Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs

Grilled Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs are a summer favorite. Tender juicy grilled chicken is layered with a rainbow of veggies in a tangy Pineapple BBQ Sauce.

Serve this yummy meal with an easy rice pilaf or even a simple summer salad for a great meal!

Four Grilled Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs

Perfect for Summer

Like most grilling recipes, kabobs are the perfect summer meal! Chicken and fresh veggies all beautifully stacked on a skewer and grilled until caramelized.

The possibilities are endless.  These Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs are delicious when you make them and perfect leftover and added to a salad for lunch the next day.

If you’re using wood skewers, be sure to give them a soak first so they don’t burn on the grill!

Or Winter….

Don’t have a grill or want to stand out in the snow? No problem, you can also make these kabobs in the oven!

  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  2. Place prepared kabobs on a foil lined pan.
  3. Bake 22-26 minutes or until chicken reaches 165°F.

Easy peasy!

A rainbow of veggies on pan for chicken kebabs

One of the very best things about summer is all of the fresh produce and I try to incorporate it into every meal. These Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs are loaded up with peppers, chicken and of course pineapple and are brushed with an easy to create Pineapple Honey BBQ sauce!

Delicious BBQ Sauce is Key

Having a delicious thick BBQ sauce is great to add that sticky caramelized finish we all love so much .

Combine KC Masterpiece® BBQ Sauce & Dry Rubs with ANY liquid to create a delicious sauce or marinade. I simply added pineapple juice to the mix… I often add it to homemade bbq sauce for a basting sauce too. This makes tender grilled kabobs with loads of sweet tangy pineapple flavor.

hawaiian chicken kabobs being brushed with marinade

Great for Marinades

Making a great chicken marinade is easy and delicious! Most marinades need a bit of acidity and in this case I use pineapple juice. Not only does this tenderize the meat (don’t worry, it’s just a bit, it won’t make the meat mushy) but it also adds flavor and the sugars in the juice help to caramelize the sauce!

If you haven’t seen these mixes yet, I’m kind of in love with them! Each box comes with two pouches of mix that can be combined with any liquid to create your own sauces and marinades…  think beer, cola, juice or root beer to create the perfect BBQ sauce for your summer grilling!

Grilled Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs with peppers

More Grilled Chicken Recipes

Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs

Grilled Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs. Tender juicy chicken layered with a rainbow of veggies in a tangy Pineapple Honey BBQ Sauce. The perfect quick & easy summer meal!

  • 4 large boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup mushrooms (halved)
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 orange bell pepper
  • 1 cup diced pineapple
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 purple onion

Sauce

  • 1 package KC Masterpiece® BBQ Sauce & Dry Rub (Sweet Honey)
  • 1 3/4 cup pineapple juice (divided)

Sauce

  1. Combine 3/4 pineapple juice and 1 pouch KC Masterpiece® BBQ Sauce & Dry Rub. Set aside.

Skewers

  1. Cut chicken into bite sized pieces. In a large zipper bag combine 1 cup pineapple juice and 1 pouch KC Masterpiece® BBQ Sauce & Dry Rub and chicken. Marinate 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat grill to medium high.
  3. Thread chicken and vegetables onto skewers and brush with BBQ Sauce.
  4. Grill 12-16 minutes or until cooked through.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of KC Masterpiece® . The opinions and text are all mine.

Creamy Corn Chowder – so much more than just soup!

Creamy Corn Chowder is so much more than just soup. Made with sweet fresh summer corn, cream and chicken broth, it’s a delicious combination of savory and sweet, all in one filling and satisfying dish.

This easy chowder can be a meal in itself, served with cheesy breadsticks, corn bread, or oyster crackers. It can also be served on the side or as a prelude to a dinner of grilled chicken.

A pot of creamy corn chowder topped with bacon and chives

What is Corn Chowder?

Corn chowder is a thick and chunky soup with a creamy (or milk) based broth. This recipe uses both, giving it extra yumminess. It is a great way to use fresh corn on the cob or even leftover grilled corn.

A potato corn chowder with bacon is a hearty favorite. Try adding in additional veggies or seasoning to suit your taste!

  • Vegetables: onion, celery, potatoes, and corn.
  • Seasonings: bay leaf, thyme, and pepper
  • Creamy Base: chicken broth, heavy cream and milk

If you want a little more heat and bite, throw in some minced jalapeños. Diced green peppers also combine nicely in corn chowder.

Two images showing bacon being fried and onions and celery being sautéed.

How to Make It

There are a few steps involved in making this corn chowder, so to speed things up we love using leftover boiled corn on the cob.

Prep work is just 2 easy steps – one if you’re using leftover oven-baked bacon!

  1. Dice the potatoes and onion and slicing the celery.
  2. Fry the bacon until crisp, drain and crumble.

Two images showing the steps to prepare corn chowder.

To Make Corn Chowder

  1. Sauté the onion and celery until softened. Add potatoes, chicken broth, and seasonings. Simmer until potatoes are soft.
  2. Add the corn, simmering a few minutes more before adding milk and cream. Simmer until slightly thickened.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in the bacon.

Adjust seasonings to taste and serve hot with a warm homemade biscuits

Close up of a bowl of corn chowder, topped with crumbled bacon and corn chunks.

Can You Freeze Chowder?

Leftover corn and potato chowder can be refrigerated for up to three days, but shouldn’t be stored in the freezer. Freezing won’t affect the taste, but it will cause the milk solids to separate as they thaw, and the broth will be grainy and look unappetizing.

How to Freeze Creamy Soups

But don’t despair! You can make it in advance for the freezer, just follow the recipe, but leave out the dairy. Cool in freezer containers, leaving an inch of head space for expansion. When ready to thaw, pop it back into a pot on low heat. When liquefied and simmering, stir in the milk and cream, and you’ll have steaming bowls of delicious corn chowder on the table in no time!

Try These Tasty Chowders

Corn Chowder

Creamy Corn Chowder is a meal in itself, the perfect side or the perfect start to dinner. Made with crumbled bacon, heavy cream and chicken broth, it’s a delicious combination of savory & sweet.

  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1/2 medium onion (diced)
  • ½ cup celery (sliced)
  • 1 1/2 cups potato (peeled and diced)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • black pepper to taste
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 3 cups corn (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  1. Cook bacon until crisp. Set aside reserving drippings.
  2. Saute onion and celery over medium heat until tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add potato, thyme, bay leaf, pepper and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and let simmer 8 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

  4. Add corn and simmer an additional 2-3 minutes for fresh corn, 5-6 for frozen corn.

  5. Whisk together milk and cream. Add into soup mixture and bring to a boil while stirring. Simmer 2 minutes to thicken. Remove 2-3 cups soup and blend. Stir blended mixture back into the soup.

  6. Remove from heat and stir in half of the bacon. Garnish with remaining bacon and green onions if desired.

This creamy corn chowder is made with crumbled bacon, potatoes, heavy cream, and chicken broth. My family thinks this is the best soup, especially when topped with extra bacon and jalapeños for a little extra spicy-ness! #spendwithpennies #cornchowder #chowderrecipe #creamysoup #30minmeal
This creamy corn chowder is made with crumbled bacon, potatoes, heavy cream, and chicken broth. My family thinks this is the best soup, especially when topped with extra bacon and jalapeños for a little extra spicy-ness! #spendwithpennies #cornchowder #chowderrecipe #creamysoup #30minmeal
This creamy corn chowder is made with crumbled bacon, potatoes, heavy cream, and chicken broth. My family thinks this is the best soup, especially when topped with extra bacon and jalapeños for a little extra spicy-ness! #spendwithpennies #cornchowder #chowderrecipe #creamysoup #30minmeal

Glazed Lemon Honey Garlic Chicken

Glazed Lemon Honey Garlic Chicken is tender and juicy chicken cooked in the skillet topped the most amazing lemon honey garlic glaze!  You are going to love this simple but full of flavor 30 minute meal! 

Quick and easy meals that are the best family meals are perfect for a busy weeknight. If you love 30 minutes meals try this Caramel Chicken, Chicken Enchiladas with Avocado Cream Sauce or Cider Glazed Chicken.

Glazed Honey Lemon Garlic Chicken

If you haven’t noticed yet, 30 minute meals are becoming my BFF lately.  And my skillet meals are becoming quite popular on my site.  This Creamy Tuscan Garlic Chicken is soaring to one of the most popular skillet meals on the site!

These 30 minute meals are saving me during the busy school year and I am still able to provide a delicious meal that brings the family together for just a few minutes each night.

The best part about this recipe is that it only requires a few ingredients.  I had all of the ingredients in the pantry and some costco chicken in the fridge and this meal was on the dinner table in no time at all!

The chicken gets cooked in butter on the skillet infusing delicious flavor and making the chicken tender and juicy.  And then the glaze that goes on top is incredible.

A little bit of tang from the lemon, plus the sweet honey, and garlic all come together to add big flavor to this simple meal.

Your entire family will love this meal!  And you will love it because it is easy to make and has the most incredible lemon garlic honey glaze.  Simple, minimal ingredients, and big on flavor.  That is how we like ’em!

How to make Glazed Honey Lemon Garlic Chicken?

  • In a medium sized skillet add the butter and allow to melt over medium high heat. Add the chicken thighs to the skillet and salt and pepper. Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side or until chicken is no longer pink and 165 degrees.
  • In a small bowl whisk olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, honey, soy sauce and Italian seasoning. Pour it on top of the chicken and cook for a few minutes to allow the garlic to cook and for the sauce to reduce and thicken.

glazed lemon garlic honey chicken

Chicken Breast or Chicken Thighs?

You can substitute thighs for chicken breasts. You get a better flavored part of the chicken from the thighs that are a working muscles, which is why they are darker meat. I prefer thighs over breasts for cooking and eating however either is great for this recipe.

How do you know when Chicken Thighs are done?

The safe internal temperature for cooked chicken is 165° Fahrenheit(75° Celsius). A meat or instant-read thermometer is your best bet for determining the temperature of your chicken, and if you’re cooking a whole bird, it should be inserted into the thickest part of the thigh but not touching bone.

What goes well with Glazed Honey Lemon Garlic Chicken?

  • Green Salad
  • White or Brown Rice
  • Pasta
  • Green Vegetables: Green Beans, Broccoli or Asparagus

glazed lemon garlic honey chicken

 

Looking for more honey garlic recipes? Try these!

 

Glazed Lemon Honey Garlic Chicken

Glazed Lemon Honey Garlic Chicken is tender and juicy chicken cooked in the skillet topped the most amazing lemon honey garlic glaze! You are going to love this simple but full of flavor 30 minute meal!

  • 1 pound boneless chicken thighs (breasts will also work)
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  1. In a medium sized skillet add the butter and allow to melt over medium high heat. Add the chicken thighs to the skillet and salt and pepper. Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side or until chicken is no longer pink and 165 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl whisk olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, honey, soy sauce and Italian seasoning. Pour it on top of the chicken and cook for a few minutes to allow the garlic to cook and for the sauce to reduce and thicken.

 

Instant Pot Ribs

instant pot ribs overhead

These Instant Pot Ribs are so easy, fall off the bone tender and loaded with flavor! Throw on the grill for a few minutes or enjoy straight out of the pressure cooker with your favorite bbq sauce.

If you’re as much of an Instant Pot fanatic as I am, you might also enjoy this Instant Pot Lemon Garlic ChickenInstant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken Tacos, or this Instant Pot Pasta with Meatballs.

instant pot ribs close

Instant Pot Ribs

I have to warn you, once you make ribs in your Instant Pot it may be difficult to go back to doing them any other way.

The Instant Pot makes these ribs incredibly tender in record time, and that seasoning rub adds so much flavor even without any bbq sauce! They are sticky, smoky, savory perfection and all of your family and friends will be begging you for your secrets 😉

Feel free to mix up the rub ingredients, add a little more spice if you like or get a little crazy and improvise. You can also use different liquids to cook your ribs — any clear liquid is fine!

Chicken or beef broth, soda (root beer, Dr. Pepper, ginger ale, etc.), or even beer would work great in here — it really just depends on your tastes.

How to make Instant Pot Ribs:

  1. Trim the membrane from the back of your ribs — check out this video tutorial here.
  2. Combine your rub ingredients and liberally rub your ribs all over.
  3. Place 1 1/2 cups of cooking liquid in the bottom of the Instant Pot and place the trivet inside.
  4. Place your ribs on top of the trivet, curling them around the outside edge of the pot to fit.
  5. Put the lid on and pressure cook until tender and juicy!
  6. Always let the pressure release naturally, then remove and either brush with bbq sauce and serve, or brush with bbq sauce and broil or grill for a few minutes for an authentic smoky flavor.

ribs in instant pot

What are the best ribs to use in this recipe:

This Instant Pot Ribs recipe is for pork ribs, but you can use either side ribs or back ribs in this recipe.

Side ribs are generally less tender (i.e., less desirable) and therefore less expensive. I often buy side ribs on sale, because with the right cooking techniques you can transform them into something amazing! With the Instant Pot, these ribs are going to be falling off the bone so I wouldn’t worry at all about using side ribs for this recipe.

Back ribs (baby back ribs) are more tender and have more meat on them, but they are also more expensive. You will cook both exactly the same, so choose whichever you like.

Perhaps you choose side ribs to enjoy on a regular basis, and upgrade to baby back ribs for a special occasion or when they’re on sale. Or maybe you live for ribs, and you’re going all out with baby back ribs every time! The choice is yours.

instant pot ribs overhead

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Instant Pot Ribs

These Instant Pot Ribs are so easy, fall off the bone tender and loaded with flavor! Throw on the grill for a few minutes or enjoy straight out of the pressure cooker with your favorite bbq sauce.

  • 3 teaspoons chili powder
  • 3 teaspoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2-3 lbs pork ribs (side or back, 1 rack)
  • 1 1/2 cups apple juice
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  1. In a medium bowl, combine chili powder, brown sugar, garlic powder, onion power and black pepper.
  2. Remove membrane on back of ribs and rub all over with spice rub.
  3. Place trivet in Instant Pot and add apple juice to the bottom of the pot.
  4. Curl the rack of rubs around the outside of the Instant Pot on top of the trivet.
  5. Put the lid on, turn the valve to sealing, and select Manual or Pressure Cook for 25 minutes.
  6. Once the cook time is up, let the pressure release naturally for 10-15 minutes. Open the valve and carefully remove the trivet with the ribs on top.
  7. Either brush with barbecue sauce and serve as is, or brush with barbecue sauce and grill or broil for 5-10 minutes before serving.

Grilled Steak Fajitas

These Grilled Steak Fajitas are a delicious summer meal made easy on the barbecue. Flank steak is marinated in a savory fajita sauce and served with sautéed peppers and onions in soft tortillas.

Fresh, easy and delicious, these flank steak fajitas are a fun dinner any time of year!

Grilled flank steak fajitas on a board with toppings

This post is sponsored by Mirum, all opinions expressed are my own.

Steak Fajitas are a great recipe to feed a crowd and loaded with flavor! They’re easy to make and fun to share with a collection of our favorite toppers like Homemade Salsa, sliced jalapenos and cheese!

Like many of you, I’m obsessed with spicy foods including toppers for fajitas (I could literally eat Queso Dip by the bucket full). Unfortunately, along with spicy foods (and summer grilling) comes heartburn. No fun for anyone. I’m not alone; Omeprazole ODT commissioned the “Prevent the Summer Burn” survey of 1,029 American heartburn sufferers and found that 42 percent categorize summer as the worst time for heartburn (and more than half of sufferers claim that outdoor barbecues worsens their heartburn).

I can assure you that I don’t let heartburn stop me from indulging in my summer favorites (like patio parties filled with barbecue ribs and of course steak fajitas)!

Always talk to your doctor or a licensed professional before taking a new medication.

We’re always on the go at this time of year. For me, the best part of summer is time spent having BBQs with our friends and neighbors (and drinking mojitos on the deck). Like 1/3 of sufferers, I find that heartburn can keep me from enjoying summer favorites (both foods and activities)! Being proactive and taking Omeprazole Orally Disintegrating Tablets (also referred to as ODT) daily helps keep heartburn at bay.

ODT can provide affordable relief to those of us that suffer from heartburn two or more days/week, and you can grab it at Walmart (or other retailers) while you’re grabbing your groceries! Find Omeprazole ODT at a retailer near you. If you’re like me, it’s not always easy to remember to take medication on time. Having tablets that can easily dissolve on the tongue means I can keep a stash in my purse and discreetly take them any time and any place (without water). Perfect for someone like me who is on the go all of the time!

Relief can come in as little as 24 hours. (It can take up to 1-4 days for full effect and is not for immediate relief). They’re so convenient, simply place the strawberry-flavored tablet on your tongue and let it dissolve (they’re the same small size shown on the box). Being able to take heartburn medication easily and discreetly makes summers easier and definitely more enjoyable… and allows me to enjoy my favorite summer foods like these steak fajitas!

Use Omeprazole ODT as directed for 14 days to treat frequent heartburn. Do not take it for more than 14 days or more frequently than every 4 months unless directed by a doctor.

Best Steak For Fajitas

The steak we use for beef fajitas is usually flank steak or skirt steak. I love skirt steak, however our store doesn’t always have it so I more commonly use flank steak.

Fajita Marinade

The key to making the best fajitas is leaving time for the beef to marinate. Not only does it add flavor, but the acidity of lime juice can help break down the proteins in the steak, resulting in tender fajita meat. We marinate at least 4 hours or up to 8 hours.

If you’re using a more tender cut of beef (such as ribeye) you’ll want to reduce your marinating time to about 30 minutes.

How To Make Steak Fajitas

To make these steak fajitas:

  1. Marinate: Marinate the flank steak in the fajita marinade ingredients for 4-8 hours.
  2. Grill: Grill steak to medium rare (135-140°F) or to desired temperature. Remember let the steak rest at least 10 minutes before slicing to keep it extra juicy (while you cook the peppers/onions).
  3. Saute: Saute the onions for a few minutes over medium heat. Add peppers and spices, then saute an additional 3-5 minutes or until they’re tender crisp

Once rested, it’s important to cut the flank steak across the grain. You will see the direction of long fibers running down the steak, you want to be sure to cut across the fibers to ensure tender meat.

Sliced flank steak with peppers, onions and tomatoes for making grilled fajitas

Toppings For Steak Fajitas

When making steak fajitas, we put out an array of toppings to enjoy and let everyone dress them up the way they like! Place your steak slices and a spoonful of peppers & onions in soft tortillas and top with desired toppings: .

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Grilled Steak Fajitas

Tender steak slices are marinated in a savory fajita sauce and served with satueed peppers and onions in soft tortillas. 

Beef

  • 1 1/2 lbs flank steak (or skirt steak)
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Vegetables

  • 1 white onion (sliced)
  • 1 green bell pepper (seeded & sliced)
  • 1 red bell pepper (seeded & sliced)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin

For Serving

  • 8 flour tortillas (8")
  • toppings as desired
  1. Combine beef, lime juice, cumin, chili powder, oregano, garlic, salt and pepper to taste. Marinate at least 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Grill the steak 7-9 minutes. Flip over and cook an additional 5-7 minutes or to reach desired doneness. Rest 10 minutes before slicing.
  3. Drizzle onions and peppers with olive oil and season with salt, pepper and cumin.
  4. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil to a pan and add onions. Cook 3-4 minutes. Add sliced peppers and cook and additional 3-5 minutes or until tender crisp.
  5. Slice steak across the grain. Fill warmed tortillas with steak, peppers and desired toppings.

 

Taking Omeprazole ODT is simple, 1 dose every 24 hours for 14 days.  Do not take Omeprazole Orally Disintegrating Tablets for more than 14 days and do not exceed more than every four months unless directed to do so by your Physician.

I am excited to have partnered with Mirum to bring you this belly warming recipe.  While I was compensated for this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own.  Working with great brands I love allows me to keep bringing you the great recipes you love!
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No Bake Butterscotch Bars

No Bake Butterscotch Bars are the perfect fast summer treat!  This easy recipe is made with marshmallows, cornflakes, coconut, and butterscotch chips.  

Are you looking for more delicious no bake dessert recipes?   Don’t miss these popular No Bake Cookies and this No Bake S’mores Pie.

No Bake Butterscotch Bars

We have enjoyed so many potlucks, summer BBQ’s and picnic’s lately, and let me tell you why this is the perfect dessert to bring on those occasions:

First of all, it’s so easy to make your kids could make them, or at least help! The ingredients are and process are both simple and inexpensive. Second, you can make these ahead of time!

I like to wrap each of the bars in a piece of plastic wrap and serve them in a basket so that party-goers can easily grab one to enjoy. The stay soft and delicious for 2-3 days, wrapped up tightly in plastic wrap.

How to make No Bake Butterscotch Bars:

  • Add cereal, marshmallows, butterscotch chips, and toasted coconut to a large bowl.
  • Melt butter and marshmallows in a saucepan; stir in butterscotch chips.
  • Pour over bowl with cereal and stir to coat.

  • Press into 13×9-inch baking pan with parchment paper and sprinkle coconut flakes on top.
  • Cool before removing from pan and cutting into bars.

How can I make these ahead of time?

These cereal bars can be made 1-2 days in advance.  For best results, cut them, wrap them individually, and store them in an airtight container.

Ways to adapt this recipe:

  • Swap the cereal (rice krispies, crushed chex, bran flakes, special k)
  • Swap the chips (chocolate, peanut butter, white chocolate)
  • Add nuts, M&M’s, or craisins

Storing and freezing:

Before storing allow them to cool completely.  Cut them into bars and wrap them individually in plastic wrap.  Store at room temperature for 2-3 days or freeze in a freezer safe bag for up to 1 month.

More No Bake Dessert Recipes:

No Bake Butterscotch Bars

No Bake Butterscotch Bars are made with marshmallows, cornflakes, coconut, and butterscotch chips.  This easy recipe is perfect for a fast summer treat.

  • 8  cups  corn flakes
  • 16 oz bag miniature marshmallows (about 8 cups, divided)
  • 1/2  cup  butter
  • 1 cup toasted coconut
  • 10 oz package butterscotch chips
  1. Line a 13 x 9-inch baking pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on two sides.
  2. Add to a large mixing bowl: cereal, 1 cup marshmallows, 1 cup butterscotch chips, toasted coconut (reserve a handful for sprinkling on top of the finished bars, if desired).
  3. Add butter to a large saucepan over medium heat. Once it’s almost melted, add the remaining marshmallows and stir well to coat in the butter. Cook, stirring constantly, until almost completely melted. Remove from heat and stir in remaining 1 cup of butterscotch chips. Stir well until smooth and, working quickly, pour over bowl with cereal and stir to coat.
  4. Pour mixture into the prepared pan and press into an even layer. Sprinkle coconut flakes on top, if desired. Cool for a few minutes before cutting into bars.
  5. For best results, store the bars wrapped individually in plastic wrap for up to 2 days.

Meatloaf Muffins (Quick Cooking)

Mini Meatloaf Muffins are a fun and fabulous twist on our favorite meatloaf recipe. They are the perfect for a weeknight dinner because they cook quickly and they’re great to pop into your lunch box.

Topped with an amazing sweet n’ zesty glaze, the meatloaf muffin recipe here is a cinch to make and perfect alongside your fave Mashed Potatoes recipe.

Plate full of meatloaf muffins.

Glaze for Meatloaf

I prefer a tomato based topping, a little sweet and a lot zesty. This recipe uses a bit of chili sauce which is not spicy. If you’ve never had it, it’s amazing… similar to a very zesty ketchup. It’s honestly my favorite part of meatloaf!

Favorite Meatloaf Toppings:

  • Zesty Topping: 1/3 cup ketchup, 1/3 cup chili sauce, 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • Brown Sugar Topping: 1/3 cup ketchup, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 1 tablespoon vinegar, 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • BBQ Topping: combine equal parts bbq sauce and ketchup

Meatloaf muffin ingredients in a bowl.

How to Cook Meatloaf in Muffin Tins?

Cooking meatloaf in muffin tins is super simple. Substitute ground beef for ground turkey or chicken, and prepare the same way!

  1. Glaze: Prepare the glaze by whisking together ketchup, chili sauce and brown sugar and set aside.
  2. Prep: Dice the veggies and combine all ingredients well, with ½ the glaze mixture, reserving the other half for topping.
  3. Bake: Divide the mixture among the muffin wells, top with glaze, and bake!

Remove when done and allow to rest for several minutes before serving.

Two images showing meatloaf mixture being pressed into muffin tins and then topped with glaze.

How Long To Cook Mini Meatloaf

Another reason to love muffin tin meatloaf is that it cooks a lot faster than conventional meatloaf. It should take about 22 – 26 minutes in a preheated 425°F oven.

It’s a good idea to use a meat thermometer when cooking ground meat or poultry. Meatloaf muffins are done when the centers register 160°F for ground beef or 165°F for ground poultry.

Close up of meatloaf muffins on a plate with a bite out of one, garnished with parsley.

Can I Freeze Meatloaf Muffins?

This mini meatloaf recipe is practically tailor-made for the freezer, either as a make-ahead meal or for leftovers.

  • Freezing Cooked: After cooling, pack your cooked muffin tin meatloaf in freezer bags and remove as few or as many as you need anytime you want a convenient meal or snack.
  • Freezing Raw: You can also freeze muffin pan meatloaf raw for cooking later. Place the pan filled with the meatloaf in the freezer to harden. When hardened, transfer into freezer bags or containers.
  • Defrosting: For best results, defrost before reheating either in the refrigerator or by putting it in a sealed freezer bag in a cold water bath, changing the water every ½ hour until thawed through. Then, just pop them back into the muffin tins, cover with foil and reheat at 350°F for 20 minutes.

The best part about this easy freezer meals  – they’ll keep for up to three months! So make lots and save some for a busy day.

More Delicious Meatloaf Recipes

Meatloaf Muffins

These easy meatloaf muffins are the perfect snack or quick dinner idea. Especially when making these ahead and freezing!

  • 1/2 onion (finely diced)
  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1/2 green pepper (finely diced)
  • 3/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons parsley
  • salt & pepper to taste

Glaze

  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Grease a muffin pan and set aside.
  2. Combine glaze ingredients. Set aside.
  3. Cook onion over medium heat in 1 tablespoon olive oil for 5 minutes or until tender (this step is optional but produces a milder onion flavor). Cool completely.

  4. Combine all ingredients plus 1/4 cup of the glaze mixture. Mix until well combined.
  5. Divide mixture over 10 muffin wells. Top each meatloaf with 1 tablespoon glaze mixture.
  6. Bake 22-26 minutes or until cooked through and beef is 160°F. Rest 5 minutes before serving.

Mini meatloaf muffins are a quick and easy alternative to a classic meatloaf! Using muffin tins, ground beef, chicken or turkey and a brown sugar glaze you can create the best make-ahead meal! Perfect as a snack, lunch or quick dinner with mashed potatoes, this recipe is always a hit with the family. And baking in half the time of a normal meatloaf, it will be a hit with the chef as well! #spendwithpennies #meatloafmuffins #meatloafrecipe #minimeatloaf #dinner #snack #freezermeal
Mini meatloaf muffins are a quick and easy alternative to a classic meatloaf! Using muffin tins, ground beef, chicken or turkey and a brown sugar glaze you can create the best make-ahead meal! Perfect as a snack, lunch or quick dinner with mashed potatoes, this recipe is always a hit with the family. And baking in half the time of a normal meatloaf, it will be a hit with the chef as well! #spendwithpennies #meatloafmuffins #meatloafrecipe #minimeatloaf #dinner #snack #freezermeal
Mini meatloaf muffins are a quick and easy alternative to a classic meatloaf! Using muffin tins, ground beef, chicken or turkey and a brown sugar glaze you can create the best make-ahead meal! Perfect as a snack, lunch or quick dinner with mashed potatoes, this recipe is always a hit with the family. And baking in half the time of a normal meatloaf, it will be a hit with the chef as well! #spendwithpennies #meatloafmuffins #meatloafrecipe #minimeatloaf #dinner #snack #freezermeal

Easy Chipotle Honey Meatballs

These Easy Chipotle Honey Meatballs are the perfect sweet and spicy appetizer to bring to any party! They’re SO easy to throw together, and will be the hit of any event!

For more meatball recipes, but sure to check out these Swedish Meatballs,, these Creamy Cajun Meatballs,, and these mozzarella stuffed meatballs.

Chipotle Honey Meatballs in a dish

Easy Chipotle Honey Meatballs

Ahhhh. These meatballs. They are SO good! They’re a little bit spicy from smoky chipotle peppers, sweet from a touch of honey, and melt-in-your-mouth thanks to the addition of a little bit of panko bread crumbs and egg.

Bonus? They’re also super healthy since they’re made with lean ground turkey, and virtually no other added fat. I actually discovered the sauce for these by accident. I was making a spicy a chipotle sauce for some shrimp I was cooking up, and the sauce ended up being WAY too spicy.  I added in a little bit of honey, and BOOM, we were back in business. Since then, I’ve used this sauce on everything from shrimp to pork tenderloin, to today’s meatballs.

Chipotle Honey Meatballs on a pan

How to make Easy Chipotle Honey Meatballs

  • Add ground turkey, panko, egg, salt, chipotle peppers, onion, and garlic to a bowl. Use your hands to combine the meat. Don’t over mix!
  • Use a small ice cream scoop to form them into meatballs and line them up on a baking sheet.
  • Bake until cooked, about 15 minutes.
  • While the meatballs cook, make the sauce by adding adobo sauce, honey, chicken stock, and garlic together in a small saucepan.
  • Simmer for 3-4 minutes, then whisk in a slurry of chicken stock and cornstarch. Simmer until thickened.
  • Add the hot meatballs to the sauce, toss and serve!

Chipotle Honey Meatballs in a saucepan

Can I make these meatball ahead of time?

YES! Just cool completely and store in an airtight container. Add them to a small slow cooker, or re-heat them on a low heat in a saucepan.

What if they’re too spicy?

You can either reduce the amount of adobo sauce or increase the amount of honey.

What to serve with easy chipotle honey meatballs?

Meatballs cooking

Easy Chipotle Honey Meatballs

These Chipotle Honey Meatballs are the perfect sweet and spicy appetizer to bring to any party! They're SO easy to throw together, and will be the hit of any event!

  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 small onion, grated
  • 2 large garlic cloves, grated
  • 3 tsp. finely miced chipotle pepper in adobo, divided
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. chipotle in adobo sauce
  • 2 tbsp. honey or agave
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tsp. low-sodium chicken stock
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Add turkey, salt, egg, panko, grated onion, 1 tsp. minced chipotle peppers, and 1 grated garlic clove to a medium bow. Use hands to mix, must until combined. Use a small ice cream scoop to form into 15 meatballs. Line on prepeared baking sheet and bake until cooked through, about 15-20 minutes.

  3. While the meatballs cook, add remaining chipotle peppers, adobo sauce, garlic, honey and 1/2 cup chicken stock to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, and reduce to a simmer. Cook for 3-4 minutes until slightly thicker. Whisk remaining 2 tsp. chicken stock and cornstarch together in a small bowl. Whisk into chipotle and honey mixture. Continue to simmer until thickened, about 1-2 minutes. Turn the heat off.

  4. Once meatballs are cooked, add to chipotle honey mixture. Toss to until meatballs are coated.

Beer Can Chicken (only 3 ingredients)

Beer Can Chicken is easy to make with a can (or two!) of your favorite brew and can be grilled (or baked)!  A tender juicy chicken perfectly seasoned is set upon a beer can to grill to tender perfection.

In just a couple of steps, you’ve got a savory summer dish that rivals any Roast Chicken without turning on the oven!

Cooked Beer Can Chicken in a cast iron pan resting

How to Cook Beer Can Chicken

Whether you bbq or bake beer can chicken in the oven, this is truly fun and tasty. With the beer flavor gently infused into the meat, and a great chicken seasoning rub, you can pair with your favorite grilled corn salad or top a Caesar Pasta Salad.

Cooking the perfect juicy beer can chicken starts by pouring yourself half a can of beer while getting started on the prep work! ;)

  1. Remove the giblets from the chicken and rub with chicken seasoning.
  2. Place the chicken over the half-empty can of beer and set securely in a cast iron pan.

Beer Can Chicken Seasoning

You can use any kind of chicken seasoning you’d like including store bought or homemade. If you’d like this recipe is great made with

To make my favorite homemade chicken seasoning combine the following:

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons each: basil, paprika, onion powder, rosemary, dry mustard
  • 3/4 teaspoon each: ground thyme, black pepper, garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste

Beer can chicken seasoning and a can of beer in a cast iron skillet

How to Support the Chicken

As long as the chicken fits securely over the can of beer, a special rack really isn’t necessary. You can also use crumpled up foil to create a ring around the chicken if it needs a little more support.

You can also buy specially made wire racks that support the chicken by holding it upright with the can of beer inserted into the cavity. These can be purchased almost anywhere BBQ and grilling accessories (or you can get them online).

Seasoned chicken being placed over a beer can on a cast iron skillet.

Beer Can Chicken on the Grill:

  1. Preheat to medium heat (375°F).
  2. Place the chicken, in the cast iron pan on the grill.
  3. Let the chicken cook until it reaches 165°F on a meat thermometer, approximately 50-60 minutes.

Remove from the grill, take out the beer can, and let rest before serving. If the chicken begins to brown too much on the outside, lightly tent with foil.

Beer Can Chicken on the grill ready to be cooked and a cooked beer can chicken

Beer Can Chicken in the Oven:

  1. Preheat to 375°F.
  2. Place the chicken upright, on the cast iron pan, in the oven.
  3. Bake until chicken reaches 165°F, about 45 to 55 minutes.

Remove from oven, take out the beer can, and let rest before serving.

When cooking chicken, check the internal temperature with a meat thermometer. The safe internal temperature of a chicken breast is 165°F and the thigh is 180°F. When checking the temperature be careful not to hit a bone as this can skew results.

The Best Sides to Serve

Beer can chicken screams for picnic sides like potato or pasta salad recipe, fresh grilled corn on the cob, and definitely some wedges of juicy watermelon!

Grilled Summer Sides

Beer Can Chicken

Beer Can Chicken is a 3 ingredient dish that takes summer fun to the next level! Pour yourself a glass of beer and get cooking.

  • 1 chicken (about 3-4 lbs)
  • 1 can beer
  • 3 tablespoons chicken seasoning
  1. Remove and discard any giblets inside the chicken.
  2. Open the beer and empty half of the can (into a glass for the chef is fine). ;)
  3. Combine the spice rub and massage over the chicken. Place the chicken over the beer can, legs down and place in a 9" cast iron skillet.

To Grill

  1. Preheat grill to medium heat, about 375°F.
  2. Place the cast iron skillet with the beer can and chicken directly the grill. Close the lid and allow to cook until tender and the chicken reaches 165°F in the breast and 180°F in the thigh. (Approximately 50-60 minutes).

  3. Carefully remove from the grill, discard beer can and rest 10 minutes, tented with foil, before carving.

To Bake

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Place the cast iron skillet with the beer can chicken in the oven. Allow to cook until tender and the chicken reaches 165°F in the breast and 180°F in the thigh. (Approximately 45-60 minutes).

  3. Carefully remove from the oven, discard beer can and rest 10 minutes, tented with foil, before carving.

This beer can chicken recipe can be made on the grill or in the oven. With just 3 ingredients - chicken, beer and seasonings - and a couple of steps you can have this juicy chicken ready in time for dinner! No special holder required! #spendwithpennies #beercanchicken #grilling #ovenbaked #chickenrecipes #summerrecipes
This beer can chicken recipe can be made on the grill or in the oven. With just 3 ingredients - chicken, beer and seasonings - and a couple of steps you can have this juicy chicken ready in time for dinner! No special holder required! #spendwithpennies #beercanchicken #grilling #ovenbaked #chickenrecipes #summerrecipes
This beer can chicken recipe can be made on the grill or in the oven. With just 3 ingredients - chicken, beer and seasonings - and a couple of steps you can have this juicy chicken ready in time for dinner! No special holder required! #spendwithpennies #beercanchicken #grilling #ovenbaked #chickenrecipes #summerrecipes