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….



about 4 servings


  • 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
  • skewers

** 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.

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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.



Happy grilling!