Recipe: Skinny BBQ Chicken Kabobs

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Enjoy the summer by turning on the grill and cooking these delicious Skinny BBQ Chicken Kabobs. Look for reduced-sugar barbecue sauce to lower the sugar content and reduce calories when preparing. Pair these yummy kabobs with a delicious side of vegetables and you have a quick and easy meal that you whole family will enjoy.

Pro tip: Soak wooden skewers in water 15-20 minutes before using. Wrap ends with foil before grilling to prevent them from burning. If using metal skewers, use just 1 metal skewer when assembling each kabob.

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Recipe: Skinny BBQ Chicken Kabobs

Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 8-10 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 2 kabobs


  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple chunks, cubes (5 ounces)
  • 2 red bell peppers, large dice
  • 1 large sweet onion, large dice
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • ½ cup reduced-sugar BBQ sauce
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sugar orange juice
  • 8 bamboo skewers


  1. Heat an outdoor grill (or indoor grill pan) over medium-high heat and oil it so the kabobs do not stick.
  2. Alternate threading the chicken, pineapple, peppers, and onions onto the skewers. Salt and pepper the skewers, to taste.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together the BBQ sauce and orange juice, and brush the skewers with the BBQ sauce several times while grilling.
  4. Grill the kabobs until the chicken is cooked through and the pineapple and vegetables are soft, 4 to 5 minutes on each side.

Nutrition Information
Per Serving: (2 kabobs)
Calories: 208
Calories from fat: 23
Fat: 3g
Saturated Fat: 1g
Cholesterol: 65mg
Sodium: 410mg
Carbohydrates: 22g
Fiber: 3g
Sugar: 15g
Protein: 24g
SmartPoints: 3

3.1 The nutrition content of recipes on have been calculated by Registered Dietitian, Jessica Penner, of Smart Nutrition.