In the Summertime, you grill. Period. If you don’t know how to grill, you better learn, because as far as I’m concerned, it’s not Summer without grillin’. Of course, that’s just my own personal opinion; I have lots of them. Probably way too many. Just ask my hubby. Or my mom. Or my second grade teacher.

Honestly, one of my favorite grilled things to eat is chicken breast marinated in my favorite marinade, Lime Ponzu. It’s so amazingly simple, and the chicken turns out so sweet and juicy. We were having company recently and I thought the Ponzu marinated chicken would be great to serve along with my grilled corn salad and pineapple rice. Then I took it a step further and thought, “why not do a Ponzu shish-kabob with red peppers, red onions and pineapple?” Perfect! So that’s what we did and boy am I glad! Those kabobs were amazing! The chicken was perfectly tender and juicy, and the peppers, onions and fresh pineapple paired so well with the Ponzu- almost kind of a “Hawaiian” flavor. Totally delicious! We’ve made them twice since then! If you’re looking for a great grilling meal- look no further, because these are as easy as they come, yet really, really flavorful and delicious!

Easy Grilled Chicken Shish-Kabobs

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
1/2-3/4 cup Lime Ponzu (You can find this in the Asian section of the grocery store, next to the soy sauce)
3 red peppers, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
1 large red onion, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
1 fresh pineapple, cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks
freshly ground black pepper to taste
skewers (wooden or metal- if you use wooden, make sure to soak them in water for at least 30 minutes before grilling so they won’t catch on fire)

Place the cut up chicken in a large ziploc bag with the marinade. (*Save 2 or 3 tablespoons of the Ponzu for later use.) Refrigerate for at least 1-2 hours.
Take out the chicken and dispose of the marinade. To assemble the kabobs, place the red pepper first, then the chicken, then the pineapple, then the onion, then repeat with the same order. Try to fit two of everything on each skewer. You’ll end up with around 12-14 skewers.
Grill the kabobs over medium-high heat for about 8-11 minutes, turning 3 or 4 times, until the chicken is cooked through. Occasionally brush with the reserved marinade and season with the pepper. Remove from heat. Serve with rice and a cold salad and enjoy! Serves 4-6.

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14 Comments »

  1. Pineapple is one my favorite foods when it’s grilled. This looks like the best summer meal!

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    Comment by patty — July 1, 2010 @ 6:07 PM

  2. yum looks delicious! i loveeee grilled pineapple!

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    Comment by ashley — July 1, 2010 @ 6:35 PM

  3. Wow, these look delicious! I love kabobs, and the Lime Ponzu sounds amazing! I will definitely have to look for this product~

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    Comment by Kathy @ The Sugar Queen — July 2, 2010 @ 9:47 AM

  4. oh, I love it! looks so delicious!

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    Comment by Paula — July 2, 2010 @ 12:34 PM

  5. Those look and sound so very tasty! I think I might add mushrooms or zucchini just for more texture. I love meals where there’s so much flavor and color going on! Thanks for what looks like it could be a new summer family favorite.

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    Comment by Margo — July 2, 2010 @ 3:30 PM

  6. Margo- mushrooms and zucchini sound great!! That’s the beauty of stuff like this; you can add anything that floats your boat! I really hope you enjoy these!

    -Amy

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    Comment by amy — July 2, 2010 @ 3:52 PM

  7. This looks phenonmenal!

    I miss my outdoor space SO much! And our apartment’s “community” grill is too far away from the actual apartment. Oh well!

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    Comment by Jennifer — July 3, 2010 @ 2:35 PM

  8. Ooh, this looks so good! I love shish0kabobs! I’ll have to try out that lime ponzu.

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    Comment by Karly — July 3, 2010 @ 9:34 PM

  9. Yum! Oh my, this looks and sounds delish! Can’t wait to make this!

    xxMK
    Delightful Bitefuls

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    Comment by Mary — July 6, 2010 @ 3:55 PM

  10. Chicken is marinating and fruit and veggies cut up will assemble and grill later today. Will let you know what everyone says after supper tonight!

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    john Reply:

    Turned out well everyone liked it. So colorful and the pineapple was amazing!

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    amy Reply:

    Great! So happy they were enjoyed!

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    Comment by john — May 27, 2012 @ 10:35 AM

  11. i’ll try this today

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    Comment by autumn — July 14, 2013 @ 1:59 PM

  12. Can’t print the whole page just the ingredients whats up with that?

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    Comment by Donna — July 21, 2013 @ 2:10 PM

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