Chicken Skewer Appetizers with Pineapple and Red Pepper

A very colorful presentation. Delicious Asian flavors marinate the chicken while juicy pineapple chunks add a sweet touch to the dish.


1 pound boneless chicken breast halves, each cut lengthwise into 4 strips

2 tablespoons dry sherry

2 tablespoons soy sauce


1 large clove garlic, minced

1 tablespoon sesame oil

1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced

1 red bell pepper, cut into 16 (1/2-inch) chunks

16 (1-inch) fresh pineapple chunks

8 (6-inch) skewers, soaked in water 30 minutes

Honey Tips

Honey Is Sweeter Than Sugar

Due to the high level of fructose, honey is 25% sweeter than table sugar.


Place chicken in a ziplock bag. In a small bowl whisk together sherry, soy sauce, honey, garlic, oil and ginger. Pour into bag with chicken strips. Refrigerate, turning occasionally up to 2 hours.
Remove chicken from marinade reserving marinade. Place one red pepper chunk and one pineapple chunk on a skewer. Then weave a chicken strip accordion style, onto skewer. Place one more pineapple chunk and one pepper chunk on skewer. Continue with remaining 7 skewers. Brush with reserved marinade and grill or broil 4 minutes per side or until chicken is no longer pink inside.
Yields: 8 appetizers or 4 main dish servings