Kielbasa Chicken Kabobs Recipe
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Kielbasa Chicken Kabobs Recipe

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You can substitute orange juice for the pineapple juice, or beef for the chicken. Just about any veggie, especially mushrooms, works well in these kabobs. —Cristi Smay, Clearfield, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + marinating Grill: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + marinating Grill: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 3/4 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 pound smoked kielbasa or Polish sausage, thickly sliced
  • 1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened pineapple chunks, drained
  • 2 medium green peppers, quartered
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes
  • 2 medium red onions, quartered

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 376 calories, 20g fat (7g saturated fat), 101mg cholesterol, 762mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 2g fiber), 32g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Remove 1/2 cup for basting; cover and refrigerate. Divide remaining marinade between two large resealable plastic bags. Add chicken to one bag; add the kielbasa, pineapple and vegetables to the other bag. Seal bags and turn to coat; refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  2. On 16 metal or soaked wooden skewers, alternately thread the chicken, kielbasa, pineapple and vegetables.
  3. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill kabobs, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 10-15 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink, turning frequently and basting with reserved marinade. Yield: 16 kabobs.
Originally published as Kielbasa Chicken Kabobs in Taste of Home August/September 2010, p47

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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rllewis7 User ID: 7124309 267503
Reviewed May. 30, 2017

"This is such a good grill recipe! The marinade is so flavorful and the chicken and sausage are a great combo! I added a few zucchini pieces to the kabobs as well and served them over rice."

rebelwithoutaclue User ID: 4288906 229125
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2015

"Substitute boneless skinless chicken thighs for the breasts. You have now eliminated the bland breasts with full flavored chicken pieces. Would not change any other part of this recipe."

justmbeth User ID: 1196484 226395
Reviewed May. 16, 2015

"Delicious - sausage was especially good. I had marinated overnight because of a time issue. Onions and pineapple were a bit soggy when skewering but tasted very good after cooking."

Debiana User ID: 1536180 70405
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2014

"This was very good. i did make a few changes.. I didnt have lemon pepper seasoning so used lemon zest, and used brown sugar instead of regular sugar. I also added grilling spice to the marinade. Helped kick the chicken up a bit. Thanks for sharing!"

FlowerPatch35 User ID: 6498066 139780
Reviewed May. 27, 2014

"Delicious exactly as written!! I do marinate overnight for a stronger flavor! I thicken the veggie marinate and serve over rice, with eggrolls"

organlady2 User ID: 101672 155637
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2012

"This was excellent!"

norena70 User ID: 5192480 63858
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2012

"We made this last night for dinner and can't wait to have it again. As my husband likes to tell me,"It's a keeper" Delicious!"

summyb User ID: 3917798 156700
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2012

"We gobbled this up in minutes. Delicious. Like another reviewer, I thickened the sauce to serve over rice. Next time I'll try adding zucchini chunks, as someone suggested."

jm_robertson User ID: 5692565 70404
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2011

"I loved the flavor combination in this recipe. I made one change and that was to marinade the chicken with a lemon pepper sauce and I only put the peppers and turkey kielbasa in the recipe-made marinade. My whole family loved them - they were a hit!"

collegeave User ID: 2051962 142125
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2011

"These were very good! I thickened the marinade after I took the veggies out of the bag and served it over the rice. Very good."

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