Sweet Chicken Shish Kabobs
Grilled summer food….ah! So good! Our family has had some great evenings at home on our deck listening to tunes while indulging in grilled summer favorites. We love Shish Kabobs and wanted to share some tips and tricks we’ve learned when preparing this meal. The boys love making their own “Kabobs”. There is something to be said for stacking meat and veggies on a stick! “Vegetables taste so much better grilled”, Caleb Schall. I have to agree! Dan and I usually put our kabob goodies over a bed of greens and throw on some balsamic vinaigrette! The boys prefer them plain or wrapped in a whole wheat tortilla. Sometimes we add a side of sweet potato fries or cook up some brown rice/quinoa. I like to make a little extra so we can eat the leftovers for lunch the next day ~ salad or a tortilla wrap!
Ingredients
  • 6-8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (cubed)
  • 1cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3tbsp minced garlic
  • 2tsp Weber Grill Steak Seasoning (all natural ingredients)
  • Skewers (we use wooden)
  • Veggies of choice: Peppers, onion, mushrooms, zucchini, grape tomatoes, etc
Instructions
  1. Prepare the marinade in a gallon size plastic bag or sealed tupperware container. Add the vinegar, garlic, and steak seasoning.
  2. Marinate the chicken for at least an hour before grilling
  3. Remove chicken from marinade and cube. Cut veggies.
  4. Prepare to skewer! Skewer Tip – Thread each skewer with all the same ingredient! Meat and veggies cook for different amounts of time so it is kind of silly to put them all on the same skewer. This way the veggies don’t burn or end up rubbery and the meat is fully cooked. Also, make sure you cut your ingredients to consistent sizes so they cook uniformly and leave a space between each one!
  5. Turn on the grill and start Kabob-in’! *Mushrooms require a surprisingly long cook time, and you’ll probably want to put them on the grill even before you add the meat. *Onions need to cook longer, too. Avoid high heat or they will char before they start to turn soft and sweet. *Tomatoes just need a minute or two. Turn the skewers a couple of times to snag a few grill marks and allow the tomatoes to get a tiny bit warm. Take them off long before they turn to mush!
  6. Heap the cooked goodies on a large serving platter by ingredient and allow family members to pick what they want!
  7. Turn on the tunes, crack open a beverage, and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Salad Option: We like to use the Spring Mix, spinach salad or Romaine (nutritionally better than iceberg lettuce).
Dressing: Clean Homemade Honey Mustard

Busy Mom Tip: LEFTOVERS!!
I like to grill extra kabobs so I have them for lunches and sides as the week goes on — to me everything tastes better grilled!

Shish Kabobs are a great summer touch to an every day salad!

Shish Kabobs are a great summer touch to an every day salad!

Shish Kabob Leftovers: Whole Wheat Tortilla (Trader Joe's), Hommos brand hummus (Costco), chicken, veggies and feta cheese.

Shish Kabob Leftovers: Whole Wheat Tortilla (Trader Joe’s), Hommos brand hummus (Costco), chicken, veggies and feta cheese.

Leftover veggies from the Shish Kabobs make for a great side. For cleaner, leaner eating: Bun-less Turkey Burger. Condiments: Mustard or Dinosaur BBQ Sauce. Try to stay away from Ketchup or at least buy the all natural, organic Heinz.

Leftover veggies from the Shish Kabobs make for a great side. For cleaner, leaner eating: Bun-less Turkey Burger. Condiments: Mustard or Dinosaur BBQ Sauce. Try to stay away from Ketchup or at least buy the all natural, organic Heinz.