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Kielbasa Chicken Kabobs

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
    16 kabobs

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • On 16 metal or soaked wooden skewers, alternately thread the chicken, kielbasa, pineapple and vegetables.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 376 calories, 20g fat (7g saturated fat), 101mg cholesterol, 762mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 2g fiber), 32g protein.

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  • rllewis7
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Jul 10, 2012

    This was excellent!

  • norena70
    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
    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
    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
    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.