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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. 

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 224 kcal
Author A Mind Full Mom

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

  1. Blend together everything but the chicken and the pineapple, until smooth.
  2. Pour the marinade over the chicken and let sit in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes and up to 4 hours.
  3. Heat grill or charcoal to medium-high temperature.
  4. Thread the chicken unto skewer, alternating with pieces of fresh pineapple.
  5. Grill chicken for 6 minutes per side.
  6. 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.