Last Updated on June 25, 2020 by Ellen Christian
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You are going to love these grilled chicken kabobs with vegetables! I am all about easy dinner ideas. And, it doesn’t get much simpler than kabobs! After all, who wants to spend hours in the kitchen making dinner after working all day long? I know that I don’t!
Grilled Chicken Kabobs with Vegetables
These grilled chicken kabobs with vegetables use fresh summer produce you can find at the store or at your local farmer’s market. Or, if you have a garden, just head outside and pick a few fresh vegetables before dinner. Now, if you prefer to have chicken kabobs with pineapple (that’s my favorite), you can easily add a few chunks of pineapple to your kabobs as well.
Are chicken kabobs healthy?
A lot depends on what you put on your grilled chicken kabobs when it comes to how healthy they are. But, if you skip the barbecue sauce and load up on vegetables, you should be fine. Bbq chicken kabobs can be a lot higher in sugar content than other types of kabobs.
What’s the difference between kebob and Kabob?
Nothing at all. A Turkish shish (or sis) kebob is called a shish kabob by people in the US. They are both basically the same thing which is chunks of meat and vegetables threaded onto a skewer and eaten.
What are the different types of kabobs?
There are literally dozens of different types of kabobs depending on what you want to eat. They can be made with chicken, beef, pork, lamb, or ground meat. You can add vegetables or fruit.
What kind of skewers do you use?
You can use bamboo skewers with these grilled chicken kabobs which are relatively inexpensive and can be purchased in a large bulk bag. Or, if you prefer, you can grill with metal skewers. Keep in mind that since the metal will heat up more, it will cook faster than the bamboo skewers. You may need to adjust your cooking time to accommodate this.
How do you cut chicken breast for kabobs?
If you plan on using chicken in your shish kabobs, you will want to start with boneless, skinless chicken breasts. It’s easiest to cut the chicken breast into about 4 or 5 strips. And, then you will cut each strip into a chunk. Make sure that it is large enough so that it won’t tear on the skewer. But, make sure it is small enough to cook thoroughly before the vegetables are overcooked.
How long do kabobs take to grill?
Again, it will depend on the type of meat you use and the size of the chunks. But, on average, a kabob will take 10-15 minutes to cook fully. You need to make sure that you grill each side of the kabob. That means these grilled chicken kabobs will take about 3 minutes per side to cook completely.
What is the difference between tikka and kebab?
If you enjoy Middle Eastern cooking, you may be familiar with a dish called tikka? Tikka is marinated chunks of meat that are baked in a clay oven on skewers much the way kebabs are. The difference is often in the seasoning used. Sometimes, the words are used interchangeably. Either way, these grilled chicken kabobs are delicious.
What should I serve with shish kabobs?
So, the meat and vegetables are already taken care of with this grilled chicken kabobs recipe. But, if you want to add a side dish to your meal you can certainly do that. This broccoli pasta seafood salad recipe is perfect for those who aren’t following the Keto diet. Or, check out this cucumber salad with dill. For dessert, why not have a fresh fruit salad or a slice of watermelon?
So, before you get started making these grilled chicken kabobs with vegetables, check out the basics for handling food safely. No one wants to get food poisoning or get sick after eating. When the weather is hot, it’s even more important that we learn how to handle food safely.
So, you can find the skewers you need for these grilled chicken kabobs on Amazon. Check out the bamboo skewers or the metal skewers. Stainless steel is more expensive but will last much longer than bamboo.
Or, if you like, remove everything from the skewers and serve over rice.
- 2 lbs. Boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs cut into bite-sized pieces
- 2 Medium zucchini sliced
- ½ Red onion chopped into large pieces
- ¾ Red bell pepper sliced into large pieces
- ¾ Orange bell pepper sliced into large pieces
- 1 tbsp Olive oil
- ½ tsp Garlic powder
- ½ tsp Onion powder
- 10 Bamboo skewers soaked in water
- 2 tbsp Swerve Brown sugar substitute
- 3 tbsp Soy sauce or coconut aminos
- 1 tbsp Lemon juice
- 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tsp Minced garlic
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Soak the wooden skewers for an hour or so before you plan to use them.
- Heat the grill up.
- Place the chicken pieces in a mixing bowl, and add in olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder and salt and pepper to taste. Stir to combine well.
- Layer the veggies and chicken on the skewers in any order that you choose. The ingredients should be enough to create 10 equal skewers.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the Swerve brown sugar substitute, soy sauce, lemon juice, worcestershire sauce and minced garlic. Whisk to combine.
- Place the skewers on the grill with the ends of the sticks hanging off for safety and easy turning. Add salt and pepper to taste if desired.
- Cook the skewers, turning once in a while to get an even cook. Continue to grill until the chicken is cooked through and the veggies are charred.
- In the final minutes of cooking, use a brush to brush on the marinade to coat the skewers evenly. Remove the skewers from the grill and serve.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 364Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 156mgSodium: 688mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 54g
Ellen is a busy mom of a 22-year-old son and 27-year-old daughter. She owns 5 blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes that it doesn’t have to be difficult to lead a healthy life. She shares simple healthy living tips to show busy women how to lead fulfilling lives. If you’d like to work together, email firstname.lastname@example.org to chat.