Grilled Huli Huli Chicken Kabobs – Juicy pineapple and tender chicken coated in a sweet and savory glaze then grilled to perfection! The perfect summertime, quick dinner!
This weekend is a big weekend.
Just as I thought I was home free from sports games taking over our TV, another season is upon us.
Home opener is this Sunday. Which I imagine most peeps around the KC area will be treating like a holiday, as our KC Royals won the world series last fall. Justttt in case you missed that. Which is me 99% of the time as I am not much of a baseball fan; I am more there for the beer. And oh ya, conversations with friends!
Summertime baseball games are one of the reasons I love summer. The tailgating. The grill blazing. The nice chilled beers going down oh too smooth. The wind blowing in your hair. Well, that is how they are supposed to go. Last year, we happen to choose to attend a game on the hottest day of year. And remember I was oh about 7 months preggo at this time. Recipe for disaster.
I was already a bit worried about the game as my attention span is rather short but being preggo and not being able to enjoy an adult beverage, I was a bit skeptical of how long I would last in 100-degree weather. We set out for the stadium. Sunny and hotter than h*ll. Wonderful. I wore these cute jean colored linen shorts with white dots on them with a black tank. Black is slimming, right? Well as the tailgate when on, a storm rolled in. A auick rain shower that was followed by an extreme case of mugginess. And no wind. I mean, it was dead out there. As the tailgate went on, I am pretty sure the black asphalt below me started to boil.
I looked at the hubs and told him we gotta get this train moving. Game time was approaching and that stadium is a far walk for this waddler. And my sweaty self was starting to wear thin. As we started to walk, it seemed to only get hotter. And those linen shorts immediately seemed like a bad idea. You know, it doesn’t hide sweat. Ugh.
On our sweaty walk, my mom proceeds to
yell ask me something that you instanly look at someone and think, “did you really just say that?”
“Meg…did you pee your pants?”
Hand to forehead. Really, Mom?
I am seven months pregnant. In 100 degree heat. With 100% humidity. I am going to let you think about that one. Looking back on it, maybe it was amusing but with a shortened fuse, I thought it was anything but.
Fast forward to this years baseball season, I will be willfully enjoying an adult beverage, by the grill in 70 degree weather! Now, you’re speaking my language.
When we light up the grill around our house, Kingsford Charcoal has always been our top pick. And this year, Kingsford wants to “Take Back Opening Day”! Let Opening Day remain Opening Day. Just that. One day! 30 Teams. 15 Stadiums. One amazing afternoon. Join the conversation as they Take Back Opening Day for the 2017 baseball season. Sign the petition, and let’s play ball! Make sure to visit Kingsford to check it out!
These Grilled Huli Huli Chicken Kabobs are sweet, savory and oh so addicting! Not to mention, exactly how I want to welcome opening day! The glaze is a Hawaiian type sauce that you marinate the chicken in first to help tenderize the chicken plus really pack a punch. Then the remaining sauce is thickened on the stove to luscious glaze that I could just eat with a spoon. As the chicken cooks, the sauce is painted on. It caramelizes as it cooks to create an addicting crust. Then the pineapple is charred and its natural sugars are released. The two combined?
A knock out recipe that we can’t get enough of lately!
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Ready to get grilling?
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Kingsford. The opinions and text are all mine.2