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The Most Addictive Chicken Kabobs

By Jess

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I have caught the summer fever and am ready to get out and dust off the grill. This bright, flavorful recipe is perfect for getting into the warm weather mood. Pineapple, red onion, and cherry tomatoes are served alongside chicken to make these delicious kebabs.

Simple and Addictive Chicken Kabobs- you need to try these!

Simple and Addictive Chicken Kabobs- you need to try these!



This recipe is ideal for grilling out or picnics. The chicken can be marinated ahead of time, absorbing a ton of flavor, and the veggies can be pre-chopped and ready to go. The pineapple can also be grilled but I haven’t quite perfected that yet. I like to serve the kabobs either with a side salad or over rice to balance out the meal.

The marinade for these kabobs is made of simple ingredients. Saltiness from coconut aminos, sweetness from honey, a bit of sesame oil, and ginger for a pop of flavor. Let that all soak into the chicken for at least two hours to make it tasty and tender. Then the chicken is ready to be skewered and sent to the grill.

chicken kabobs

Growing up in Wisconsin, I did have those few (crazy? brave? determined?) family members who were dedicated to grilling all year long, even through the cold winter. They would put on their snow boots, step out onto the deck and into the snow, and flip the steaks or burgers for dinner that night, which would taste extra good because of the effort.

grilled kabobs

I realize this kind of behavior is not the usual story, and so right around now, when the weather is starting to be sunny and 70 degrees, people bring their grills out of hibernation. At least, that’s what I can smell as I walk down the block on a warm Saturday evening. If I’m not already eating grilled food, at that point I sure wish that I were. So here is a recipe to get the grilled fired up for, to enjoy with friends and family, and celebrate the return of summer.


Ingredients

    • 1 1/2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
    • 3 tbsp coconut aminos
    • 2 tbsp honey
    • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
    • 1 tbsp sesame oil
    • 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated
    • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
    • 1/2 red onion, chopped
    • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
    • Fresh pineapple, cut into slices

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, mix together the coconut aminos, honey, vinegar, sesame oil, ginger, and garlic powder. Place the marinade and chicken into a large Ziploc bag and toss to coat. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. If using wooden skewers, soak in water for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Place the marinated chicken, red onion, and cherry tomatoes alternately onto the skewers. Brush the chicken with any remaining marinade. Grill the kabobs for approximately 8-10 minutes, turning occasionally, until the chicken reaches desired doneness. Serve warm with pineapple.

Servings

Serving Size

1

Servings/Recipe

6

Time

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More Good Chicken Kabob Recipes

1. Grilled BBQ Chicken Kabobs

These are simple yet flavorful grilled chicken shish kabobs brushed with barbeque sauce. Kabobs are easy and versatile to make, and don’t take long to cook on the grill. The chicken is prepared in a simple marinade and then slathered with barbeque sauce for grilling. Pair it with vegetables of your choice for a tasty and tangy dinner.

Bbq Chicken Kabobs Recipe

Ingredients

1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 red onion, chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cup Paleo barbeque sauce

For the marinade:

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp dried parsley
Salt and pepper, to taste

1. Stir the marinade ingredients together in a shallow bowl. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper and place into the marinade. Let marinate 30-60 minutes in the refrigerator. If using wooden skewers, soak in water for 30 minutes.

2. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Place the marinated chicken, red onion, and peppers alternately onto the skewers. Brush the chicken generously with barbeque sauce. Grill the kabobs for approximately 8-10 minutes, turning and brushing occasionally with sauce, until the chicken reaches desired doneness.

2. Lemon Garlic Chicken Shish Kabobs

The chicken breast is diced and then marinated with lemon zest and garlic to give these kabobs a ton of flavor. Zucchini and red onion complement the chicken well, but feel free to use veggies of your choice. For the serving size, count on portioning about 2-3 shish kabobs per person.

Lemon Garlic Chicken Shish Kabob

Ingredients

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Zest of 1/2 lemon
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 large red onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 medium zucchini, cut into 1-inch pieces

Instructions

1. Whisk together the olive oil, lemon zest, garlic, parsley, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Add chicken and stir to combine. Cover the bowl and place in the refrigerator to marinate for 2-6 hours.

2. If using wooden skewers, soak in water for 30 minutes. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Place the marinated chicken, onion, and zucchini alternately onto the skewers. Drizzle with any remaining marinade. Grill kabobs for approximately 5-6 minutes on each side, or until desired doneness. Serve warm.

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  1. Hi there!

    I love your family’s dedication to grilling despite the cold! Reminds me of myself hehe.

    Great recipe, the photo’s look amazing! Can’t wait to give it a go.

  2. I notice there are many recipes with coconut….can olive oil be substituted for coconut….I cannot eat coconut?

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