Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Dinner at My House: Pineapple Chicken Skewers

1 cup pineapple, diced
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp ginger, minced
Juice of 1 lemon
1 Tsp salt
1 Tbsp cilantro, minced (parsley works here too)
3 chicken breasts
3 cups pineapple, cut into chunks

Combine diced pineapple, olive oil, garlic, ginger, lemon juice, and salt in a small bowl.
Puree mixture in blender or food processor.
Pour back into the small mixing bowl, and stir in the minced cilantro, set aside to use as a glaze during grilling (I decided to leave the cilantro out of the glaze and just use it as a garnish at the end. I also reserved a 1/4 cup from this mixture and set it aside to drizzle on top of the cooked skewers)
Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
Skewer pieces of chicken and pineapple on metal or pre-soaked bamboo skewers.
Grill skewers for 12-15 minutes, turning every 4-5 minutes. Brush the chicken with the pineapple glaze periodically while grilling.
Garnish skewers with chopped cilantro, and serve (drizzle reserved glaze)

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