Grilled Pineapple Chicken Kebabs

Grilled Pineapple Chicken Kebabs | The Happy HousewifeBy contributing writer Kristia

For a different variation of grilled chicken, try these Grilled Pineapple Chicken Kebabs. Grilling the pineapple brings out the fruit’s sweetness and it goes well with the vegetables and marinated chicken.

Serve the kebabs with rice and a large salad. If you have leftovers, use them to make wraps for the next day’s lunch or dinner.


Pineapple Chicken Kebabs
Recipe type: Main Dish
Serves: 6
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut evenly into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 bell pepper, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 small red onion, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 pineapple, cut into chunks
  • ¼ cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • approximately 12 (12-inch) skewers, bamboo or metal
  1. The chicken, pepper, onion, and pineapple should all be cut into bite-sized pieces, but still large enough to thread onto skewers.
  2. Place the chicken in a shallow bowl or pan. Combine the orange juice, soy sauce, oil, and garlic cloves and pour over the chicken. Make sure the chicken in completely coated. Place the chicken in the refrigerator and marinate for at least an hour or more.
  3. Pre-heat grill to medium.
  4. Place peppers and onions in a small bowl and drizzle lightly with olive oil.
  5. If using bamboo skewers, they need to soak in water for 30 minutes before using. Thread the chicken, peppers, onions, and pineapple onto skewers. Don't thread too tightly, leave some space between pieces so the food can cook evenly and properly.
  6. Place chicken skewers on grill and close lid. Cook for 5 minutes. Turn the skewers and grill for another 3-4 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

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Spicy Dry Rub for Chicken


Spicy Dry Rub for Chicken | The Happy Housewife

By contributing writer Andrea Green

Have you ever been asked the question, “What’s for dinner?” and not had the answer? This recipe for homemade spicy dry rub for chicken has saved me from dinnertime panic on many occasions.

This dry rub is made from spices you probably already have in your cupboard and only takes a few minutes to mix up. Once you’ve combined the spices, store your rub in a small mason jar, and you can whip up dinner in a snap!

You can use it on any chicken pieces you have: drumsticks, thighs, or breasts. Skinless or skin on. Boneless or bone in. All you need to do is rub it on. Then choose your preferred cooking method to cook the chicken. I usually broil or grill it.

If you have a family of young kids, you may want to play around with the amount of ground red pepper you include.

Spicy Homemade Spice Rub for Chicken


  • 2 1/2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon ground red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper


  1. Combine ingredients in a small bowl, stirring until well mixed.
  2. Store closed in a small mason jar until ready to use.

Don’t forget to pin this recipe–it makes excellent homemade Christmas gifts!

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Honey Mustard Slow Cooker Pork Roast

Honey Mustard Slow Cooker Pork Roast | The Happy Housewife
By contributing writer Andrea Green

This flavorful honey mustard slow cooker pork roast recipe is easy to make and cooks all day so you have a delicious, moist, and tender dinner ready when you are. Your family is sure to love the classic flavor combination of honey and mustard.

Try serving this pork roast with a side of rosemary and garlic roast potatoes. Add a green salad and you have a mouthwatering meal with very little prep time.

Honey Mustard Slow Cooker Pork Roast Recipe
Recipe type: Main Dish
  • 4 pounds pork shoulder roast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ cup Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  1. Add the pork roast to your slow cooker. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  2. In small bowl, stir together garlic powder, mustard, and honey. Spread on the pork roast.
  3. Add the onion and chicken broth to slow cooker.
  4. Cover and cook on low 8 to 9 hours or until you can easily shred the pork with two forks.


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Chicken and Corn Chowder


By contributing writer Kristia

Chicken & Corn Chowder is chunky and hearty and warms the soul during these cold winter months. It’s easy to prepare and is a great way to use leftover cooked chicken. Serve it with homemade artisan bread.

Chicken & Corn Chowder

Chicken & Corn Chowder


  • 5 strips of bacon
  • 1 small carrot, chopped fine
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped fine
  • 1 small onion, chopped fine
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 4 cups of chicken stock, divided
  • 1 16-ounce bag of frozen corn
  • 2 cups chopped, cooked chicken
  • 3 medium yukon gold potatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon each of salt & pepper
  • 2 cups milk


  1. In a large soup pot, cook 5 strips of bacon until crisp. Remove bacon and set aside, but leave the bacon drippings.
  2. Add the carrot, celery, onion, and garlic to the pot. Stir and cook in the bacon fat until softened.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the flour with 1 cup of chicken stock. Pour into the soup pot and stir well.
  4. Add 3 cups of chicken stock, corn, chicken, potatoes, salt, and pepper. Stir and bring to a simmer.
  5. Add the 2 cups of milk. Stirring constantly, bring the soup to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook until potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes.
  6. Top each serving with crumbled cooked bacon.

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