February is Heart Health Month, and in my family we strive to cook meals that are healthier for us. After cooking an amazing recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken Tinga Tacos with Mazola Corn Oil a couple months back that has now become a family staple, I tried some other recipes that lean toward lighter cooking (I’m just not really a fan of foods with heavy sauces or anything fried) and we found another favorite that my family is now requesting again and again.
The Pineapple Chicken Kebabs I’m sharing with you today is a twist on Mazola’s Pineapple-Chicken Skewers with Passion Fruit Glaze (my less fancy version is a result of the fact I don’t usually keep passion fruit nectar in my pantry, otherwise, I’d love to try a tasty and delicious glaze). It’s incredibly tasty and grilled for extra flavor, and most importantly, it’s healthy.
Grilled Pineapple Chicken Kebabs
2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 1/2-2 inch cubes
1 medium red onion, cut into 24 (1-inch) pieces
1 cup pineapple, cubed
1 cup assorted bell peppers, cleaned out and cut into 1 inch pieces
1/2 cup Mazola® Corn Oil
Freshly ground black pepper
1. Combine corn oil, rosemary, and oregano into a bowl and season to taste with salt and pepper. Add chicken and coat. Cover bowl and refrigerate at least four hours (or let marinate overnight).
2. Preheat stovetop grill over high heat.
3. Remove chicken from the marinade and discard marinade. Thread chicken, onion, pineapple and peppers onto each skewer, and repeat until each skewer is full.
4. Grill pineapple chicken skewers on the grill pan for about five minutes, then turn and cook an additional five minutes.
You can find the original recipe for Pineapple Chicken Skewers in addition to many other absolutely delectable recipes at Mazola’s Heart Healthy Library, where a variety of “Heart Healthy” recipes are ready for you to make and enjoy with your own family. Mazola Corn Oil is a heart healthier option than many other, high saturated fat alternatives, and based on a recent study, can help lower cholesterol more than extra virgin olive oil. It has more cholesterol-blocking plant sterols than other cooking oils (4x more plant sterols than olive oil and 40% more than canola oil). It also has a high smoke point that makes it ideal for stir-frying, sautéing, grilling, even baking, and Mazola Corn Oil has a neutral taste that allows the natural flavors of the other ingredients to shine through.
What is your favorite way to enjoy grilled chicken?
Kick off Heart Health Month by learning more from this infographic below: