These pineapple chicken kebabs are simple BBQ fodder and are loaded with the sweet and sour flavours more commonly associated with a Chinese Takeaway!
BBQ Pineapple Chicken Kebabs.
Kebab recipes are pretty common fodder when it comes to BBQ food. My BBQ pineapple chicken kebabs take a pretty common theme and puts a slant on them.
Your average pineapple chicken kabab will be loaded with BBQ sauce, now I like BBQ Sauce. I love it, there are a host of recipes here ranging from my BBQ Stuffed Onions through to my meatballs in a beer and BBQ sauce.
This kebab recipe though goes in a completely different direction. When I think pineapple chicken my mind automatically leaps to Chinese food.
More specifically it leaps to sweet and sour chicken (or pork). So these BBQ chicken kebabs are glazed in a sweet ad sour sauce. A sauce tweaked a little from my ever-popular sweet and sour chicken recipe.
So yeah this is like a Chinese takeaway sweet and sour pineapple chicken kebab. Fusion food at its very best, they are wonderfully sticky, tasty and really simple.
BBQ Kebab Recipes.
Kebabs work so very well on the BBQ, the stick forms a perfect handle, stopping you being the target for wasps. Let’s face it those buggers love the sweet sticky stuff!
These grilled kebabs are not the first here on Krumpli and they certainly will not be the last. My favourites are this BBQ duck kebabs with orange, but my friend Whitney also kindly guest posted these Indian Tikka Kebabs.
There is no real secret to cooking kebabs on the bbq. It is a simple matter of making sure you combine things that cook at roughly the same pace.
These pineapple chicken kebabs have large cubes of pineapple that is perfectly softened by the time the chicken is cooked through.
This kebab recipe works a reverse sear approach. Begining to cook the kebabs naked apart from salt and Szechuan pepper over indirect heat. They are then transferred to the direct heat, brushed with the sauce and caramelised.
This gives you complete control over the cooking of the chicken!
The Sweet and Sour Sauce Recipe.
This sweet and sour sauce recipe is everything you would expect from a great Chinese sweet and sour sauce.
Like many Western sweet and sour sauce recipes, it begins with tomato ketchup. I’m fine with that particularly as I usually make my own homemade tomato ketchup!
Then we have the stalwarts of the Asian kitchen, Soy Sauce, Chinkiang Vinegar and mirin. Add a bit of sugar and cornstarch to thicken and you are away.
Of course, you can make this sauce up in advance but it is also really simple to make on the BBQ. Simply add everything to a pan and heat on the BBQ, just be careful of the heat on that handle!
You could easily add big chunks of pepper to these chicken kebabs if you wanted. You will then have the full-on Chinese sweet and sour chicken effect cooked on your BBQ in Kebab form. Cool hey?