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.
1-20ouncecan crushed pineappledrained and juice reserved
1fresh Jalapenodeseeded, deveined and minced
1/2cuprough chopped Cilantro
1wholeSmall Red OnionDiced
1tablespoonRice Wine Vinegaror White Vinegar
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.