Hawaiian Chicken Skewers Recipe

Hawaiian Chicken Skewers Recipe is a high protein appetizer made with chicken which is mildly spicy and has a fruity flavor,that makes it suitable for kids as well.

Karthika Gopalakrishnan
Hawaiian Chicken Skewers Recipe
461 ratings.

Hawaiian Chicken skewers are sweet and sour chicken recipe which can be prepared in less than 30 minutes but serves as a great appetizer.

Addition of sour soy sauce, tangy pineapple juice, and pepper gives the perfect blend of spiciness, sourness, and sweetness. As the dish is mildly spicy and has a fruity flavor, it is kids friendly.

Thread variety of colorful bell peppers to give more vibrancy to the dish. Squeeze some pineapple chunks in between the chicken to enrich its taste. The slight sweetness with pineapple essence is a crowd pleaser and gives you an Island effect on your platter.

Serve protein rich Hawaiian chicken skewers recipe with Crispy Whole Wheat Flatbread with Spinach Pesto & Roasted Vegetables on the side and homemade mayonnaise.

Have a look at the other popular skewers recipes

  1. Pineapple and Cheese Skewers Recipe
  2. Curried Tofu Kebab Recipe
  3. Vegetarian Tandoori Kebab Recipe
  4. Fruit Kebabs Recipe

Cuisine: Continental
Course: Appetizer
Diet: High Protein Non Vegetarian
Prep in

15 M

Cooks in

160 M

Total in

175 M


4 Servings


  • 2 cups Chicken breasts , cubed
  • 1/3 cup Tomato Ketchup
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar (Demerara Sugar)
  • 1/3 cup Soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup White vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Pineapple juice
  • Salt , as per your taste
  • 1 tablespoon Sesame (Gingelly) Oil
  • 6 cloves Garlic , minced
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger , minced
  • 3 tablespoons Whole Black Peppercorns , freshly ground
  • 1 Red Bell pepper (Capsicum) , cubed
  • 1 Yellow Bell Pepper (Capsicum) , cubed
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper (Capsicum) , cubed
  • 1 cup Pineapple , cubed

How to make Hawaiian Chicken Skewers Recipe

  1. To prepare Hawaiian Chicken Skewers Recipe, get ready with all the ingredients mentioned and start by coarsely grinding ginger and garlic in a Mixer and keep aside.

  2. In a bowl, combine tomato ketchup, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper, olive oil, sesame oil, ginger garlic paste, and chicken. Adjust spices to suit your taste. 

  3. Mix them well. Place them in an airtight bowl. Keep them aside for about 2 hours.

  4. Preheat the Oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit/180 degrees Celsius.

  5. Combine cubed peppers and pineapple chunks in a bowl. Add a tablespoon of olive oil, salt and pepper to the vegetables. Mix them together.

  6. In a wood skewer, thread chicken pieces, peppers, and pineapple chunks according to your imagination level. Soak the wood skewers in a cold water for about 20 minutes before usage

  7. Arrange the wood skewers in a griller and cook them for about 15 minutes, turning sides for every 5 minutes.

  8. Brush the remaining oil on top of the chicken while cooking in an oven. The chicken would leave water on the tray while cooking and this is expected.

  9. Once the chicken pieces are half cooked, change the oven to broil mode and broil the chicken for about 10 minutes, turning sides for every 3-4 minutes.

  10. Once the chicken is cooked, remove the skewer from the oven and cool down. Do not overcook as the chicken might become hard and lose its juiciness.

  11. Serve Hawaiian chicken skewers recipe with with Crispy Whole Wheat Flatbread with Spinach Pesto & Roasted Vegetables on the sides and homemade mayonnaise and enjoy the start of a perfect Hawaiian island dinner at the comfort of your home.