Grilled Sweet and Sour Chicken Kabobs Recipe

A couple of weeks ago, all I was craving was Chinese food (and I’m not even pregnant).
And I didn’t want to make it myself- I wanted real take-out Chinese food (well, American Chinese food) in the cute take-out boxes, so I sent my husband to the local Chinese place and he game home with a HUGE box full of all kinds of entrees, egg rolls, wontons, and lo mein.  It was incredibly delicious, but I felt pretty full from all the deep-fried food.  My husband and I were talking about how we could make Chinese food a little lighter; all the flavor without all the fat. We marinated the chicken in sweet and sour sauce (my favorite!) and the end result was incredible! This meal was definitely a home run.

Serves: 6

Grilled Sweet and Sour Chicken Kabobs

Tender and flavorful chicken with peppers, onions, and pineapple all grilled together.

3 hr, 10 Prep Time

20 minCook Time

3 hr, 30 Total Time

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  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts (cut into bite-sized pieces)
  • 1 1/4 cups sweet and sour sauce (divided)
  • 1 red bell pepper (cut into bite-sized pieces)
  • 1 green bell pepper (cut into bite-sized pieces)
  • 1 pineapple (cut into bite-sized pieces)
  • 1 onion (cut into bite-sized pieces)


  1. Place cut chicken in a large resealable bag.
  2. Pour 1 cup sweet and sour sauce on top of the chicken and seal bag (save the rest of the sauce for basting while grilling).
  3. Put chicken in the fridge and let marinate for at least 3 hours (or up to 24 hours).
  4. If using bamboo skewers, soak them in water for at least 20 minutes before using to prevent burning.
  5. After chicken is finished marinating, thread chicken, peppers, pineapple, and onion onto skewers.
  6. After all the chicken, peppers and onions are threaded on skewers, discard bag with marinade.
  7. Place skewers on grill over medium heat and cook until chicken is completely cooked through and vegetables are tender, turning a couple times to make sure each side is cooked.
  8. Baste as needed with remaining sweet and sour sauce.

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8 Responses to “Grilled Sweet and Sour Chicken Kabobs Recipe”

  1. Gwendolyn
    Hi, I would really love to try the recipe: "Grilled Sweet and Sour Chicken Kabobs"; that is 'your new version' of it with down sized calories. It calls for sweet and sour sauce; what product do you use for that? Thank You, Gwendolyn

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