Chicken + Pineapple Skewers

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This hot little number is something that happened after deciding one day at work, I needed pineapple.

I mean, come on…. who doesn’t like pineapple???

Lord knows when ever I encounter it, its as if the angels above sing an all holy song (and maybe do a little dance to accompany it) and I just cant get enough of its amazing-ness!

Its easy enough and is very versatile… after all, you know what they say about pineapple… they are the freaking essence of summer!

With that said, get your minds out of the gutter and cook up some summer!

 

Preheat oven to 400F

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Ingredients 

Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs; cut into 1″ pieces

3/4 Cup Brown Sugar

3/4 Cup Pineapple Juice

Pineapple Chunks

2 Garlic Cloves; minced

Cooked Jasmine Rice

Salt + Pepper to taste

Green Onions; thinly sliced

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Measure our your ingredients and have a large bowl on stand by…. this pineapple concoction needs plenty of room to make its magic happen…

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Next you want to rinse and pat your chicken dry…

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Cut into 1″ pieces ad set aside.

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In the large bowl we have on stand by… add your pineapple juice, brown sugar, garlic, and salt + pepper to taste…

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Whisk well and watch it get all happy and stuff!!!!

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Weeeee! (forgive me, I’ve had a bit of wine this evening)

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Toss your chicken into the happy mixture and again, toss to coat.

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Would you look at that! As this happens, all I can hear are the angels singing and urging us on along this great adventure…

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But really… look at that chicken though… Nothing but good things can come of this…

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Soak your skewers in water for at least a half hour so they dont burn to a crisp…

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Then set up an assembly line of sorts… repeat after me… chicken, pineapple, wine… chicken, pineapple, wine…

JUST KIDDING!

Its really chicken, pineapple, chicken pineapple, etc…

Although, if you want to add wine into the mix, go ahead and blame me… I’ll take the wrap!

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After you have exhausted all of your chicken, skewer any remaining pineapple…. waste not, want not and all….

Then pour the remaining marinade over the skewers.

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Now we have two options here… we can either grill these, or bake them…

If you decide to bake them like I did, bake at 400F for about 10 minutes then flip….

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Bake an additional 10-12 minutes or until the chicken is cooked thoroughly.

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Would you look at that…

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Pure pineapple magic… Somewhere out there the island gods are rejoicing….

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What I did was serve them over steaming Jasmine Rice…. once I bedded the skewers over the rice, I topped it with orange zest and sliced green onions.

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Mind you the rice is bland unless you dress it up a bit.. feel free to add a dash of soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, etc. Whatever you are feeling at the time!

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Enjoy!

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Oh, I almost forgot!!!!

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No big deal, but its also an obligation the eat this dish with chop sticks….

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Dont argue…. just do….

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I promise, it just adds to the pineapple experience!

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CIAO!

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