Saturday, August 6, 2011

Sweet and Sour Chicken Skewers

Happy Saturday, everyone! I am so happy that the weekend is here. It is nice to have a quiet, relaxing morning to lounge around. It was a very busy week, so it's been fabulous to slowly enjoy my breakfast (not in the car like usual on the way to training), slowly sip my coffee and catch up on computer things. Ahhh, love this :)

Last night we had my parents over for dinner. Although they live in Richmond, we hadn't seen them in quite some time. They were out of the country on a cruise (can we say jealous?!) and have just been their normal crazy busy selves. I wanted to do something on the grill and found this recipe from my Women's Health magazine. Perfect. Everyone enjoyed the skewers and I will def. be making them again. I served the skewers with brown rice and fresh green beans. Delish.

Sweet and Sour Chicken Skewers
(serves 4)


2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size chunks
3 medium zucchini, cut into large chunks
3 cups large pineapple chunks
1 T. maple syrup
2 medium red onions, cut into large chunks
2 red bell peppers, cut into large chunks
about 10 wooden skewers, soaked in cold water for about 20 mins.
6 T. ketchup
1 T. low-sodium soy sauce
2 T. rice wine vinegar
2 tsp. sriracha hot sauce


1. Preheat grill to medium-high. Thread chicken, veggies, and fruit onto skewers, alternating chicken, zucchini, pineapple, onion, and red pepper. Season with salt and pepper.

2. In a mixing bowl, stir together maple syrup, ketchup, soy sauce, vinegar and sriracha. Set aside half the glaze in a separate container; brush the rest onto the skewered food.
3. Grill until lightly charred and chicken is cooked through, about 4 minutes per side. Then use a clean brush to coat with extra sauce.

(I didn't take a picture of the final product, or for that matter----I didn't take any other pictures of this meal. ugh. I was too busy with entertaining and catching up with the rents! Sorry)

YUM! Enjoy!

*We had grilled peaches for dessert...ahhhmaaazing...stay tuned for the recipe ;)

Was a lovely night! Today we have a nice relaxing little Saturday planned...actually no real plans today which is nice. We are having dinner with friends tonight so that should be fun. Heading to the gym soon then who knows. Enjoy your day!


  1. Saturdays with no plans are the best kinds of Saturdays ;)

  2. YUM! Definitely "starring" this post! Love skewers, love chicken....sounds yummy!

  3. These look perfect! Yum. I haven't had shishkabobs <-- sp? in such a long time!