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Grilled chicken kabobs with pineapple salsa.

Maple Glazed Chicken Kabobs with Sweet Jalapeno Salsa

This is a an awesome recipe for grilled chicken kabobs that are basted with a maple, soy sauce glaze. The chicken skewers are served with a refreshing pineapple jalapeno salsa that brings excitement to this Summer meal. Perfect for your next BBQ this is a quick and easy grilled chicken recipe.
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 171kcal


  • 6-7 Boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • For the basting sauce:
  • 1/2 cup Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 cup Soy Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Pineapple Juice
  • For the Salsa
  • 1-20 ounce can crushed pineapple drained and juice reserved
  • 1 fresh Jalapeno deseeded, deveined and minced
  • 1 fresh poblano minced
  • 1/2 cup rough chopped Cilantro
  • 1 whole Small Red Onion Diced
  • 1 tablespoon Rice Wine Vinegar or White Vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • Black Pepper To Taste


  • If you're using wooden skewers, be sure to soak the skewers in water for several hours first.
  • Slice the chicken breasts into six even pieces, then thread each piece onto a separate skewer.
  • Combine maple syrup, soy sauce, and pineapple juice in a small saucepan. Bring it to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium and let it bubble up and reduce by about one-fourth. Set aside to cool.
  • In a small bowl, combine chopped pineapple, jalapeno, cilantro, red onion, vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper. Set this aside, and try not to eat it all with a bag of blue corn chips! I speak from experience here.
  • Grill the chicken kabobs until they're done, then baste the maple reduction over the kabobs toward the end of the grilling time. Remove them from heat and place them on a platter.


You can also use fresh pineapple instead of canned.  Buy good quality pineapple juice for the salsa.


Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 652mg | Potassium: 415mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 167IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg