Light and Easy Recipes and Meal Ideas

Summer Party Bucket

Calories: 97
Summer Party Bucket

This summer party bucket makes a fun centerpiece that guests can munch on. Serve it with any dip or sauce you like. You can use a basket or any type of canister. I used a lined ice-bucket here. The skewers are held in place with bread at the bottom as the base.


Recipe fills 1 canister or basket. Serving size is 5 skewers: 2 shrimp, 1 chicken, 1 onion, 1 pineapple.

Yield/Servings: about 6 Serving Size: 5 skewers Total Cook/Prep time: 1 hour


  • 1 lbs chicken breast tenders
  • juice of 3 lemons
  • 6 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 - 8 oz. bag frozen shrimp (raw)
  • 1 pineapple (sliced lengthwise)
  • 3 onions (cut in half or thirds)
  • 2 - 3 large bread rolls (used as a base to secure skewers in place)
  • garlic powder
  • salt and pepper


Prepare the chicken by placing it in a large ziplock bag.

Add the lemon juice, garlic and parsley. Mix well to incorporate the ingredients.

Allow it to marinate in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.

Defrost shrimp.

Preheat grill (medium heat).

Assemble the chicken, shrimp, pineapples and onions on skewers.

Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder and place them on the hot grill.

The shrimp will cook first (about 5 minutes)

The chicken needs about 4 - 5 minutes per side (depending how thick your tenders are) but always use a thermometer to be sure it's cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit

The onions and pineapple can come off the grill as soon as they are slightly charred

Set the ingredients aside on a platter as they finish cooking

Place the bread rolls at the bottom of the canister and insert the skewers

Serve with any dip or sauce you like.


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