If it were up to me we would grill every night this summer. And by “WE”… I totally mean Jim! 🙂
Jim is like Superman behind the grill. I on the other hand have never even turned on a grill. (Unless the George Forman counts.) They intimidate me. I know, I know, silly! But I am much more comfortable in the kitchen. I enjoy preparing the meal to be grilled. That’s kinda our thing. I prep the food, Jim grills it to perfection. Monster denies it and Bug eats anything she can with the few teeth she has. We have it down to a science!
Today I thought I’d share one of my go-to summer grilling recipes. It’s a go-to because of how simple it is. I usually have all the ingredients in-house and it’s a cinch to throw together. My marinated grilled chicken skewer recipe. WAIT! Is it chicken skewer? Now I’m second guessing myself. Or is it a shish kabob? IS there a difference? Well, either way! Here it is….
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1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts – cut into 1 inch cubes
2 cloves garlic
2 onions, cut into 2 inch pieces
2 bell peppers, cut into 2 inch pieces
** If using wooden skewers – soak them in ice-water for 20 minutes before adding meat and veggies so they don’t burn on the grill.**
** Other veggies that I enjoy using: Mushrooms, zucchini, red and yellow bell peppers and cherry tomatoes**
1. In a bowl, mix together oil, honey, soy sauce, and pepper. Add the chicken, garlic, onions and peppers in the bowl, and marinate in the refrigerator at least 2 hours but the longer the better. I try to marinade over night.
2. Preheat the grill for high heat.
3. Drain marinade from the chicken and vegetables, and throw away marinade.
4. Place chicken and vegetables onto the skewers.
**COOKING TIP** It’s easier to cook evenly if ingredients are on their own skewer. Peppers with peppers, chicken with chicken, etc. because each ingredient cooks differently. If you want to, after cooking, re-skewer everything and alternate ingredients. I don’t normally bother with this but if I was having company I might!
5. Lightly oil the grill. Add the skewers (veggies further from the flame) and cook for 12 to 15 minutes, until chicken juices run clear and veggies are cooked.