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BBQ Chicken And Pineapple Skewers With Fresh Bay Leaves

Tyler Florence


BBQ Chicken And Pineapple Skewers With Fresh Bay Leaves

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Cook Time

45

Minutes

Serves

4 - 6

People

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What's this?

Chef Tyler Florence's homemade BBQ sauce is simmered to perfection, then brushed onto full skewers. Bay leaves impart their unique aromatic flavor to juicy, sweet pineapple for a zesty take on BBQ chicken kabobs.

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup ketchup

  • 1/2 Cup soy sauce

  • 1/4 Cup honey

  • 1 Tablespoon yellow mustard

  • 1/4 Cup light brown sugar

  • 2 Clove garlic, crushed

  • 1 lemon, juiced

  • 1/2 Pineapple, fresh

  • 6 Chicken, thighs - bonless skinless

  • To Taste salt and pepper

  • 12 bay leaves

  • 12 Wooden Skewers

  • As Needed olive oil

Steps

  • 1

    When ready to cook, start Traeger grill on Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes). Set the temperature to the highest temperature (500 degrees F on the Timberline) and preheat, lid closed, for 10-15 minutes.
  • 2

    In a saucepan, combine the ketchup, soy sauce, honey, mustard, brown sugar, garlic, and lemon juice and stir to blend.
  • 3

    Bring to a simmer over medium heat and cook gently until thickened, about 10 minutes. Set aside.
  • 4

    With a sharp knife, slice off the pineapple rind. Cut the pineapple lengthwise into 3 long wedges, cut off and discard the core, and cut the pineapple into 2” chunks.
  • 5

    Cut each chicken thigh into 4 pieces. Thread the chicken, bay leaves, and pineapple pieces onto the skewers – alternating the chicken, bay leaf, and pineapple.
  • 6

    Remove the garlic cloves from the sauces and discard. Reserve about half of the sauce for serving, then brush the skewers with the remaining sauce.
  • 7

    Grill the skewers, turning often, basting occasionally with the barbecue sauce, until cooked through, about 10 to 15 minutes.
  • 8

    Serve with the reserved sauce on the side for dipping. Enjoy!
  • 9

    We were honored to partner with talented celebrity Chef Tyler Florence on this recipe, made specifically with the Timberline grill in mind.
  • 10

    Stay tuned for more from our recipe collaboration with Chef Tyler Florence. See more of Chef Tyler Florence’s work on his Instagram account @tylerflorence and stay up to date with him on the Food Network.