Pineapple Curry Glazed Chicken Skewers

Pineapple Curry Glazed Chiken Skewers

Pineapple Curry Glazed Chicken Skewers

I am so proud of this dish, I made it all by my lonesome, no recipe or cookbook used. If you like the flavors of coconut, pineapple and curry this is definitely a dish for you.   These delicious little morsels turned out even better than I thought they would.  I swear they were like meaty candied morsels….LOL.  They are savory and sweet with just a bit of heat, soooo yummy.  I will admit though I was inspired to use pineapple from Kayotic Kitchen’s twitter feed, she mentioned a pineapple version of her Peachy Chicken.   

Of course the best part about this dish was that it was easy to make.  Hubby said that this had to be one of the top five, although I am not really sure which ones the other four would be. 😀  I would definitely use this glaze again, Hubby said to be sure to write it down so we can use it on the grill this summer.

I served these skewers over a bed of jasmine rice that I cooked with equal parts water and coconut milk.  Yum!

Pineapple Curry Glazed Chicken Skewers

  •  2 chicken breasts
  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • 1 can of crushed pineapple, drained (reserve 1 Tbs)
  • 1 Tbs of curry
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 cup red pepper, minced
  • 1 Tbs vanilla
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, minced
  • 1/2 a small onion, minced
  • 12-14 small wood skewers

 Pineapple Curry Glaze

1.  In a large bowl combine pineapple, honey, brown sugar, pineapple juice, curry, vanilla, red pepper and 2 cloves of minced garlic.  Combine well.

2.  Heat a large skillet to a medium-high heat.  Pour in pineapple mixture and bring to a boil,  turn down heat and let it simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Set aside.


1.  Pour coconut milk into a large bowl.  Cut chicken into 1 inch pieces, (I like it when chicken is still a little frozen, it’s easier to cut) and drop into the bowl of coconut milk. 

2.  Heat a large skillet with 1 Tbs of olive oil, saute onions and 2 cloves of minced garlic until translucent. 

3.  Using slotted spoon, transfer chicken from bowl to the hot pan. (rinse out bowl, you will need it again)  Cook until “browned”.  Removed chicken from skillet and place in bowl, let it cool until it is comfortable to handle.

4. Preheat broiler on normal.  Prepare broiling pan. Skewer 4 to 5 pieces of chicken on each skewer.   

5.  Coat skewers with pineapple glaze and place on broiling pan, spoon pineapple glaze over skewers.

6.  Broil at normal heat until cooked through and browning, abt 10 mins.  Keep an eye on it. 

7.  Serve warm and garnish with cilantro.




  1. says

    Just clicked over from the rice bowls…this looks great too. I could see where you’d need the whole T. of vanilla with the curry, coconut milk milk and cilantro. All strong flavors – so I bet the vanilla balanced it perfectly!

  2. Amberly says

    We tried this dish tonight and I had a few questions. First, 1 tablespoon of vanilla? Really? That seems like a lot. Second, what kind of red pepper? Minced tells me it should be a fresh pepper, but does red pepper mean a bell pepper or a chili pepper of some kind? The dish was pretty good with the substitutions I made, but I would like to try it the way it was meant to be made.

    • Meseidy says

      It is 1 Tbs of vanilla, I guess it does sound like a lot but it is what I used. I double checked my notes to be sure and I used red bell pepper. The curry by itself gives it enough heat for me I don’t think I could take chili peppers on top of that. 😀

  3. April says

    What size can of crushed pineapple? I have an 8 oz one in my cupboard that really needs to be used. I love curry and coconut too, so this sounds perfect!

    • Meseidy says

      I actually used a 20 oz can of pineapple rings, that I crushed, so an 8 oz can of crushed should work. I say give it a go. 😀

  4. beth says

    Re: Grilling – I’m terrible at grilling, but having a party on sat. Do you think the glaze would burn?

    • Meseidy says

      I don’t think so, first chicken cooks pretty quick and I did mine in a gas broiler, so there was a flame and they did fine.

    • Meseidy says

      The glaze would most definatly go with some shrimp or fish. Cook it over the grill on a warm summer day….Mmmmm! Um, delicious!

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