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Grilled Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken Skewers are a summer dinner recipe with grilled pineapple, peppers, onions, and chicken glazed with a sweet and salty homemade teriyaki sauce.
I don’t know about you but as the weather gets warmer I’m always inspired to really step it up and work on getting fit and staying healthy. The recipe part is easy. I have a whole arsenal of light summer recipes like these amazing Pineapple Teriyaki Skewers. When it come to going out and being active I’m not so good. I tend to need a buddy to work out with and to hold me accountable for reaching my goals. I recently joined the #GoRedGetFit Facebook group and I’m loving it.
#GoRedGetFit is the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women initiative that provides a place for women to get motivated and receive support as they try to get healthy and fit and stay that way. Not only do you get support from other group members women in the group have free access to two nationally renowned celebrity fitness trainers Scott Parker and Lisa Morales!
Did you know statistics show that each year, 1 in 3 women die of heart disease and stroke? #GoRedGetFit is trying to help change that. Eighty percent of cardiac events can be prevented. In the #GoRedGetFit Facebook group they use the American Heart Association’s recommendations for physical activity and diet and lifestyle to create quarterly challenges for improved health. Each challenge lasts approximately 12-weeks, in an effort to turn a behavior into a habit.
Quarter One’s Challenge was “Pep Your Step for Good”. Participants were challenged to 1) Take 10,000 steps a day. (About AHA physical activity recommendations.) 2) Know your numbers; get your cholesterol checked and talk to your doctor about your numbers. Community members share and post messages with photos and videos of successes and offer encouragement to one another to help get through the struggles. They even randomly choose some members to win prizes from Go Red For Women and Macy’s with a grand prize to the 2018 Red Dress Collection in New York City in February.
The #GoRedGetFit challenges give me a goal to reach and the support from other members inspires me and helps me stay on track.When it comes to making better dinner choices the fact that it is grilling season also helps! Simple dishes like these lightened up Grilled Pineapple Teriyaki Skewers are so easy to make and they are bursting with flavor. The teriyaki sauce uses low sodium soy sauce mixed with fresh ginger. It is reduced to thicken it a bit and then brushed over skewers filled with chicken breast, fresh pineapples, green peppers, and onion. They go onto a hot grill just long enough to cook the chicken through completely. Then they get brushed with just a bit more teriyaki sauce and they are ready to be served!
hese easy grilled Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken Skewers make an amazing summer dinner recipe.
- 16 oz Chicken breast , cubed
- ½ a Pineapple , cored and cubed
- 1 Onion , large, cut into squares
- 2 Green peppers , cut into squares
- 1/4 c Soy sauce , reduced sodium
- 1/4 c Water
- 1 Tbsp Cornstarch
- 5 Tbsp Honey
- 1 tsp Ginger
- 1 clove Garlic
Whisk together all ingredients except honey.
Bring to a boil in a small saucepan. Reduce heat and cook for 5-7 minutes or until liquid thickens.
Whisk honey in.
Soak skewers in water for at least 30 minutes.
Pour half of the teriyaki sauce in a bowl and add chicken stirring until the chicken is well coated.
On each skewer place green pepper slices, onion slices, two cubes of chicken (about 2 oz of chicken per skewer), and 2-3 pineapple cubes.
Place skewer on hot grill and cook for 5 minutes on each side or until chicken is cooked through.
Before serving brush the remaining teriyaki sauce over the skewers.
Make sure you head over to the #GoRedGetFit Facebook group and join so you can take part in the next challenge!