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Pineapple BBQ Chicken Skewers

Pineapple BBQ chicken skewers

OMG these were so yummy!!!  The chicken stays really tender after marinating in the BBQ sauce.  Make sure you only partially cook the bacon as it will finish on the grill.

Pineapple BBQ Chicken Skewers
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup BBQ sauce
  • 1½ Pounds boneless chicken breast cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 Pineapple cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 8 slices of thick cut bacon
Instructions
  1. Marinate the chicken with ½ cup BBQ sauce for at least 30 minutes and up to 6 hours.
  2. Partially cook the bacon and slice into 2 inch slices.
  3. Thread 2 pieces of chicken, a piece of bacon, a piece of pineapple and then repeat on the skewers.
  4. Heat a grill to high and cook the skewers on high, brushing with the remaining BBQ sauce.
  5. Total cooking time will be between 8 and 12 minutes depending on your grill.

 

Cuban Mojo Marinated Pork Chops

cuban mojo marinated pork

I am in search of new grilling and marinade recipes.  Sometimes it is easy to get stuck doing the same ol same ol every day.  This marinade is a little sweet and tangy at the same time.  It would also be great on chicken or swordfish.  We all agreed it should be in the rotation!

Cuban Marinated Pork Chops
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Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¾ cup orange juice
  • ½ cup lime juice
  • 1 cup cilantro
  • ¼ mint
  • 8 garlic cloves
  • 1 Tbsp oregano
  • 1 Tbsp cumin
  • 1 Tbsp orange zest
  • 8 pork chops
Instructions
  1. Place extra virgin olive oil thru cumin in a food processor and run until it is finely chopped. Add the marinade to a zip lock bag. Add the zest to the bag and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Add the pork chops and marinate at least 30 minutes and up to 2 hours.
  3. Grill at high temperature until cooked through, 8- 10 minutes.

 

Caprese Chicken

caprese-chicken

Caprese Chicken
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 2 Boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 2 Slices Provolone
  • 2 Slices Proscuitto
  • 2 Tbsp pesto
  • 1 Tomato sliced thin, seasoned with salt & pepper
  • Olive oil
Instructions
  1. Heat the oven to 350.
  2. Slice the chicken breast vertical to form a "book", fold open.
  3. Spread the pesto on the chicken.
  4. Add the prosciutto, then the tomatoes, then the provolone.
  5. Fold the chicken back together (close the book) and season well on both sides with salt & pepper.
  6. Heat a non stick pan and coat the pan with olive oil.
  7. Cook the chicken on both sides for 5 minutes until golden brown. Place the chicken on a cookie sheet and finish in the oven for 10-15 more minutes until chicken is cooked through.