June 05, 2010

Grilled Chicken & Veggie Kabobs

This is one of my favorite meals to make during the summer months. It's super easy and fairly healthy in my opinion. A few weeks ago I bought some metal kabob skewers which are great - I'm used to using the cheap wood skewers, which usually work out fine but the last few times I've used them, they have broken off or the pointy ends start to split as I load up the chicken and veggies onto the skewer. So my advice if you are going to try this recipes is to buy some metal skewers - I got mine at Homegoods for like $5 or something like that!

Ingredients & Directions:
3-4 pieces of boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into pieces (2-3 inches)
1-2 green peppers, cut into pieces
half of a red onion, cut into pieces
1 package of mushrooms
half a bottle of italian dressing (I use Wishbone Robusto Italian)

Throw everything in a zip lock baggie and marinate for a few hours. (Some recipes call for just marinating the chicken, but I've found that the veggies are delicious when they are marinated in the dressing too.) Load up the ingredients on the skewers, alternating between veggies and chicken. Grill on medium-high heat for about 12-15 minutes per skewer, rotating the skewers to make sure the chicken cooks on all sides. Cooking time will depend on your grill - just watch them close so the chicken pieces don't dry out too much.

Our grill has one of those side burners, so to go with the kabobs I chopped up red potatoes, mixed in some olive oil and seasonings (black pepper, chef Tony's, and some dried parsley) and cooked them along with the kabobs.

Enjoy this delicious summer dinner. It's a great recipe to have on had for a cookout with friends or family. What are some of your favorite grilling recipes?

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