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Tropical Chicken and Pineapple Skewers with Coconut-Lime Glaze

Healthy Fact of the Day

The combination of pineapple and meat in cooking is often associated with Hawaiian cuisine, but it actually originated in Brazil. Portuguese traders introduced pineapples to Hawaii in the early 19th century, where the fruit quickly became popular in local dishes.

Ingredients

 

  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 fresh pineapple, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 red onion, cut into 1-inch chunks

 

Marinade:

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp grated fresh ginger

 


Coconut-Lime Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • Pinch of salt

 

For serving:

  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • Lime wedges

 

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, whisk together the marinade ingredients. Add the chicken cubes and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or up to 4 hours.

  2. Soak wooden skewers in water for 30 minutes to prevent burning.

  3. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

  4. Thread marinated chicken, pineapple chunks, bell pepper, and red onion onto skewers, alternating ingredients.

  5. Grill the skewers for 10-12 minutes, turning occasionally, until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are lightly charred.

  6. While skewers are grilling, prepare the glaze. In a small saucepan, whisk together coconut milk, lime juice, brown sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens, about 3-4 minutes.

  7. During the last 2 minutes of grilling, brush the skewers with the coconut-lime glaze.

  8. Remove skewers from the grill and place on a serving platter. Drizzle with remaining glaze, sprinkle with chopped cilantro, and serve with lime wedges.

 

Take a bite of these tropical chicken and pineapple skewers and let the sweet, tangy flavors transport you to a sun-soaked beach paradise – where the gentle sway of palm trees and the rhythmic sound of waves provide the perfect backdrop for this delicious fusion of savory chicken, juicy pineapple, and aromatic coconut-lime glaze!

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