Fruity Chicken Kebabs/Kababs

Fruit and Chicken Kebabs are something we love so very much. These ones are fantastic. One batch is Chicken, Mango and Papaya and the other is Chicken, Coconut and Pineapple. Trust me, these kebabs will rock your world!

Fruity Chicken Kebabs | One of family favourites. We make these every summer. They are always a huge hit!

Hi folks. I told you I’d be back. Well, more like warned ya. Whatever!

So I have been busy. I made something a little out there but we love them. These are something we make every summer and then gobble them up like mad. Not sure if you will. But you know, whatever!

So sit back, relax and put your feet up. Wait…that was me. You can do whatever you choose. Again, whatever.

Okay so are you ready for this? You sure? There will be tips at the bottom cuz holey snikeys these things had some zing this time. I think I forgot to dilute the marinade. You’d think I would learn to write recipes down. Thank goodness for this blog. I can now backtrack and see what I did and how to tweak my very own recipes. What a concept. Recording recipes, who woulda thunk it??? Goodness, sorry too much sauce today. Or everyday, whatever.

Enjoy today’s adventure. I sure did. Full, can barely type at this point. Why…did…I…eat…so…much…

Chicken, Coconut and Pineapple Kebabs | We love these kebabs, coconut done on the grill is freaking amazing.

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Fruity Chicken Kebabs
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Fruit and Chicken Kebabs are something we love so very much. These ones are fantastic. One batch is Chicken, Mango and Papaya and the other is Chicken, Coconut and Pineapple. Some have a bit of everything. Trust me, these kebabs will rock your world!
Serves: Depends how you load your kebabs!
For the Chicken, Coconut and Pineapple Kebabs:
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken cut into cubes
  • 1 coconut, broken and cut into cubes
  • ½ can of pineapple, cut into cubes (or use fresh, I forgot to grab one)
  • ¼ cup of Watkins Tropical Salsa
For the Chicken, Papaya and Mango Kebabs:
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken, cut into cubes
  • 1 papaya, cut into cubes
  • 2 mangos, cut into cubes
  • ¼ cup Watkins Fruit Salsa
  1. If using wooden skewers soak them in water for about 30 minutes prior to grilling.
  2. Preheat grill to medium heat.
For the Chicken, Coconut, and Pineapple Kebabs:
  1. Break open your coconut, pull apart and cut into cubes. Soak in water while you do the rest.
  2. Cut up pineapple and set aside.
  3. Cut up your chicken and set aside.
  4. Now grab skewers and get ready to load them any way you please.
  5. Place on a preheated grill and cook for about 4 minutes over medium to low heat on each side. Brush grill with oil prior to cooking to keep things from sticking.
  6. Now brush with sauce and grill for about 2 minutes on each side. Make sure you brush all sides.
  7. Remove and plate.
  8. Serve with a big old fruity kebab loving smile!
For the Chicken, Papaya, and Mango Kebabs:
  1. Cut up you papaya into cubes.
  2. Cut up your mango into cubes.
  3. Cut up your chicken into cubes.
  4. Gather your skewers and start loading them however you please. Be creative.
  5. Place kebabs on a preheated grill, you want it at a medium to low heat. Brush the grill with oil before cooking to avoid sticking.
  6. Cook for about 4 minutes each side.
  7. Now brush with sauce and cook for about 2 minutes more on each side.
  8. Remove and plate.
  9. Serve with a big old fruity kebab loving smile!
I used Watkins sauces on these. You can substitute any other sauce you like.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: Serves 4 to 6

Chicken, Coconut and Pineapple Kebabs | We love these kebabs, coconut done on the grill is freaking amazing.

Tips for both recipes:

I went nuts on the sauce and forgot how much zing it has, so I’ve adjusted the recipes for you. I used a whole bottle, lol. Yikes there was some zing and bite to them. Luckily we like both zing and bite. I would use alot less next time. Or cut it with some italian dressing, oil or water. You could also just marinate the chicken pieces but not the fruit before loading them. I love grilled coconut, not everyone does. Although I have not had anyone not gobble them up. Most people are skeptical then are blown away by the taste. If you can toast it for desserts why not skewer it? Seems so sensible to me. Hope you agree.

Chicken, Mango, and Papaya Kebabs | Absolutely spectacular fruit and chicken kebabs.

Toodles and smoochies folks. I adore ya or whatever! *giggles*

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  1. Dee at Deelicious Sweets says

    You are such a hoot! My daughter is always trying to get me to buy fresh coconut at the store but the last time I did I pinched my finger really bad trying to crack it so I won't buy another one. Genius idea to put it in a trash bag and smack it with a hammer! I may give in next time :) Great recipes!

  2. Amy says

    im not a big coconut fan, but the coconut massacre looks fun 😀 and the kebobs look yummy.

    as for the lawn…do you guys water it? that could help if you don't..if not might be the type of grass you have down. I have never been blessed to own super soft squishy grass, that when I come upon it I strip off my shoes and skip barefoot in the grass. Yes. Im a dork.

  3. Jennifer says

    That's a feast for sure! Did the coconut go soft when you cooked it? I may try that combo when tropical fruits come back again. I'll have to use a different marinade though because we don't have that one here. Your garden is just beautiful btw.

  4. Michelle says

    Great pictures and love your plates! Thanks for participating in the GFC hop at Money Savvy Michelle. I'm following you back and hope you have a great week! =)

  5. LadyD says

    What lovely blogs you have! The food and yard photos are wonderful. Kabobs are a favorite at my house. I can't wait to try barbecue coconut! Thanks for the follow. I'm following back! :)

  6. Kim Bee says

    Dee- It is tricky to get them pulled apart. I got the coconut removed from the shell then stabbed myself with a skewer. Go figure.

    SavithaRaj- You must. So good. I love coconut. This is a summer tradition here.

    Amy- The massacre is a hoot. So fun. Yup, we water and we leveled so half has new dirt. I was thinking maybe peat moss and compost over top for a few years. The lawn is turning into a 10 year plan instead of 5. I want that squishy lawn too. We had that at the other house. And a pool. Why did we move again?

    Jen- Thanks. Nope it stays crunchy. I soak while I prepare to make sure the moisture stays okay till I cook. But nope it stays hard but it's a nice contrast to the chicken. So good. Thanks. Not much blooming yet, another month and it should be amazing.

    LadyD- Thank you so much. Let me know if you like it. Not everyone will. You have to really like coconut to appreciate it. I cannot get enough of it during the summer.

  7. Blackswan says

    Wow, I've never tried bbq-ing with fruits! These look sooooooo good. I'm a big fan of coconut. Guess I'm too pampered in S'pore. Our coconuts here are all grated or cut up, no manual work needed.

    Thks for your lovely commments on my Angry Birds Onigiri Bento Box! Glad u like them :) I'm following u now & hope u'll do the same. Looking fwd to more sharing!

  8. Pretend Chef says

    I am envious of your yard. Apartment living is nice for not having to worry about any maintainence but I would love to really stretch out and have a yard. Sigh. Beautiful photos. Grilled coconut tastes so delicious to me and I know I would love these kabobs. Perfect for summer. I will need to bookmark this for our next cookout. Yummy!

  9. Tori @ The Shiksa in the Kitchen says

    This sounds like some tropical deliciousness! Love the addition of coconut, inspired!

  10. Kim Bee says

    Modern WH-Thanks!

    Blackswan- Thanks, just remember they sweeten up on the grill. They have some zing! Your angry bird bentos blew me away. They were so cool. I am off to check if I hit follow or not.

    Family Spice-You must and if you do let me know what you think.

    Pretend Cef- Thank you so much. You will love them. So good.

    Sweetpea- You must try them!

    Lindsey- Thanks and you're welcome!

    Mary- Me too!

    Tori- Thanks. I do them every year. Total yumminess!

    Lisa- It had it coming, shifty little thing!

  11. The Harried Cook says

    Great post! What yummy ingredients! I bet these kebabs tasted incredible! :) I never can get into a coconut. It's a man's job in my home :)

  12. Kim Bee says

    Lol, my hubs tried to take the hammer and coconut and I may shoved him out of the way in on my way out the door. She who cooks gets first right of refusal on coconut cracking. I love smacking these suckers

  13. Ann says

    Kim – what a GREAT post! I love the recipes and the peek into your garden. My back yard is….grass! Seriously! Not a plant or tree in sight! The recipes look amazing! What a great idea to grill fresh coconut!

  14. Kim Bee says

    Debbie- Thanks. Glad to have you.

    Ann- Thank you. Any tips on growing better grass? Ours is terrible. I need to do something. All these beautiful plants and horrible grass. It's a shame. You must try grilling it. I love it.

    Erin- Lol, thanks. I came, I smashed, I won the war!

    Chef Dennis- Thanks. I get a little nuts sometimes. You'd think there were 12 of us or something. I am so excited to hear you want to try this. Let me know if you do. I adore it. But I love coconut more than chocolate some days so no trusting my sanity.

  15. Stephanie says

    These look awesome! I have been on such a mango kick lately. I will definitely be throwing some on my next kabobs!

  16. icancookthat says

    Yum! I recently made mango shrimp kabobs. I love the taste of grilled fruit with chicken and seafood!

  17. Emily @ Life on Food says

    I always love a meal that involves a hammer. Looks delicious! Makes me want to go on a vacation to the beach!


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