Family-Friendly Grilling Recipes for Summer

Time to Fire Up the Grill

Summer is here, and it’s time to embrace the sizzle of the grill and the joy of family gatherings. At Heartland, we’re excited to share our collection of mouthwatering and family-friendly grilling recipes that are sure to elevate your BBQ game and create unforgettable summer moments. Whether you’re hosting a backyard cookout or enjoying a casual get-together with loved ones, these recipes are designed to impress.

Grilled BBQ Chicken Skewers with Pineapple

One recipe that stands out among our favorites is the Grilled BBQ Chicken Skewers with Pineapple. This delightful combination of tender chicken, tangy BBQ sauce, and sweet pineapple is a true crowd-pleaser. The succulent chicken, marinated in a mouthwatering blend of seasonings, pairs perfectly with the caramelized sweetness of the grilled pineapple. It’s a flavor explosion that will transport your taste buds to a tropical paradise.

Here’s what you’ll need:


  • 1lbs. Five Star Home Foods boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into chunks
  • Fresh pineapple, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • Your favorite BBQ sauce
  • Salt, pepper, and any additional seasonings of your choice
  • Skewers (soak them in water before grilling to prevent burning)


  1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Season the chicken chunks with salt, pepper, and your preferred seasonings.
  3. Thread the chicken and pineapple alternately onto the skewers.
  4. Brush the skewers generously with BBQ sauce, ensuring they are coated on all sides.
  5. Place the skewers on the preheated grill and cook for about 10-12 minutes, turning occasionally, until the chicken is cooked through and the pineapple has a nice char.
  6. Remove from the grill and let them rest for a few minutes before serving.
honey bbq grilled shrimp

Grilled Honey BBQ Shrimp

Grilled shrimp have so much flavor, especially when they’re brushed with a mixture of honey barbecue sauce, garlic, olive oil, and finished with lemon juice for a tangy pop and fresh cilantro to round out the flavor profile.

This grilled barbecue shrimp recipe is fast, easy, healthy, ready in 10 minutes, and is a perfect way to take advantage of your grill before the weather turns too chilly. Cleanup is practically nonexistent which is another huge perk. The shrimp are tender, juicy, full of great flavor from the barbecue sauce and honey.


  • 1/3 cup your favorite barbecue sauce
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 to 4 cloves garlic, finely minced or pressed
  • 1 to 3 tablespoons sriracha or chili garlic sauce, optional and to taste if you prefer some spiciness
  • 1 to 1.25 pounds Five Star Home Foods shrimp, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, for seasoning
  • fresh lemon wedges, for serving
  • fresh cilantro or parsley, optional for garnishing


  1. To a medium bowl, add the barbecue sauce, honey, garlic, optional sriracha or chili garlic sauce, and stir to combine. Divide mixture into two bowls (one for brushing on the shrimp while grilling and the other as a dipping sauce when serving); set bowls aside.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill to medium-high heat (or indoor grill pan).
  3. Thread about 5 to 6 shrimp onto one metal or wooden grilling skewer (soak wooden skewers in water for about 30 minutes prior to using); repeat the threading with all remaining shrimp.
  4. Brush shrimp liberally with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Grill the shrimp for about 2 minutes on the first side.
  6. Flip and brush the just-grilled side with the barbecue sauce mixture from one of the bowls.
  7. Grill for about 2 minutes on the second side, and brush the first side with the barbecue sauce mixture. As necessary, continue to brush the shrimp with the sauce and flip every 30 to 60 seconds or until done. Note – Shrimp cook very quickly, especially on a hot grill. Keep an eye on them and do not overcook or they will become tough and rubbery. There is a difference between a little charring on the tails from the grill versus overcooking them.
  8. Drizzle with lemon juice, optionally garnish with fresh cilantro or parsley, and serve immediately with the reserved dipping sauce. Shrimp are best warm and fresh. 

Five Star:  Your Go-To Source for Grilling

At Five Star,, we take pride in providing you with the finest selection of meats for all your grilling adventures. Our commitment to quality means you can trust that every bite will be packed with flavor and tenderness. Whether it’s juicy steaks, succulent chicken, or mouthwatering ribs, our wide range of premium meats is carefully sourced and prepared to meet the highest standards.

We understand that grilling is not just about food—it’s about bringing people together. It’s about creating cherished memories while enjoying delicious meals with your loved ones. That’s why we’re passionate about helping you make this summer a sizzling success.

So, fire up the grill, try out our Grilled BBQ Chicken Skewers with Pineapple or our Honey BBQ Shrimp, and explore the endless possibilities of outdoor cooking. With Five Star by your side, every gathering will be filled with laughter, love, and unforgettable flavors.

Let’s make this summer one to remember with Five Star Home Foods!

Stay tuned for more delicious recipes and grilling inspiration. Follow us on social media for mouthwatering updates and share your grilling adventures with the hashtag #FiveStarGrilling.


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