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Sweet and Sour Chicken Kabobs

Chicken in an easy sweet and sour marinade threaded on kabobs with pineapple and vegetables makes a healthy dinner recipe that is fun to eat!  Sweet and Sour Chicken Kabobs are a new favorite meal for our family!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Sweet and Sour Chicken Kabobs
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Refrigerate in Marinade 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 227kcal
Author Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life



  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup reserved pineapple juice
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • 2 1/2 cups small cubes of chicken about 2 whole chicken breasts
  • 1 can pineapple chunks drained, reserve juice for marinade
  • 1 green pepper cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • mushroom caps



  • Combine marinade ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer.
  • Simmer for five minutes and cool.

Chicken Kabobs

  • Cut chicken into bite size pieces. Marinate pieces for at least one hour.
  • Drain and discard marinade. Thread kabob pieces on skewers. Grill for about 10 minutes or roast in the oven 10 - 15 minutes.


  • Cut meat into small, uniform pieces
  • Marinate meat for a minimum of one hour, up to overnight
  • Cut vegetables into bite-sized pieces similar to the size of the meat
  • If the edges of the peppers stick out past the other items on the skewer the peppers may burn on the grill
  • Cut stems off mushrooms to increase eye appeal on the kabob
  • If using onions keep 2-3 layers together to prevent burning
  • Thread pieces of food on the skewers so that they touch, but are not pressed together
  • The chicken is prone to sticking to the grill, so be sure to oil the grill grates before making these kabobs
  • When turning kabobs try to pick up a piece of chicken with the tongs as the vegetables may break off the skewer easier than chicken
  • Thread extra vegetables and meat in a grill basket to cook along with skewers
  • Discard extra marinade to avoid cross-contamination


Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 1101mg | Potassium: 324mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 274IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg