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These ginger pineapple chicken kabobs are amazingly easy to make. There's some ginger and habanero pepper added to kick things up a notch. | tchakayiti.com

Grilled Pineapple Chicken Kabobs

These grilled pineapple chicken kabobs are marinated with pineapple juice seasoned with ginger and hot habanero pepper.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Resting time 3 hours 30 minutes


  • 1 lb of chicken breast
  • 1 can of pineapple slices
  • Kabob skewers I used about 20 mini ones, with the longer ones you’ll probably need 10 or 12

For the marinade

  • 8 oz pineapple juice
  • 3 garlic heads chopped
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 small piment bouc chopped
  • 3 lime juice

For the kabobs

  • Pineapple Slices
  • 1 bell pepper

For the glaze

  • Pineapple juice from the can
  • Marinade juice
  • Fresh Grated Ginger
  • 6 tbsp of Sugar
  • Pepper to taste
  • 2-3 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsp of cornstarch


Marinating the chicken

  1. Prepare the marinade by mixing all the ingredients listed above
  2. Cut the chicken breast into thick chunks
  3. Pour the marinade over those chunks
  4. Let marinate for at least three hours

For the glaze

  1. In a pot, mix the sugar and cornstarch
  2. Dissolve with the pineapple juice
  3. Incorporate the remaining ingredients
  4. Bring to a boil
  5. Reduce the heat and simmer until your glaze thickens up
  6. Let cool

For the kabobs

  1. Alternate the marinated chicken with a piece of bell pepper and pineapple
  2. Pour some of the cooled glaze over the skewers
  3. Dip any leftover pineapple slices in the glaze
  4. Let rest for about 30 minutes making sure all sides are coated evenly
  5. Light up your grill
  6. Place the chicken skewers on the grill
  7. Cook evenly making sure to brush on more glaze as you go
  8. Let caramelize
  9. Once the chicken is halfway ready, add the pineapple slices
  10. Grill on both sides
  11. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

The longer the chicken marinates, the better it will taste. So please make sure to give it some time.