Chicken Pineapple Kabob-Paleo

Over the past few weeks we have been doing quite a bit of barbecuing.  The weather in Florida in May is generally close to perfect.  The evenings have been mild and slightly cool, with a slight breeze from the east.  It is just too pleasant hanging out on our porch in the evenings. Lighting up the grill to take advantage of this perfection seems like a no brainer.

We've enjoyed the following recipe a few times lately because it was so easy and tasty.  I have used chicken breast but recommend the thighs for a moister, tastier end product.  Of course, kabobs are a flexible recipe, so add or delete food items as desired.  This particular evening, we served the kabobs with grilled sweet potatoes and grilled zucchini slices.  Yum!


2 pounds chicken thigh or breast (boneless/skinless), cut in 1- 1 1/2 inch chunks
1/2 fresh pineapple, cut in large chunks
1/2 medium sweet onion, cut in wedges
1/2 pound baby bella mushrooms, cut in half
Marinade
1/2 cup white wine vinegar
1/2 cup olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 Tbsp coconut aminos
1 Tbsp. minced fresh ginger
1/4 tsp. sea salt and fresh ground black pepper

Place the chicken in the marinade for at least 1 hour.  Alternate chicken, pineapple, onion and mushrooms on skewers.  Place on hot grill and grill until chicken is done and veggies are tender.  Use the marinade to brush over the kabobs frequently.  Cooking time will depend on how hot the grill is and the size and cut of the veggies, but roughly 15-20 minutes.  Using metal skewers means that there is no concern for the skewers getting burned.  If you use wooden skewers, soak them thoroughly before adding the food.  Serves 4.



6 comments:

  1. Yum! who doesn't love grilled pineapple! I like that you recommended chicken thighs, they would be best, I think, as well.
    What can you tell us about coconut aminos? Is OG soy sauce not paleo? or is it simply a matter of taste/preference?

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    1. Thanks, Doreen. I think the chicken thighs almost always work better, so much more flavor. Soy sauce is not Paleo, even the gluten free varieties, because it is made from soy, which is restricted. The coconut amino is an excellent, tasty substitute.

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  2. Yum! Pineapple makes everything better, including kabobs. :)

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    1. Thanks Carol, yes we love when fresh pineapple is in season!

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