Sweet and Sour Chicken Skewers

Drop the takeout menu and make this recipe.

October 24, 2012

Serves: 4
Prep:   15min
Cook:   8min
Total:  23min

  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into bite-size chunks
  • 2 medium zucchini, cut into large chunks
  • 2 cups large pineapple chunks, drained
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 medium red onions, cut into large chunks
  • 2 red bell peppers, cut into large chunks
  • 8 wooden skewers, soaked in cold water for 20 minutes
  • salt and black pepper
  • 3 tbsp ketchup
  • 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp vinegar (rice wine or cider)
  • 1 tsp sriracha hot sauce
  • Fresh chopped cilantro (optional)




1. Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium-high. Thread chicken, veggies, and fruit onto skewers, alternating chicken, zucchini, pineapple, onion, and red pepper. Season with salt and pepper.

2. In a mixing bowl, stir together maple syrup, ketchup, soy sauce, vinegar, and sriracha. Set aside half the glaze in a separate container; brush the rest onto the skewered food.

3. Grill until lightly charred and chicken is cooked through, about 4 minutes per side. Then use a clean brush to coat with extra sauce. Top with cilantro, if desired.

Nutritional Facts per serving
Calories                 247.3 cal
Fat                         2 g
Saturated fat          0.5 g
Cholesterol            65.8 mg
Sodium                  351.4 mg
Carbohydrates       29.2 g
Total sugars           20.1 g
Dietary fiber           4.4 g
Protein                   29.3 g

Healthy Recipe Courtesy of Rodale Recipe Finder

Photo: Charles Masters