These grilled chicken teriyaki skewers with pineapple recipe is a Summer bbq hit! These are made with a teriyaki glaze that’s flavorful simple and easily adaptable to any grilled or bbq recipe.

Grilled Chicken teriyaki skewers Recipe Teriyaki Chicken Kebabs on a grill
Grilled Chicken teriyaki skewers Recipe Teriyaki Chicken Kebabs on a plate

Easy Chicken Teriyaki Skewers

First of all, you can use the glaze on roasted chicken, meats and other veggies. Secondly, the possibilities are endless. Our teriyaki glaze or teriyaki marinade is fantastic with a balance of savory and sweet. And finally, with our recipe, you can customize the level of sweetness to your preference by adding more or different spices. It’s a sauce that will be your go-to chicken teriyaki recipe to be used on anything you want from salads to a bed of ice. If you need a great potluck dish to bring to a grilling party, these grilled chicken teriyaki skewers with pineapple will definitely be a hit. The combination of chicken teriyaki and sweet pineapple cooked to the perfect char is irresistible.

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How to Make-Ahead Chicken Kebabs:

  • Cut and prep all the vegetables
  • Prep the chicken ahead of time
  • If you’re using wooden skewers, you should pre-soak the skewers for at least 1 hour.
  • Make the marinade or sauce
  • Assemble the skewers and place on a plate one day before you cook. If you’re using wooden skewers, you should pre-soak the skewers for at least 1 hour.
  • Take out of fridge about 1 hour before grilling.
  • All recipe details are in the recipe box below

Amazing Flavors in these Chicken Teriyaki Skewers

The fantastic flavors that the grilling gives to these chicken teriyaki skewers is just amazing. It’s hard to not eat 2-3 chicken teriyaki skewers per person so be prepared to have plenty of these grilled teriyaki chicken skewers with pineapple to share. Serve these with a great salad, side of corn or bed of rice. You’ll soon find out that these will be on your regular rotation all summer long.

Grilled Chicken teriyaki skewers Recipe Teriyaki Chicken Kebabs on a grill

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Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Skewers with Pineapple

If using wood or bamboo skewers, soak the skewers completely in water for at least 30 minutes. This will help minimize the wood/skewers from burning.We prefer to use chicken thigh meat, but feel free to use whatever cut you prefer. Thigh meat will tend to be juicier than breast.
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  • 1 -1/2 pounds (680 g) boneless skinless chicken , cut into 2” pieces
  • 1 cup (165 g) cubed pineapple
  • 3-4 (3) green onions , cut into 2” pieces or 1 chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) olive oil
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) teriyaki sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) garlic powder or 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) onion powder
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) sesame seeds
  • chopped cilantro , garnish


  • In bowl combine olive oil, teriyaki sauce, garlic powder/minced garlic and onion powder. Whisk until combined.
  • Reserve some marinade for brushing after cooking. Add the chicken into the rest of the marinade, then cover the bowl and marinate in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  • Pre-heat grill to medium-high heat. Scrape the grill grates to make sure they are clean.
  • Skewer the chicken, pineapple and onions on the skewers. Brush extra marinade on the skewers, especially over the pineapple and onions.
  • Grill the skewers for about 2-4 minutes per side, or until slightly charred and the chicken is cooked through.
  • Brush additional fresh teriyaki sauce (not the marinade the raw chicken was in) over the skewers. Sprinkle sesame seeds and cilantro. Enjoy!


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Nutrition Information per Serving

Calories: 255kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 25g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 72mg, Sodium: 746mg, Potassium: 514mg, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 110IU, Vitamin C: 15.6mg, Calcium: 44mg, Iron: 1.3mg

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