Kid-Friendly Hawaiian Chicken Kebabs with Brown Rice

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Kid-Friendly Hawaiian Chicken Kebabs with Brown Rice

Simple Cooking with Heart helps you travel to the islands with this recipe. Kids can help make them and because they'll be in the kitchen where all the action is, they're probably going to be excited to eat them, too.

Nutrition Facts

Kid-Friendly Hawaiian Chicken Kebabs with Brown Rice

CaloriesCalories

306 Per Serving

ProteinProtein

29g Per Serving

FiberFiber

5g Per Serving

Cost Per ServingCost Per Serving

$3.09
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Calories 306
Total Fat 4.0 g
Saturated Fat 0.5 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.0 g
Cholesterol 73 mg
Sodium 342 mg
Total Carbohydrate 40 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Sugars 20 g
Protein 29 g

Ingredients

Servings  4  

For the Chicken Kebabs:

  • non-stick Cooking spray
  • 36 pineapple chunks (packed in their own juice)
  • 2 fresh, chopped bell peppers (chopped into 36 pieces)
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes or cherry tomatoes
  • 12-15 wooden skewers
  • 2 cup brown rice (cooked to package instructions) OR
  • 2 8.8- oz. packaged, cooked brown rice

For the Marinade:

  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts (at least 36 pieces), all visible fat discarded, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 Tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 20 oz. canned, unsweetened juice from pineapple chunks can
  • 2 clove fresh garlic (minced) OR
  • 1 tsp. jarred, minced garlic

Directions

Tip: Click on step to mark as complete.

For the Chicken Kebabs:

  1. Preheat oven to 400° F. Take chicken out of marinade and place in a bowl.
  2. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Have kids wash bell peppers and tomatoes before chopping peppers. For kid-friendly assembly, place the pineapple, chopped peppers, and tomatoes in 3 separate bowls.
  3. Let kids add 1 tomato to the bottom of 1 skewer. Top with pineapple, chicken and bell pepper 3 times, letting kids add everything but the raw chicken. Let kids add 1 more tomato to top. Repeat with the rest of skewers.
  4. After 12 skewers are made (and all the chicken has been used), have kids make their own skewers with any remaining pieces. Cook kabobs in oven until chicken is cooked, about 15 minutes. Serve with rice.

For the Marinade:

  1. In a plastic bag, add chicken chunks.
  2. Have kids add soy sauce, 1 cup pineapple juice, and garlic into the plastic bag. Seal and let chicken marinate in the fridge for about 15 minutes.

Cooking Tip: Pineapples have an enzyme called bromelain that helps to make meat tender, making pineapple juice an excellent quick marinade.

Keep it Healthy: Skewering pieces of meat, vegetables, and fruit for dinner makes it fun for kids to eat, along with a having a meal with a quick cooking time.

Tip: You can also cook these on the grill but first, you would need to soak the wooden skewers in cold water to prevent them from catching on fire.

Tip: Grape tomatoes are smaller than cherry tomatoes, so more will fit in a pint container. If using grape tomatoes, there will be enough tomatoes to add 4 grape tomatoes per skewer. If using cherry tomatoes, just stick with 2 per skewer.

 

Simple Cooking with Heart helps you travel to the islands with this recipe. Kids can help make them and because they'll be in the kitchen where all the action is, they're probably going to be excited to eat them, too.

Nutrition Facts

Kid-Friendly Hawaiian Chicken Kebabs with Brown Rice

CaloriesCalories

306 Per Serving

ProteinProtein

29g Per Serving

FiberFiber

5g Per Serving

Cost Per ServingCost Per Serving

$3.09
×
Calories 306
Total Fat 4.0 g
Saturated Fat 0.5 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.0 g
Cholesterol 73 mg
Sodium 342 mg
Total Carbohydrate 40 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Sugars 20 g
Protein 29 g

Ingredients

Servings  4  

For the Chicken Kebabs:

  • non-stick Cooking spray
  • 36 pineapple chunks (packed in their own juice)
  • 2 fresh, chopped bell peppers (chopped into 36 pieces)
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes or cherry tomatoes
  • 12-15 wooden skewers
  • 2 cup brown rice (cooked to package instructions) OR
  • 2 8.8- oz. packaged, cooked brown rice

For the Marinade:

  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts (at least 36 pieces), all visible fat discarded, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 Tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 20 oz. canned, unsweetened juice from pineapple chunks can
  • 2 clove fresh garlic (minced) OR
  • 1 tsp. jarred, minced garlic

Directions

Tip: Click on step to mark as complete.

For the Chicken Kebabs:

  1. Preheat oven to 400° F. Take chicken out of marinade and place in a bowl.
  2. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Have kids wash bell peppers and tomatoes before chopping peppers. For kid-friendly assembly, place the pineapple, chopped peppers, and tomatoes in 3 separate bowls.
  3. Let kids add 1 tomato to the bottom of 1 skewer. Top with pineapple, chicken and bell pepper 3 times, letting kids add everything but the raw chicken. Let kids add 1 more tomato to top. Repeat with the rest of skewers.
  4. After 12 skewers are made (and all the chicken has been used), have kids make their own skewers with any remaining pieces. Cook kabobs in oven until chicken is cooked, about 15 minutes. Serve with rice.

For the Marinade:

  1. In a plastic bag, add chicken chunks.
  2. Have kids add soy sauce, 1 cup pineapple juice, and garlic into the plastic bag. Seal and let chicken marinate in the fridge for about 15 minutes.

Cooking Tip: Pineapples have an enzyme called bromelain that helps to make meat tender, making pineapple juice an excellent quick marinade.

Keep it Healthy: Skewering pieces of meat, vegetables, and fruit for dinner makes it fun for kids to eat, along with a having a meal with a quick cooking time.

Tip: You can also cook these on the grill but first, you would need to soak the wooden skewers in cold water to prevent them from catching on fire.

Tip: Grape tomatoes are smaller than cherry tomatoes, so more will fit in a pint container. If using grape tomatoes, there will be enough tomatoes to add 4 grape tomatoes per skewer. If using cherry tomatoes, just stick with 2 per skewer.