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Grilled Orange Chicken Thigh Skewers with Pineapple and Vegetables image

Orange juice lights up the marinade with bright flavor, for boneless, skinless chicken thigh skewers that you grill, outside. Each skewer is filled with colorful, healthy veggies and the added bonus of fresh pineapple. Serve over your favorite rice, and add a green vegetable or salad.

Provided by Bibi

Categories     Meat and Poultry Recipes     Chicken     Chicken Thigh Recipes

Time 4h35m

Yield 3

Number Of Ingredients 14

¼ cup coconut aminos (soy-free seasoning sauce)
½ cup orange juice
2 tablespoons avocado oil
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
1 tablespoon chile-garlic paste, or to taste
salt and ground black pepper to taste
3 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, each cut into 5 pieces
¼ cup pineapple juice
3 (24-inch) long metal skewers
¾ cup red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
½ large onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 small zucchini, cut into 1/4-inch slices
1 ½ cups fresh pineapple chunks
1 ½ cups hot cooked rice


  • Combine coconut aminos, orange juice, avocado oil, ginger, and chile-garlic paste in a gallon-sized resealable bag. Season marinade with salt and pepper and add chicken pieces. Gently squeeze the sides of the bag, coating all of the chicken with the marinade. Squeeze out as much air as possible, seal, and spread out chicken pieces in a single layer inside the bag.
  • Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or overnight, turning the bag a few times during that time.
  • Drain marinade into a small saucepan and add pineapple juice. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and boil until marinade has reduced to 1/2 cup, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • Meanwhile, alternately thread each skewer with chicken, bell pepper, onion, zucchini, and pineapple. Repeat until each skewer is filled.
  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.
  • Set skewers on the hot grill grate. Brush with reduced marinade, reduce heat to medium, close the lid, and grill 4 to 5 minutes. Turn and brush with marinade reduction. Monitor for flare-ups, and move skewers as necessary to manage any flames. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).
  • Serve skewers over hot cooked rice.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 522.3 calories, Carbohydrate 56.1 g, Cholesterol 71.6 mg, Fat 21.9 g, Fiber 3.2 g, Protein 23.4 g, SaturatedFat 4.5 g, Sodium 798.8 mg, Sugar 18 g

Theodis Walker
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I love this recipe! It's so easy to make and the chicken is always moist and flavorful. I often serve this dish with rice and vegetables.

Yaaqov Avihay Atiya
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This recipe is a keeper! The chicken is so tender and juicy, and the orange sauce is delicious. I will definitely be making this again.

Sulaiman Adeola
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I've made this recipe several times and it's always a hit. The chicken is always moist and flavorful, and the orange sauce is the perfect balance of sweet and tangy.

Nicholas Cook
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This recipe is a great way to use up leftover chicken. I often make a double batch of chicken skewers and then use the leftovers to make chicken salad or chicken tacos.

Depend on mood
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I'm not a huge fan of chicken, but I really enjoyed this recipe. The orange sauce was amazing and the chicken was cooked perfectly.

Sk Izajul
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This is one of my favorite recipes to make for a quick and easy weeknight meal. The chicken skewers are always a hit, and the leftovers are great for lunch the next day.

Stone Man Gaming
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I love this recipe! The chicken is always juicy and flavorful, and the orange sauce is so delicious. I often serve this dish with rice and vegetables.

Tanzila Akter
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5/5 stars! The grilled orange chicken thighs were a huge hit at my last party. The chicken was moist and flavorful, and the orange sauce was the perfect balance of sweet and tangy. I highly recommend this recipe.

Shrouk Salah
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I made this recipe for my family and they loved it! The chicken was tender and juicy, and the sauce was delicious. I would definitely recommend this recipe to anyone looking for a tasty and easy-to-make grilled chicken dish.

Abdi Sharif
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This recipe was easy to follow and the end result was delicious. The chicken was cooked perfectly and the sauce was flavorful. I will definitely be making this again.

John Hanley
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I'm not usually a fan of orange chicken, but this recipe changed my mind. The grilled chicken was incredibly flavorful, and the pineapple and vegetables added a nice touch of sweetness.

Morgan Abend
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This recipe is a winner! The chicken skewers were a hit at my summer barbecue. Everyone loved the combination of flavors and textures.

Mansoor Ghayoor
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Amazing flavors! The chicken was moist and juicy, and the pineapple and vegetables were grilled to perfection. The orange sauce was the perfect finishing touch, adding a sweet and tangy flavor.