Roasted Pineapple Chicken with a Sweet Chilli Glaze

Roasted Pineapple Chicken Skewers with a Sweet Chilli Glaze from Grill it with Levi

Here are some delicious, rustic skewers just perfect for a party.

For how many? Makes 8 skewers


  • 2 tbsp tbsp Reggae Reggae Tomato Ketchup or regular tomato ketchup
  • 2 tsp Japanese soy sauce
  • 90ml pineapple juice
  • 4 tbsp ginger syrup (or you can use the syrup from a jar of stem ginger)
  • 1 tsp soft dark brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp sweet chilli dipping sauce
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into bite-sized chunks (you need 32 chunks in total)
  • 6 skinless, boneless chicken thighs, each cut into 3 pieces


1. Put the glaze ingredients in a small pan and simmer, uncovered, over a low heat for 10 minutes, or until reduced to a syrup. Pour into a non-metallic container until needed. You can do this 1 or 2 days in advance and store covered in the fridge.

2. Make the skewers at least a couple of hours in advance of cooking. Thread a pineapple piece onto a metal skewer – or a wooden one that you have soaked in water for 30 minutes – followed by a chicken piece. Continue until you have 3 chicken pieces and 4 pineapple pieces on each skewer. Place the skewers in a flat, non-metallic dish and pour over the glaze. Turn a few times to coat and marinate for a couple of hours in the fridge, loosely covered in clingfilm.

3. Barbecue the skewers on a medium-high heat, basting with the marinade and turning often until the chicken is brown and cooked through – the juices should run clear. You need to pay attention and keep turning the skewers because the sweet glaze can burn. Serve immediately.

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