Chicken, veggies, and pineapple get the bacon treatment with thick slabs woven throughout for the ultimate kabob.
Picture this: Juicy chunks of char-grilled pineapple and chicken interwoven with smoky strips of bacon.
Okay, just skip the rhetoric and pass the kabob.
It's not just that the bacon itself tastes divine. Woven around the other ingredients on the skewer, it naturally bastes the pineapple, chicken and veggies during the grilling process so that each morsel is infused with bacon goodness.
Where's that kabob?
That's right, it's basted with bacon drippings while it's cooking on the grill. Juicy, savory, smoky pineapple, chicken and veggies grilled to perfection and then are then drenched in a sweet and sticky Hawaiian sauce.
HEY! I said where's that kabob?!
COMING RIGHT UP!
Gather up your ingredients.
Make the sauce. It can be made in advance, but it's quick. Just dump the pineapple juice, brown sugar, salt, and cornstarch and soy sauce in a medium saucepan and stir until the cornstarch is dissolved. Bring it to a boil, reduce the heat to medium and simmer for two minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside until ready to use.
Cut up the chicken, pineapple, red bell peppers, and onions. (Note: you can use whatever vegetables you want.) If using wooden skewers, be sure to have soaked them in water for at least 20 minutes.
It's time to thread those skewers and weave, weave, weave that glorious bacon!
Weave the bacon around each piece of chicken and pineapple, stick the bell pepper and onion together and weave the bacon around both of those.
You'll need two pieces of bacon to complete each skewer – for a total of 4 pieces of chicken and 3 pieces each of pineapple, bell pepper and onion.
Place the completed kabobs on a platter or cutting board so you can take them out to the grill.
A thing of beauty deserves a second glance, don't you think? Oh, bacon, glorious bacon!
Heat the grill to medium-high. Drizzle some olive or vegetable oil over the kabobs, brush the oil evenly across them, and place them on the grill.
Cook for 10-15 minutes or until done, turning a couple of times.
Slather the kabobs with hot Hawaiian sauce and serve immediately.
Enjoy! (You will!)
For more scandalously delicious eats, visit Kimberly's recipe blog, The Daring Gourmet!