Grilled Chicken, Plantain, and Pineapple Skewers

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Quick Facts

Servings: 8
Cook Time: 25 min.
As these skewers cook, the smells of grilled plantains and pineapple will waft over your senses like a warm tropical breeze.

Ingredients

  • 8 chicken thighs, boneless and skinless, cut into 1 1/2 inch chunks
  • 4 1 oz. strips bacon, cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into 1 1/2 inch chunks
  • 2 plantains, ripe, peeled and cut into 1 1/2 inch chunks
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 Tbs oregano, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • Pineapple Dipping sauce2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, minced
  • 10 ounces jar of pineapple fruit spread

Directions

  • On eight 10-inch skewers, thread chicken, bacon, pineapple and plantains, alternating ingredients. Set skewers on a tray with sides or in a glass baking dish. In small bowl, stir together pineapple juice, lime juice, oregano and garlic cloves. Pour pineapple juice mixture over skewers, turning to coat all sides thoroughly. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, and up to 24 hours, turning skewers occasionally.
  • Before cooking chicken, prepare pineapple sauce.
  • Prepare grill. When coals are hot, lift skewers out of marinade and brush lightly with vegetable oil. Grill over medium-hot coals for about 20 minutes, turning often. Stir remaining marinade into sauce. Boil sauce over hot stove, stirring often, for 4 minutes.
  • Serve skewers hot.
  • Pineapple Dipping SauceIn medium bowl, stir together vegetable oil, minced onion, pineapple fruit spread, and remaining marinade. Boil as instructed before serving.
Recipe courtesy of the National Chicken Council

Nutrition Facts

Calories 498
  Calories from Fat 312 (63%)
(45%)Total Fat 29g
(30%)Saturated Fat 6g
Polyunsaturated Fat 11g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
(26%)Cholesterol 79mg
(3%)Sodium 78mg
(14%)Potassium 504mg
Total Carbohydrate 23g
(8%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 28g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(35%)Protein 17g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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