Grilled Caribbean Chicken and Bacon Kabobs

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Grilled Caribbean Chicken and Bacon Kabobs are one of our favorites on the grill! Pineapple, marinated chicken, and bacon wrapped bananas, it’s a vacation on a stick!

Grilled Caribbean Shish Kabobs on a Serving Platter

Grilled Caribbean Chicken and Bacon Kabobs

Once you try this taste of the islands, you will be in love. The bacon wrapped bananas are my FAVORITE part of these grilled Caribbean Shish Kabobs. I know it sounds weird but they are amazing! The bacon is crispy on the outside and the bananas are so soft and warm on the inside that they melt in your mouth. The bacon wrapped bananas in addition to the flavor of the grilled pineapple and marinated chicken make these kabobs over the top delicious. This is always a hit at summer barbecues!

Substitutions and Additions

As mentioned above, don’t go substituting out the bacon wrapped bananas. Those babies are what makes the dish so delicious and unique. If you are wanting to swap out the chicken for steak or even pork, go right ahead, it would be delicious. If you are wanting to add a little something extra, some vegetables maybe, try using mushrooms, onions, or red bell peppers.
Close up of Grilled Caribbean Shish Kabobs on the Grill

Side Dish Ideas

Want to make these tasty shish kabobs but aren’t quite sure what to serve along with them? Here are some of our favorite side dish choices:

  • Cilantro Lime Rice (and Black Beans): Cilantro Lime Rice and Black Beans are the perfect complement to these kabobs. I often make these recipes as a side dish to my regular meals.
  • KFC Coleslaw Copycat Recipe: Coleslaw goes great with any grilled dish. The cool, crunchy, creamy cabbage always complements kabobs on hot summer days!
  • Easy Lemon Rice: The zesty flavor of the Easy Lemon Rice goes perfectly with this dish. The sweet from the kabobs and the savory/zesty from the rice.. Mmmmmm.
  • Caribbean Coconut Fudge Bars: Ok, this is more of a dessert than a side dish, but if you are doing a diner with a Caribbean theme you have GOT to try these! These Caribbean Coconut Fudge Bars can’t be beat! A soft oatmeal cookie crust with chocolate fudge and gooey coconut topping- an instant favorite!
Grilled Caribbean Shish Kabobs on a Serving Platter

Grilled Caribbean Chicken and Bacon Kabobs

5 from 4 votes
Grilled Caribbean Chicken and Bacon Kabobs are one of our favorites on the grill! Pineapple, marinated chicken, and bacon wrapped bananas, it's a vacation on a stick!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Grill/BBQ, Hawaiian, Island
Servings 4

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Equipment

  • Outdoor Barbecue Grill

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Marinate chicken pieces in teriyaki or peanut sauce for at least 3 hours. 
  • Cut bananas into about 5 pieces each. 
  • Slightly cook the bacon slices so you can pat off some of the grease, but don’t cook them too long because you want them long and soft enough to wrap around the bananas. Then lightly coat the bacon in maple syrup.
  • Wrap the bacon around the bananas and put them securely onto skewers alternating with chicken and pineapple. 
  • Grill over medium heat until chicken is cooked through.
  • Optional: Brush on more teriyaki sauce to the skewers while they are grilling.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 532kcalCarbohydrates: 70gProtein: 50gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 145mgSodium: 279mgPotassium: 1478mgFiber: 5gSugar: 50gVitamin A: 210IUVitamin C: 69.5mgCalcium: 76mgIron: 1.5mg

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Emily Walker

Emily lives in Meridian, Idaho, with her husband, Beau, a physician assistant, and her three incredible children: a son and two daughters. Travel is one of her favorite ways to experience new cultures and cuisines, and she has a love for all things Disney.

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  1. 5 stars
    This is such a unique dish! I was a little weirded out by the bananas, but they totally made the dish – definitely wouldn’t be the same without them!

    1. You could use mushrooms instead.. bacon-wrapped mushrooms are SO tasty! It wouldn’t have the sweetness but would still be good 🙂