Add some sweet heat to your cookout with these jerk chicken skewers

  • Remember cutting slightly larger chunks of chicken (1½-inch pieces) helps the meat stay juicy on the grill, even as its edges take on a nice char. We like to use the pineapple chunks as stoppers at either end of each skewer.

    Remember cutting slightly larger chunks of chicken (1½-inch pieces) helps the meat stay juicy on the grill, even as its edges take on a nice char. We like to use the pineapple chunks as stoppers at either end of each skewer. Jennifer Chase for The Washington Post/Food styling by Lisa Cherkasky

 
By Matt Brooks
The Washington Post

Burgers and dogs may be the traditional staples of a cookout, but when you're craving something more than meat on bun, a well-assembled skewer is a colorful showstopper on the grill.

It's scientifically* proven that food tastes better when it's served on a stick, especially when that stick features alternating bites of grilled, spicy chicken and sweet, fruity goodness.

(*Disclaimer: This is not a scientific fact, but your taste buds might tell you otherwise.)

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