Fruit and Chicken Kabobs


Bring the fresh style and bold flavors of the Caribbean to the backyard grill with these red onion, nectarine, and chicken kabobs steeped in a sweet-and-fiery marinade. Serve them on a bed of hot couscous or rice.

Fruit and Chicken Kabobs
Prep Time:
30 mins
Marinate Time:
4 hrs
Grill Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 45 mins


  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts

  • 3 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • 4 teaspoon honey

  • 4 teaspoon red wine vinegar

  • ½ teaspoon curry powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice

  • ¼ teaspoon bottled hot pepper sauce

  • 1 medium red onion, cut into 1-inch wedges

  • 1 nectarine, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces, or 1 papaya, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 2 cup hot cooked couscous or rice


  1. Rinse chicken; pat dry. Cut chicken into 1-inch pieces. Place chicken in a plastic bag set in a shallow dish. For marinade, in a small bowl stir together soy sauce, honey, vinegar, curry powder, allspice, and hot pepper sauce. Pour over chicken. Close the bag. Marinate chicken in the refrigerator for 4 hours, turning bag occasionally. Remove chicken from marinade, reserving the marinade.

  2. In a saucepan cook the onion in a small amount of boiling water for 3 minutes; drain. Thread the chicken, nectarine or papaya pieces, and partially cooked onion alternately onto eight 6-inch metal skewers.

  3. Grill the kabobs on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium-hot coals about 15 minutes or until chicken is tender and no longer pink, turning skewers occasionally. Place reserved marinade in a small saucepan. Bring to boiling. Cook, uncovered, for 1 minute. Pour marinade through a strainer, reserving liquid.

  4. Before serving, brush kabobs with the strained marinade. Serve kabobs with hot cooked couscous or rice. Pass any remaining marinade. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

374 Calories
4g Fat
54g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 374
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 59mg 20%
Sodium 462mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 21.8mg 109%
Calcium 30.3mg 2%
Iron 2.2mg 12%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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