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Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs

These easy Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs are a delicious dinner that the entire family will love! Easy to make and grilled with fresh vegetables for a filling dinner recipe!

Ya’ll. I am the grilling master.

Ok, so that is not true. More like a grilling novice. For every recipe success I have there are two that are just ok.

That being said, I am not giving up. With every new recipe my grilling skills are improving and I am addicted.

Grilled chicken, steak, pork… We’re making it all and I am bringing you along for the ride. First up? This super simple and amazingly delicious kabob recipe.

Chicken is marinated and combined with fresh fruits and vegetables. From there it is grilled to perfection giving you a quick and tasty summer dinner recipe.

Can you make chicken kabobs in the oven?

YES! Since we live in Utah, and grilling isn’t an option all year long, I did alter the recipe cooking process to give you a new option.

How to bake chicken kabobs:

  1. Soak your wooden skewers. Place all of the ingredients onto the skewers.
  2. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.
  3. Place your skewers on a misted foil lined baking tray.
  4. Bake 15 minutes, flip and bake an additional 10-15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees.

How long do you soak wooden skewers before grilling kabobs?

Wooden skewers are cheap to use but if they are not prepared properly they could cook right along with your food. To avoid burning be sure to soak your skewers in water before threading the food onto the stick. It is best to soak your skewers overnight. If that is not an option, soak for a minimum of 30 minutes.

What vegetables can you make kabobs with?

This recipe calls for chopped pepper, pineapple, and tomatoes. We have also used mushrooms, zucchini, squash, and onion. You can mix it up and use any vegetables you desire.

What should you serve with chicken kabobs?

This recipe is an all-in-one meal. That means you could easily skip the sides all together and only eat the kabobs. However, I have a growing nine year old that craves substance and requires all of the food. Here are a few ideas of what to serve with chicken kabobs:

  • baked potatoes
  • salad
  • pasta salad
  • potato salad
  • biscuits
  • macaroni and cheese

Like this recipe? You will love my:

Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Marinade Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes

These easy Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs are a delicious dinner that the entire family will love! Easy to make and grilled with fresh vegetables for a filling dinner recipe!


  • 1 15oz can of pineapple chunks, juices reserved
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup oil, we use coconut oil
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 2 teaspoon. ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon. dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 green pepper, chopped into squares
  • 1 lb chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes


  1. Combine 1/2 cup of the reserved pineapple juice with the soy sauce, oil, brown sugar, garlic salt, ginger, mustard, and pepper in a small saucepan. Heat to just a simmer and whisk until the brown sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
  2. Place the chicken in a shallow dish. Pour the sauce over the top, cover, and refrigerate 2 hours or overnight.
  3. When ready to cook layer the chicken, green pepper, pineapple, and cherries on kabob sticks.
  4. Grill: Place the skewers on a preheated grill. Cook for 15-20 minutes turning frequently until the chicken reaches the internal temperature of 165 degrees.
  5. Oven: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking tray with foil and mist with non-stick spray. Cook your kabobs 20-30 minutes flipping once halfway through.

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Saturday 3rd of March 2018

If freezing do you freeze before or after griling


Sunday 4th of March 2018

I actually would not recommend freezing this recipe. If you still would like to proceed I would suggest freezing the raw chicken in a ziplock bag with the marinade.


Friday 26th of February 2016

This recipe was a hit! We've probably made it 10+ times and it's in our regular rotation for dinner recipe.. it never disappoints. Thank you!


Thursday 12th of June 2014

This is my 2nd time making these, such a great and easy recipe! Thank you!


Monday 7th of January 2013

Made these tonight and they were sooo yummy!! I think next time I will make double sauce and marinate all 3 meats :)


Monday 7th of January 2013

I'm glad you enjoyed them heather! They are in my top favorite summer recipes. :0)


Tuesday 31st of July 2012

How many does this feed?s


Tuesday 31st of July 2012

it makes 6 kabobs. So assuming two per person, 3 servings!

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