It’s embarrassing to admit, but I didn’t grill once last summer. It was even worse because I absolutely love anything grilled. So I’ve made a promise to myself to take advantage of warmer days this year by getting outside and grilling more often. As an additional incentive, I keep reminding myself that a huge benefit of grilling is not having to clean up the whole kitchen.
One reason I didn’t do any grilling last year was because I had major problems with my old grill. I just couldn’t get it to work correctly. It was a hand-me-down, and I think it had probably seen better days.
However, thanks to my friends at Weber, I now have their new Weber Q 1200 grill. This thing is the best! As many of you know, I don’t have a huge outdoor space, so this grill is perfect. It takes up minimal space. Plus, it’s portable. I love that it can be taken to an event, tailgating, camping, etc. But I haven’t gotten to the best part; it’s available in six fun colors. You can show your personality as you grill.
As tempted as I was by all of the happy colors, I ultimately chose to stick with black. With my house being more traditional in style (and since that’s where I’ll mostly use the grill), that color was the best fit for me.
This past weekend I decided to break it in with some grilled pineapple chicken kabobs. Food on a stick is so much fun, so I couldn’t have picked a more appropriate food to inaugurate my new grill.
After the chicken spent a few hours in a delicious marinade bath, everything was skewered and ready for the grill. The grill was so simple to use, and the kabobs were cooked in no time.
I also love that grilling can be a healthier way to eat. I could live on grilled chicken and veggies all summer. Those little dark charred bits are my favorite. Anyone agree?
Okay, enough talk, let’s get cooking!
Here's what you will need:
1 cup pineapple juice
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup honey
1 tablespoon sriracha
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste
1 1/2 pounds chicken, cubed
3 bell peppers (red, orange, and yellow), cubed
1 medium red onion, cubed
2 cups fresh pineapple, cubed
In a bowl, whisk together the pineapple juice, soy sauce, honey, sriracha, and garlic powder. Add in cubed chicken, cover, and marinate for 2-3 hours.
Once marinated, thread the chicken, pineapple, peppers, and onions on grilling skewers, alternating the items.
Heat your grill to medium-high. Lightly oil the grill grates and then place the kabobs on the grill. Cover and cook over medium-high heat for 12-15 minutes (or until the chicken is fully cooked), turning once during the cooking process.
That’s it, friends. Easy grilled deliciousness, served with a side of color. What are your favorite foods to grill?
This post was created as part of my collaboration with Weber Grills. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Inspired by Charm. As always, all of the opinions, thoughts, and ideas in this post are my own.