Grilled Honey Chicken and Veggie Kebabs
These grilled honey chicken and veggie kebabs: juicy pineapple, tangy red onion, mushroom and flavorful chicken- a stellar combination!
I’m always amazed that I can find and love new chicken marinades. I mean, how many variations can you really have and call it good? Clearly, I still feel the need for growth in this area.
Since I love me a good kebab (or kabob, if you prefer that spelling), I was riding on high hopes for this sweet honey-soy variation. And it delivered in a big way.
Maybe we just haven’t had kebabs enough lately, but comments like “best chicken ever” and “I’ll arm wrestle you for the last kebab” were heard round the dinner table.
The real star of the show, I have to admit, are the veggie skewers highlighted by fresh pineapple.
I don’t know if there is anything more lovely in this world than grilled pineapple. It is a huge favorite of mine, made even better by the notes of salty and sweet in the marinade.
A forkful of juicy pineapple, tangy red onion, a bit of tender mushroom and flavorful chicken and I was nearly undone. Seriously stellar combination.
What To Serve With This:
Any type of pasta salad would be delicious
Or these skillet potatoes
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Grilled Honey Chicken and Veggie Kebabs
- ½ cup low-sodium soy sauce
- ½ cup honey
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
- ⅓ cup vegetable or canola oil
- 2 ½ pounds chicken breasts, cubed
- 2 red bell peppers, cored, seeded and cut into large pieces
- 1 large red onion, cut into large pieces
- 8 ounces white button mushrooms, stemmed
- 2-3 cups fresh pineapple chunks
- In a large bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, honey, pepper, garlic and oil. Measure out 1/4 cup marinade and place in a covered container in the refrigerator to use for grilling. Place the cubed chicken in a large ziploc bag and the vegetables in another ziploc bag. Pour half of the remaining marinade over the chicken and the other half over the vegetables. Seal the bags and refrigerate for at least 2 hours (can be refrigerated up to 24 hours).
- If using wooden skewers, soak them in water 30 minutes prior to cooking. Thread the chicken pieces onto skewers and alternate the veggies/fruit on separate skewers.
- Preheat a grill to medium heat and grill the skewers, flipping every couple of minutes, until the chicken is cooked through (about 7-10 minutes total, depending on the heat of your grill and size of the chicken pieces). The vegetable skewers only need a few minutes per side. Use the reserved marinade to brush over the chicken and veggies during the final minutes of cooking. Serve immediately.
Recipe Source: adapted from allrecipes.com
40 Comments on “Grilled Honey Chicken and Veggie Kebabs”
I just was going to make is tonight and was wondering if you marinated the pineapple in with all the other veggies?
I haven’t but you certainly could!
I know the food can be marinated for up to 24 hours. Can I prepare the marinade even before that? I want to take this camping and would like to make the marinade on Wednesday for dinner on Friday.
We love your site. I talk about you like a friend. Oh we’re having Mel’s recipe for dinner.
Thanks, Jackie – you are so sweet! And yes, you can absolutely make the marinade a few days in advance! That should work great.
Thank you, Mel, for highlighting this one in your “Weekly Menu” feature last week! It is the perfect summer meal, especially alongside the IP Coconut Ginger Rice from your eCookbook. We ended this delightful dinner with your Heath Bar Cake (a first for us but not the last!). Many thanks!!
Sounds like the perfect summer meal!
I made these today. I feel like a grill master. I’ve never grilled much of anything before, but now I’m hooked! Thanks for the great recipe. Totally delicious!
I made the chicken marinated for a few hours and my family devoured it. Yum! They asked me to make it again for our friends and family on vacation this summer. I can’t wait to share.
Hey Mel, I have these on my menu for next week. We have a Traegger grill and I’m not a big pro at grilling so I’m nervous about these on the Traegger. Do you have some advice for how to cook them on a smoker grill versus a charcoal or propane grill? Thank you!
Hi Holly – I have a pellet smoker/grill similar to a Traeger and I’ve found that usually preheating it to 375 for recipes like this works great. Kebabs will cook faster – I made the chipotle chicken kebabs from my site the other day and they were done in about 5-7 minutes.
Mel, I remembered you posting some time ago about having a pellet grill so I felt it was safe to ask! Thanks so much for your reply! I so appreciate your experience and help.
Definitely making these this week! Can’t wait to grill these up! I included a picture and link to these in my Sunday Weekly Menu Plan post this week http://www.bostongirlbakes.com/2016/02/28/sunday-meal-plan-week-1/
These are AMAZING! I did chicken, mushrooms, zucchini, and yellow onion. I like my veggies well done so I did chicken and veggies on the same skewers. The flavor was incredible. I will definitely make these again and again. Even my 2 picky eaters asked for seconds (and thirds) of chicken. Success!
would coconut oil work too? that’s the only thing i have on hand right now haha
Kellie – Definitely worth a try!
This was amazing! Both my kids commented that “the chicken is SO good”.
I made this a couple of weeks ago. It was delicious! I will definitely be adding it to my weeknight rotation. Thanks Mel!
Shared this on facebook today! Easy and DElicious! Thanks, Mel!
This was a delicious dinner tonight, hubby was raving about it! I loved the chicken, but could not get enough of the grilled veggies!! I am only sad that I discovered this so late in the summer, this is such a great grill recipe!
We grill kebabs regularly during the Summer so we fancy ourselves pros on skewers. You stopped me in my tracks with this marinade. It was awesome! I didn’t marinate the pineapple “vegetables”, just cut them into spears and brushed the marinade on while grilling. Perfect, easy, and delicious. I’m wondering if I can I make these twice a week for the next month (then wondering how to make them once the weather turns!).
I couldn’t find skewers so I just put the veggies in a grill basket and the chicken I made filets , omg!!! How can something so simple taste so amazing!! This is a keeper! I’ve been talking about your chicken Mel!! Yay!!! I’m having leftovers today!!
Yum, yum, yum! This was so easy and so delicious! The chicken was SUPER tender and who doesn’t love grilled pineapple and veggies! We had friends over when I made this and the skeptical chicken eater went back for seconds!
Hi Mel; I made this tonight for supper and I couldn’t help myself from proclaiming (repeatedly) how delicious it is! Melted-in-my-mouth-fought-over-the-last-one-delicious. Thanks!!!!
This recipe caught my eye and I knew I had to make it! Made it tonight and it was a huge hit!! My husband couldn’t stop oohing and ahhing the whole dinner! The chicken was delicious and the pineapple was to die for! I didn’t put my veggies on a skewer, but used my grilling pan instead. Turned out fantastic!! Thanks for yet another stellar recipe Mel!
Well, now that you’re here in Minnesota I hope you get a chance to eat all sorts of stuff on sticks at the State Fair!
Mel: Made these tonight for a sunset BBQ at the beach. They traveled well and were delicious. The guests loved them and the child wiillingly ate the grilled vegetables. I used pineapple, green zucchini, yellow zucchini, red pepper, & cherry tomatoes, very colorful and the chicken was great too. I made the lime/sour cream pie for dessert. Of course I confessed I got it all from Mel, so now I’m forwarding your site to them, too. Thanks from all of us.
Oh, marinated pineapple – it sounds delicious. I love grill season, I could grill everything. I am thinking about making bread on the grill, it will make a nice addition.
Another recipe for the ‘need to try this!!!’ File.
I pull more of your recipes then any other blogger I follow 🙂
Dang, you are a rock star. We have friends coming over this weekend (one of whom is a chef–no pressure) and wanted something I could prepare beforehand so I can just chat and drink when they arrive. This’ll be perfect! I love your site all the time but especially when you have inadvertent esp with your devoted readers. Have a wonderful week!
I made these for dinner tonight and they were so tasty! My kids were even willing to eat the veggies! I loved it! Thanks!
Mmmmmm….I loved grilled veggies! I could eat grilled foods all the time and year round!! I just did grilled Turkey Drumsticks!
So do you marinate the pineapple? or no- since it’s a fruit? 🙂 Confused but I’m sure it will be ok either way. 🙂
Hi Denise – yep, I just classified pineapple as a vegetable here. I should have been more clear but I marinated the pineapple with the other veggies.
Mel, I’ve been a fan of your site for a while now but have never commented. You are my go-to site for dinner ideas and I have to say this particular post came just in time for me! Was looking for a recipe to grill for my family tonight and this is perfect! Thanks so much, for all your great recipes. I’ve tried too many to count and I’ve never come across one I didn’t love!
Thanks, Melissa – you made my day!
I love me some kebabs! This sounds like a winner…winner winner chicken dinner, if you will 😉
They look delicious Mel! I just might be putting them on the menu this week.
YUM!!!! Need to try these using potatoes and carrots instead of mushrooms.
I agree with Cookbook Queen- everything is better on a stick! I love kebabs, and can’t wait to try these!
I firmly believe that all foods taste better on a stick. Therefor, this is probably the best chicken recipe of all time. ALL TIME!!