This chicken skewer recipe gets a tantalizing zing from Jamaican jerk seasoning and apricot fruit.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Recipe Summary

20 mins
28 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Sprinkle chicken with about half of the jerk seasoning; toss gently to coat. Cut any large pea pods in half crosswise.

  • Alternately thread chicken, sugar snap peas, pineapple, and sweet pepper onto 4 long (12-inch) or 8 shorter metal skewers (see Tip), leaving about 1/4 inch between pieces.

  • In a small saucepan, combine remaining jerk seasoning and the spreadable fruit. Cook and stir just until spreadable fruit is melted; set aside.

  • Place kabobs on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals. Grill for 8 to 12 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and vegetables are crisp-tender, turning once and brushing occasionally with sauce during the last 3 minutes of grilling.


Tip: If using wooden skewers, soak in enough water to cover for at least 1 hour before using.

Nutrition Facts

199 calories; protein 27.1g 54% DV; carbohydrates 19.9g 6% DV; dietary fiber 1.5g 6% DV; sugars 5.5g; fat 1.5g 2% DV; saturated fat 0.4g 2% DV; cholesterol 65.7mg 22% DV; vitamin a iu 1142.2IU 23% DV; vitamin c 81.1mg 135% DV; folate 22.3mcg 6% DV; calcium 25.7mg 3% DV; iron 1.3mg 7% DV; magnesium 35.8mg 13% DV; potassium 370.1mg 10% DV; sodium 173.1mg 7% DV.