, Ketchup, Fish Sauce, Garlic, Brown Sugar, Rice Wine Vinegar, and a bit of Sweet Chili Thai Sauce…
    Worked well…
    All the other ingredients as star in the Recipe…

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    YUM! Made these last night, I could’ve sworn when I was in the grocery store that I had grabbed Teriyaki sauce but instead my hand decided to reach for some stir fry sauce, I was scared to try it but it was still delicious! I had made these along with some brats. Mondays are rough so I figured why not something easy to do.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Haven’t made these yet. Anyway to make these without a grill? Is there a way to make them in an oven?

  8. I am gonna make it soon but I have teriyaki marinade at home , not teriyaki sauce . Will it give different taste if I use teriyaki marinade instead of teriyaki sauce ?

  9. I am making these tonight so your answer may come too late but it’s raining so I’m going to broil these kabobs hoping they will be almost as good as grilling.  Have you ever broiled them?    

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    I made these last night on my Weber kettle. They were delicious and easy. Everything I have tried from this site has been very good.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Made these last night. Prep was quick and easy. The flavor combination was outstanding in my opinion. I served it with basmati rice and sugar snap peas. Garnished with scallions and chopped roasted almonds. My husband and I both loved it. One note: I used canned pineapple “in 100% juice”, as in the past I’ve had problems with fresh pineapple over-tenderizing meat.

  12. I am going to prep everything and take with us camping this weekend. What kind of bbq sauce and teriyaki sauce do you reccomend? There are so many different kinds and I have no idea which to use.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    I made these tonight and they were fantastic! I did however tweaked them. I used boneless chicken thighs, cleaned really well, and some chuck steak chunks. Also added some sriracha sauce and crushed red peppers flakes to the marinade. Thank you for this recipe, my wife loved it, especially with the homemade margaritas we made. Perfect!

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    So delicious! Made these tonight! Yum 🙂

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Best kabobs I’ve made!!!!! Whole family loved them.

  16. I have made this recipe twice and the marinade is delicious! It works so well with the grilled chicken and veggies. Thanks for a great recipe!

  17. Do you have the calories?

    • Hi Nicole! Nutritional information is provided only for select and some new recipes at this time. However, if it is not available for a specific recipe, we recommend using free online resources at your discretion (you can Google “nutritional calculator”) to obtain such information. Hope that helps!

  18. WOW! Sooooooo GOOD!!!

  19. Rice is great with this!

  20. Delicious,  added Tab of Sirachi sauce, added about 3 Tab ginger to the marinade!!!!

  21. Made this last night for husband and 2 teens, and like so many of your recipes, it was delicious! Thanks for keeping it delicious and easy! You’re one of my go to recipe sites.

  22. I was wondering if you think this could be made with tofu instead of chicken? I am having a BBQ and wanted to make these but also have an option for vegetarians who are coming. Love your recipes!

    Thank you!

  23. Made this over the weekend for my husband and three kids.(10,8,5)  They  all loved it. It was a very fun, easy, and tasty recipe that had a nice wow factor for the kids especially being served on skewers and easy clean up too! We will definitely make this again. We served it with Jasmine rice. Thank you! 

  24. I made these last night and they were delicious! I never thought of mixing BBQ and Teriyaki sauce. The flavors from both really stand out and create that perfect sweet and spicy tang. My husband and I now have lunch for two days this week! I will definitely be making these again before the summer ends!

  25. This is DELICIOUS!!! Even my ever so picky husband liked it!  We have tried so many of your grilling recipes this summer because it’s been just to dang hot in South Carolina to even think about cooking in the kitchen! We haven’t had one yet that disappoints! Thanks for sharing them!

  26. Recipe looks delicious and I cannot wait to try it! I think think my little ones will even enjoy this!

    Question – what is the chili sauce that is in the picture? Is this a dipping sauce?

  27. If I wanted to make these stove top or in the oven, what temps/times would you recommend as a general grilling to indoors ratio? 

  28. Hi Chungah,
    This recipe looks terrific and I can’t wait to try it!
    Quick question before I do – what is the barbecue sauce you use? Home made of bottle bought?
    Would appreciate your feedback.

  29. Hi! How far in advance could I make the marinade? Could it be frozen and then thawed when needed? Thank you! I love all your recipes!