It is officially summer, and that means I’m ready to spend lots of time grilling all the delicious summer foods – whether it’s on my back porch or at a campground.
One of my favorite foods to grill is kabobs (kebabs) because you can chop up a bunch of veggies, fruits and meats and let everyone make their own concoctions. I personally love using natural chicken sausage, a variety of bell peppers and pineapple. It’s the perfect combination of savory and sweet, and when brushed with a spicy pineapple glaze, they are truly amazing.
And rest assured – if you’re not in the mood to spend time skewering kebabs, you can use these same ingredients to make a quick weeknight skillet. Simply heat some oil in a frying pan and saute the chicken sausage, bell peppers and pineapple until lightly browned, then add the glaze and stir until thickened. Serve it over rice and it’s kind of like sweet and sour chicken … YUM!
What are some of your favorite summer foods?Print
Easy grilled kabobs with chicken sausage, pineapple and bell peppers and a sweet and spicy pineapple glaze.
- ½ cup pineapple juice
- 2 Tbsp. honey
- 1 Tbsp. low sodium soy sauce
- ½ Tbsp. Sriracha
- ½ Tbsp. cornstarch
- 1 lb. chicken sausage, cut into ½ inch rounds
- 1 red bell pepper, seeded and cubed
- 1 green bell pepper, seeded and cubed
- ½ medium pineapple, cleaned and cubed (about 4 cups)
- 2 Tbsp. oil
- ½ tsp. kosher salt
- ½ tsp. ground black pepper
- Soak wooden skewers in water for 30 minutes.
- In a small sauce pan, whisk together pineapple juice, honey, soy sauce, Sriracha and cornstarch until thoroughly mixed. Bring the mixture to a simmer, whisking constantly, until thickened, about 1-2 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside.
- Thread pieces of chicken sausage, cubed bell peppers and cubed pineapple on the soaked skewers. Use a kitchen brush to evenly coat kabobs with oil. Sprinkle with salt and black pepper.
- Heat a grill or grill pan to medium heat. Add kabobs and grill 1-2 minutes per side or until lightly grilled. As it grills, brush with pineapple sauce. If there is leftover pineapple sauce, serve it as a dipping sauce.
Cooking Tips: Cut the chicken sausage, pineapple and bell peppers in similar-size pieces so they cook evenly.
Substitution Tips: Try any meat, such as chicken breast or lean steak, or skip the meat altogether and add more veggies.
- Serving Size: 1 kabob
- Calories: 153
- Sugar: 11g
- Sodium: 434mg
- Fat: 8g
- Saturated Fat: 2g
- Unsaturated Fat: 6g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 15g
- Fiber: 2g
- Protein: 6g
- Cholesterol: 38mg
Keywords: kabobs, chicken sausage, sausage, pineapple, bell peppers