1 pound skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size chunks (at least 36 pieces)
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
Juice from 1 (20-ounce) can pineapple chunks in pineapple juice (no-added sugar)
1 teaspoon minced garlic from jar or 2 garlic cloves, minced
36 pineapple chunks (from the 20-ounce can) in own juices
2 bell peppers, chopped into at least 36 pieces
1 pint grape tomatoes or cherry tomatoes
12 to 15 wooden skewers
2 cups pre-cooked brown rice or 2 (8.8-ounce) packages fully-cooked brown rice
Cooking Tips: Pineapples have an enzyme called bromelain that helps to make meat tender, making pineapple juice an excellent quick marinade.
Keep it Healthy: Skewering pieces of meat, vegetables, and fruit for dinner makes it fun for kids to eat, along with a having a meal with a quick cooking time.
Cooking Tips: Grape tomatoes are smaller than cherry tomatoes, so more will fit in a pint container. If using grape tomatoes, there will be enough tomatoes to add 4 grape tomatoes per skewer. If using cherry tomatoes, just stick with 2 per skewer.
Safety Tips: You can also cook these on the grill but first, you would need to soak the wooden skewers in cold water to prevent them from catching on fire.
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