Grilled Jerk Chicken Kabobs

Sweet, spicy and perfect for summer! These delicious kabobs are made with spicy chicken pieces, juicy pineapple and fresh bell peppers and onion!

These delicious tropical skewers are made with spicy chicken pieces, pineapple chunks, red bell peppers and onions! And they only take 20 minutes to cook!

Who’s ready for grilling season?! Because I’m just counting down the days until summer is officially here! I don’t know about anyone else, but I always feel like I thrive during summer. Whether it’s the heat, the long nights or all the grilled summer food, there’s just something about this season that gets my heart fluttering! (Of course these finger licking good kabobs might have something to do with it too!) So I’m sharing with you all one of my favorite summer recipes today and that’s these easy grilled jerk chicken kabobs. (Trust me babe – if I can grill it, then you can grill it too! 😉 )

Ingredients

Best part about this recipe? It’s only 5 ingredients! Which makes it one of my favorite grilling recipes for summer because there’s practically no work involved at all! Check out the ingredients below!

  • Chicken breasts: Can be replaced with thighs or tenders.
  • Jerk seasoning: You can usually find this in the spice aisle at your local grocery store.
  • Pineapple: Can either use fresh or pre-cut.
  • Red bell pepper: Can be replaced with yellow, orange or green too!
  • Onion: Can use white or red onion.

(I was able to find all of these ingredients at my local Sprouts which was such a life saver! I’m all about one stop shopping and Sprouts always seems to have everything I need at low prices with impeccable quality! They’re also the only store I trust when it comes to buying meat because they source from small suppliers so they always have high quality meats in stock.)

Sweet, spicy and delicious! This recipe shows you how to make grilled jerk chicken skewers at home!

What is jerk seasoning?

Jerk seasoning is a Jamacan spice blends that’s usually made with paprika, cayenne, cumin, red pepper flakes, cinnamon, allspice and some kinf of sugar. It has a sweet & spicy flavor to it which pairs perfectly with our grilled pineapple, peppers and onions. (I would suggest trying out a few different brands of this spice blend to see which one you like the best! From my experience, they’re all different and some taste wayy better than others. My personal favorite spice mix to use is by McCormick.)

What kind of chicken is the best to use for kabobs?

I usually use chicken breasts because they’re easy to fix and I can get a lot of them for pretty cheap. That being said, you can also use boneless skinless chicken thighs or even chicken tenders too!

Skewers are the best summer food! Especially when they bring all the flavor of the islands right to your backyard! Just like these chicken skewers do!

What do I serve with grilled jerk chicken kabobs?

We love making these kabobs during summer, so all the summer side dishes come to mind here. Below are a few of my personal favorite sides to serve with them:

  • Corn on the cob
  • Roasted asparagus
  • Sauteed zucchini and corn
  • Steamed rice/fried rice
  • Side salad
  • Roasted broccoli

I hope you all enjoy these kabobs just as much as we do! But even more, I hope you have an amazing start to your summer season!

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Grilled Jerk Chicken Kabobs

Sweet, spicy and only 5 ingredients! These easy kabobs are full of flavor and perfect for your summer barbecue!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Caribbean, Grilling
Keyword: bell pepper, chicken kabobs, chicken skewers, grilled, jerk seasoning, pineapple
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Caitlin Monson

Ingredients

  • lbs. chicken breast (about 4 large chicken breasts), cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 3 Tbsp Jerk seasoning*
  • Pineapple, cut into cubes (can be fresh or pre-cut)
  • 2 medium red bell peppers, cut into cubes
  • 1 medium red onion, cut into cubes

Instructions

  • Preheat your grill to medium heat. (We set ours to 400 degrees.) Spray your grill with non-stick cooking spray once it's hot.
  • Place the cubed chicken in a plastic bag and add your jerk seasoning. Shake the bag until the chicken is fully coated. Once the chicken is coated, prepare your kabobs by placing the chicken, pineapple, bell peppers and onions on the metal skewers. (Make sure to alternate between each!)
  • Place the kabobs on your grill and cook for 15-20 minutes, turning once half way through.
  • Serve immediately!

Notes

*My favorite jerk seasoning is by McCormick.

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