Grilled Jerk Chicken Kabobs with Pineapple

Chicken is brought to life with  a homemade jerk seasoning and then grilled to perfection with the addition of pineapple. 
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Jamican
Keyword: chicken kabobs, grilled chicken kabobs, Jerk Chicken
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Marinate: 4 hours
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 224kcal
Author: Kristen Chidsey

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup avocado oil or melted coconut oil or canola oil if not paleo
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 inch piece of ginger peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 habaneros or jalapeno peppers cut into large chunks, unseeded (for more authentic jerk--use habeneros--I just happened to have jalapenos)
  • 3 garlic cloves peeled
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey or agave
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried allspice
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1" chunks
  • 1/2 fresh pineapple peeled, cored and diced into 1" wedges
  • 4 metal skewers or wooden skewers that have been soaked in water or 30 minutes.

Instructions

  • Blend together everything but the chicken and the pineapple, until smooth.
  • Pour the marinade over the chicken and let sit in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes and up to 4 hours.
  • Heat grill or charcoal to medium-high temperature.
  • Thread the chicken unto skewer, alternating with pieces of fresh pineapple.
  • Grill chicken for 6 minutes per side.
  • Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Grilled Jerk Chicken Kabobs with Pineapple
Amount Per Serving
Calories 224 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 715mg 30%
Potassium 580mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 19g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 14g
Protein 24g 48%
Vitamin A 3.5%
Vitamin C 78.1%
Calcium 3.5%
Iron 5.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.