Food + Drink

published : 2023-08-21

A Summer Celebration with Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Pineapple Skewers

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An image of Shawn Gavin, the CEO and founder of Slofoodgroup, enthusiastically preparing the Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Pineapple Skewers in a well-lit kitchen. His hands are just beginning to assemble the skewers, with all the fresh ingredients laid out before him. Shawn is looking down at the arrangement, a smile on his face reflecting his delight at his culinary creation. (Taken with Canon EOS 5D Mark IV)

As the glow of summer becomes imminent, one mouth-watering recipe that captures the spirit of the season is ready to make its grand appearance. Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Pineapple Skewers - a delightful dish bursting with flavors of tangy teriyaki and sweet pineapple - are just the thing for your summertime gatherings.

Shawn Gavin, CEO and founder of Slofoodgroup in Sarasota, Florida, reminisced on the inception of this vibrant meal. 'Once the weather gets warm, isn't everyone looking for quick and easy meals?' he inquired with a knowing smile.

'That's why we came up with these grilled teriyaki chicken and pineapple skewers. They're easy to assemble and cook, and they pack a ton of flavor,' Gavin imparted, offering convenience without compromising the quality of the dish. For those short on time, a store-bought teriyaki sauce will work just as well, adding to the dish's feasibility.

A mid-preparation shot of the skewers being grilled on a medium heat burner. The skewers are being expertly turned for even grilling, the vibrant colors of the green bell pepper, spring onions, pineapple chunks and marinated chicken standing out beautifully against the grill. Vapor is seen rising up from the grill, a testament to the sizzling and aromatic cooking process. (Taken with Sony Alpha a7R II)

While this savory skewer composition certainly stands its ground as a complete meal, Gavin recommends a thoughtful pairing with pita bread or rice for that extra touch of satiety. 'Though the skewers are enough for a full meal, we suggest pairing them with pita bread or rice,' he suggested, alluding to an enhanced dining experience.

This tantalizing recipe serves four skewers with a manageable prep time of 15 minutes and an equally considerate cooking duration. Itinerants for the skewers include 400 grams of chicken thighs, a teaspoon each of sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper, and a half small pineapple. A green pepper and four spring onions are also required for this culinary concoction.

For an exquisite homemade teriyaki sauce, gather 4 tablespoons of light brown sugar, 3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, a star anise, half a cup of soy sauce, a quarter cup of water, and a teaspoon each of cornstarch and fish sauce. Arrange these ingredients to craft an aromatic sauce that beautifully ties together the flavors on the skewer.

A tantalizingly shot of the finished Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Pineapple Skewers, served warm on a polished wooden plate. The teriyaki sauce has been brushed over the skewers, providing a glossy finish that accentuates the food's inviting appeal. Each skewer is positioned in a way that illustrates the ensemble of flavors to be expected in each bite. Paired with freshly baked pita bread or a portion of steamed rice, the plate embodies the perfect summer meal. (Taken with Nikon D850)

Begin by seasoning the chicken thighs with sea salt and pepper, followed by a marination window of 30 minutes in the refrigerator. As the chicken takes in the flavors, whisk together the ingredients for the sauce and bring it to a simmer, allowing it to thicken. With the sauce ready and the chicken marinated, assemble the skewers by interchanging pieces of meat, green bell pepper, spring onions, and pineapple chunks.

Allow the skewers to embrace the grill's medium heat, cooking for four minutes per side before brushing them with the aromatic teriyaki sauce for an extra burst of flavor. Grill for one to two more minutes and serve warm; ready to whisk you away on a gastronomical adventure.

This original recipe is owned by and has been shared here for your culinary enjoyment. So here's to celebrating the summer, making culinary magic with the enticing Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Pineapple Skewers, and creating lasting memories along the way.