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Grilled Pineapple Chicken Kebabs Recipe

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.

Pineapple Chicken Skewers

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
Sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper

cubed pineapples
assorted green peppers

Pineapple Chicken Kebab Skewers

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.

pineapple chicken kebabs with mazola corn oil

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:

Corn Oil vs Olive Oil Infographic

  • I could do this. I love dinner out of the slow cooker, and the kids do too. And I could put anything on a skewer and they will think it’s cool and delicious.

    In this case, they’d be right.

  • Andrea Kruse

    Those pineapple chicken kebabs look amazing! I already love grilling pineapple on the BBQ, but I bet my kids would love these with lots of veggies. Love the simple flavors of rosemary and oregano in this recipe.

  • TerriAnn

    Ooh, this sounds so yummy. I love pineapple and everything tastes better over the grill!

  • Liz Mays

    I usually do grilled chicken with BBQ sauce, but this sounds really good! I LOVE pineapple!

  • Dianne

    We always eat the same old chicken. I’d love to try this and hope my family likes it.

  • Ray

    This looks good, I just discovered that I like grilled pineapple now I have to try to make it on my own.

  • Alison

    Oh this looks so amazing! I’ve been entering into a Pineapple kick lately and this looks easy to make!

  • Tina

    I love pineapple and chicken and this sounds easy enough to make so I may try to make it this weekend. Thanks for sharing!

  • Crystal

    Those have me daydreaming about summertime. I love to bbq, but the weather isn’t always permitting. I need to get a stovetop grill.

  • Hilly

    Although I don’t eat meat at all, I must admit that this looks delicious!

  • Donna

    That looks so fresh and delicious, Penelope! Pineapple is my favorite fruit, too! This reminds me that I need a new grill pan.

  • Kate

    This is one of my favorite summer meals. I love adding baby potatoes and mushrooms too!

  • Colleen

    Yum pineapple is a great fruit for a kabob. I use it often with my own.

  • Mandy

    I love Pineapple anything so I’ll be sure to try this recipe!

  • Billie

    I would love everything but the peppers. I bet grilled pineapple tastes amazing.

  • Jenny

    These sound delicious. I like that it’s a healthy dinner option.

  • Jenn

    I bet these are delicious, I’m a huge fan of pineapple.

  • Tammy

    I love the colors in this dish. Since we have mild temperatures pretty much all winter we grill a lot, the perk of living in the south 🙂

  • Matea

    I love chicken-pineapple combination! Great recipe! Will try it for sure!

  • Lesha

    I’m not sure if I ever tried kebabs before, but they sure look amazing!

  • Valerie Remy-Milora

    Oh those look scrumptious! living in sunny Los Angeles, we do a lot of grilling. These are going in my recipe file. Yum!

  • Raijean

    This looks amazing. all I use is Mazola, they have the best cooking oil.

  • vanessa

    These look absolutely amazing. I love Pineapple and I’ve never put it in my Kebabs. I’ll definitely have to try these.

  • Marcie W.

    This dish looks fabulous and I had no idea corn oil was better for lowing cholesterol.