Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Skewers With Pineapple and Teriyaki Sauce Recipe

Joshua Bousel

The cure for the common skewer: brined chicken is wrapped in bacon, threaded on skewers with pineapple, grilled, and finished with a brush of teriyaki for a sweet, salty, fruity, smoky, and meaty treat.

Recipe Facts



Active: 30 mins
Total: 75 mins
Serves: 6 to 8 servings

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For the Brine:

  • 7 cups cold water

  • 1 1/2 cups soy sauce

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt

For the Chicken:

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts

  • 1 pound halved bacon slices

  • 1 large pineapple, peeled, cored, and cut into 1-inch cubes

To Cook:


  1. To make the brine: Whisk together water, soy sauce, sugar, and salt in a large bowl until solids are completely dissolved. Place chicken breast in brine and refrigerate for 45 minutes. Remove chicken from brine and pat dry with paper towels.

  2. For the Chicken: Cut chicken into 1-inch cubes. Wrap each piece of chicken with 1/2 a slice of bacon. Thread bacon-wrapped chicken on skewers, alternating with pineapple cubes.

  3. Light one chimney full of charcoal. When all charcoal is lit and covered with gray ash, pour out and spread the coals evenly over entire surface of coal grate. Set cooking grate in place, cover grill and allow to preheat for 5 minutes. Clean and oil the grilling grate. Grill skewers until bacon has browned and crisped and chicken has cooked through, 3-4 minutes per side. In the last minute of cooking, brush each skewer with teriyaki sauce all over. Remove to a platter, let rest for 5 minutes, then serve immediately with remaining teriyaki sauce.

Special equipment

Grill, bamboo skewers (pre-soaked in water for at least 30 minutes prior)

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
421 Calories
18g Fat
19g Carbs
44g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 to 8
Amount per serving
Calories 421
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 114mg 38%
Sodium 2533mg 110%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 44g
Vitamin C 39mg 197%
Calcium 45mg 3%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 618mg 13%
*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.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)