Spicy Chicken & Pineapple Skewers


These are great as an opener for a party or a weeknight meal. For extra spice, keep the seeds in the jalapenos and grill, or go without for a sweeter flavor.

Spicy Chicken & Pineapple Skewers

  • Serves 8
  • 84 calories
  • Carbohydrates: 13g   sodium: 94 mg
  • Total fat: 0g   fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 2g


  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper sauce, optional
  • 4 ounces thinly sliced, reduced sodium deli ham (about 5 slices)
  • 1 pound fresh pineapple chunks
  • Jalapeno peppers, thinly sliced and seeded
  • 20 mini skewers


  1. Heat an outdoor grill or grill pan to medium heat.
  2. Soak skewers in a shallow pan of water to prevent them from burning while grilling.
  3. Stir the syrup and hot sauce (if you’d like these extra spicy) in a small bowl. Cut each slice of ham into strips a little wider than each pineapple chunk, about 1 1/2 inches. Wrap each strip around a pine apple chunk, top with a jalapeno slice, and skewer.
  4. Grill, turning once, about 4 minutes. Lightly brush with the syrup mixture and grill until the honey caramelizes onto the skewers, about 2 minutes. Use a spatula to remove from the grill to avoid tearing the ham. Serve immediately.