Piña Colada Kabobs

How do you make Kabobs?

While Kabobs sound fancy and seem hard, they are actually a really unique and simple way to dress up almost any assortment of meats, fruits and vegetables. All that you need to to get cooking is a grill, skewers like this and your choice of ingredients. The key to making Kabobs easy and simple is to pick ingredients that go well together and after chopping are roughly the same size so that they cook evenly. 
 

Now let’s get down to business. Piña Colada’s are just all around awesome. I can’t hear “Piña Colada” without immediately hearing “If you like Piña Colada’s” ( Escape by Rupert Holmes) in my head. All joking aside – they smell and taste like summer. There is something about that coconut-pineapple duo that just really knocks it out of the park. 

I envisioned this recipe late one night while cleaning the kitchen – I had a pineapple sitting out and I thought three things. (1) I hope it’s actually ripe and not gross. (2) Pineapple’s are not from a pine tree nor an apple tree – what’s with the name? (3) Man…. a piña colada sounds tasty. I knew that I didn’t have the ingredients to make that drink. I started to begrudgingly put the dishes away from dinner (Sun-dried Tomato Kabobs ) and then it hit me – why not make Piña Colada Kabobs?


What I love about this recipe:

This recipe is so simple and yields so much flavor that it’s hard to deny! The sweet coconut sauce drizzled on the caramelized pineapple and accompanied by perfectly grilled peppers and chicken is simply irresistible. This recipe would be perfect for dinner and an excellent way to show off your awesome cooking skills at a party!

This recipe is very versatile – you could add pineapple juice to the sauce or even add other fruits and veggies to the kabob itself! We hope you really enjoy this recipe and let us know your thoughts in the comments!

Piña Colada Kabobs

Level up your grilling game with these decadent pińa colada kabobs with sweet grilled pineapple, peppers, mouthwatering chicken and an amazing coconut cream sauce!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 294 kcal

Equipment

  • kabob skewers

Ingredients
  

Kabobs

  • 2 lb chicken breasts boneless, skinless and cubed
  • 1 pineapple peeled and cubed
  • 3 sweet bell peppers red, yellow and orange make the best kabobs
  • 1 small red onion onion, quartered
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Coconut Cream Sauce

  • 1 5.3 oz vanilla coconut yogurt we like to use greek, too
  • 1/4 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Instructions
 

  • Place all of the chopped pineapple, chicken, peppers and onion into a bowl. Mix in the olive oil, salt and pepper.
  • Preheat the grill to medium/high heat. Then, alternating between ingredients, begin to string all pieces onto the kabob skewers. I like to keep mine close together, but you should be aware that this can prevent them from cooking throughouly if you are not paying close attention.
  • Place the kabob skewers onto the grill and cover, letting cook for 3-4 minutes. At the 4 minute mark, flip the skewers over and reapeat at the 8 minute mark - the goal is to get a nice char on every side!
  • While the grill is working it's magic, mix all sauce ingredients into a bowl and whisk until it combines. If you have a small blender (lik a magic bullet), you could use that as well.
  • When the skewers are done (165° internal chicken temp), let them rest for 2-3 minutes on a plate and then drizzle the coconut sauce on top. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 294kcalCarbohydrates: 27.8gProtein: 35.6gFat: 4.6gSaturated Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 98mgPotassium: 866mgSugar: 21.1gCalcium: 58mgIron: 1mg
Keyword chicken, grilling, kabob, pina colada, sweet potato
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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Tara

    5 stars
    Oh yum! You had me at coconut cream sauce! Such a fun and flavorful way to dress up kabobs for summer grilling season.

  2. Sara Welch

    5 stars
    Enjoyed these for dinner tonight and it did not disappoint! The kabobs were easy and delicious and the coconut sauce was the perfect touch; delicious!

  3. Nathan

    5 stars
    Wow, I never would of thought to translate pina coladas into a kebab! This looks delicious, especially that coconut cream sauce. Can’t wait to give it a try!

  4. Sharon

    5 stars
    These are easily becoming a favorite this grilling season! The sweet pineapple and the coconut cream sauce are so tasty on it!

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