Grilled Island Chicken Kabobs

These Grilled Island Chicken Kabobs are so simple to throw together and are perfect for summer. They are so easy and taste absolutely amazing.

So I signed my kids up for swimming lessons this summer. My 5 year old daughter is like a fish- she loves it.
My 3 year old was so excited to start and on the first day of lessons, he took off running towards the pool and jumped in- completely unattended. Unfortunately, the water was over his head and he kept his mouth open, giving him a mouth full of that lovely chlorinated water.
One of the teachers was in the pool and was able to grab him right after he jumped in, but the damage had already been done.
Needless to say, he is terrified of swimming lessons and cries when it’s time to go. So for now, I have pulled him out of his class and will just try again next year.
Other than that, our summer has been a blast! We love the warm weather and playing outside. We also love to eat outside and I am always on the lookout for delicious grilling recipes. Shish-kabobs were always one of my favorite meals growing up because I thought it was so fun to eat things on a stick.
My kids love eating food on a stick as much as I do- even the vegetables. This recipe is one of my favorites for a quick and easy chicken marinade. You just can’t go wrong with grilled food.

can i make this recipe in the oven?

This recipe tastes best when it is grilled. However, you could easily make these in the oven.

We don’t recommend using the skewers, but just putting out the fruit, veggies, and chicken, on a sprayed cookie sheet or 9 x 13 inch pan, and letting it cook for about 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees, or until the chicken is cooked all the way through.

It would be delicious served over rice with some teriyaki sauce as well.

If you are looking for a more crunchy pineapple exterior, you could also broil it for about 1 minute on each side.

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Serves: 8

Grilled Island Chicken Kabobs

20 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

40 minTotal Time

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  • 2-4 chicken breasts, cut into large bite-size pieces
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice (from about 1-2 lemons if want want to use fresh juice)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 large red onion, cut into large chunks
  • 1 large green pepper, cut into large chunks
  • 1 pineapple, cut into large chunks (you can also used canned pineapple chunks, but I love fresh!)


  1. Combine vegetable oil, lemon juice, soy sauce, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper in a large ziploc bag. Place chicken in bag and make sure all pieces are covered. Put chicken in fridge and let marinate for at least 3 hours (I think that it tastes best when you let it marinate for 8-12 hours- I always try to make it first thing when I wake up in the morning for dinner that night).
  2. If using wooden skewers, let your skewers soak in water for at 15-30 minutes to prevent burning. Skewer chicken, onions, peppers, and pineapple on your sticks until you run out of ingredients.
  3. Turn on grill to medium heat. Place skewers on grill and cook for 7-8 minutes per side or until chicken is no longer pink in the middle (if using a meat thermometer, make sure it registers 165 degrees).
  4. Remove from grill and serve!

Recipe adapted from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe.

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8 Responses to “Grilled Island Chicken Kabobs”

  1. Planned to make these tonight but it started we decided to cook it in the oven. Put the marinated chicken breasts in first then added the veggies/pineapple about halfway through. Served over rice. It was delicious! Perfect blend of flavored and the marinade was great.

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