February 25, 2021

I found some nice, big $1.48 a pound chicken breasts at Winco. Time to fire the grill and make some skewers.

Hawaiian Chicken Skewers
1/3 cup ketchup
1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup canned pineapple juice
4 Tbsp olive oil , divided, plus more for brushing grill
2 Tbsp rice vinegar
4 garlic cloves , minced
1 inch knob minced ginger
1 tsp sesame oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 lbs boneless , skinless chicken breast, chopped into 1 inch cubes
Fresh cubed pineapple (about 3/4 of 3 lb pineapple)
2 large green peppers , diced into 1 inch pieces
1 large red onion , diced into 1 inch pieces
In a mixing bowl whisk together ketchup, brown sugar, soy sauce, pineapple juice, 2 Tbsp olive oil, rice vinegar, garlic, ginger and sesame oil. Stir in salt and pepper, to taste.
Place chicken in a gallon size resealable bag. Reserve 1/2 cup of the marinade in refrigerator then pour remaining marinade over chicken. Seal bag and refrigerate 1 hour (meanwhile soak 10 wooden skewer sticks in water for 1 hour).
Preheat a grill to 400°F. Meanwhile, drizzle remaining 2 Tbsp olive oil over red onion, bell pepper and pineapple and toss. Season red onion and bell pepper with salt and pepper, then thread red onion, bell pepper, pineapple and chicken onto skewers until all of the chicken has been used.
Brush grill grates with olive oil then place skewers on grill. Grill 5 minutes then brush along tops with 1/4 cup of remaining marinade. Rotate to opposite side and brush remaining 1/4 cup of marinade on opposite side.
Allow to grill about 4 minutes longer, or until chicken registers 165°F in center on an instant read thermometer. Serve warm.
Hawaiian chicken skewers

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