Easy Grilled Chicken Shish Kabobs

This colorful Easy Grilled Chicken Shish Kabob recipe is a must for summer grilling. Marinated overnight, the kabobs grill in 10 minutes!Easy Grilled Chicken Shish Kabobs. Marinated chicken and vegetables make colorful shish kabobs grilled up in 10 minutes. - BoulderLocavore.com

Grilling season has begun and in my house the grill is fired up almost every day in the summer.  It keeps the house cooler than running the oven and the flavor of grilled food just tastes like summer to me.  One of my favorite things to make are Easy Chicken Shish Kabob.  All the ingredients are put in a bag to marinate overnight (or at least a few hours), threaded on a skewer and cooked for about 10 minutes and dinner is done!

Easy Grilled Chicken Shish Kabobs. Marinated chicken and vegetables make colorful shish kabobs grilled up in 10 minutes. - BoulderLocavore.com

Summer is here and I’m ready for some grilling action!  No meat, vegetable or fruit is safe from my grill but one of my favorites are these Easy Grilled Chicken Shish Kabobs.  They are colorful, loaded with marinated chicken and vegetables, and grill in about 10 minutes; what’s not to love, right?

Easy Grilled Chicken Shish Kabobs. Marinated chicken and vegetables make colorful shish kabobs grilled up in 10 minutes. - BoulderLocavore.com

Having both meat and vegetables on the skewers streamlines a meal and also produces an eye catching plate everyone will love.  With a rainbow of colors available in sweet peppers, it’s easy to really wow when creating your skewers.  They grill (or broil) in about 10 minutes and are marinated overnight making them perfect for parties too.

Easy Grilled Chicken Shish Kabobs. Marinated chicken and vegetables make colorful shish kabobs grilled up in 10 minutes. - BoulderLocavore.com

I learned a life-changing trick when I attended Barbecue University with Steven Raichlen last summer.  I no longer soak my bamboo skewers.  In an experiment with soaked and unsoaked skewers, they both caught fire at the same time.  Instead if I use bamboo skewers I place a double layer of foil underneath the exposed end of the skewers on the grill.  It keeps them from charring and makes it easier to flip them.  There also are reusable stainless grill shields for skewers dedicated for this purpose.

Easy Grilled Chicken Shish Kabobs. Marinated chicken and vegetables make colorful shish kabobs grilled up in 10 minutes. - BoulderLocavore.com

When making skewers to grill, single round skewers often lead to the ingredients on the skewer not turning evenly.  Some piece may stay in place, others may spin which can lead to over or undercooking.  One way to address this is double skewering or using a flat skewer (either a metal flat skewer or bamboo flat skewer).  Flat skewers keep all ingredients in place so when rotating from side to side it all stays intact allowing quick, even grilling.  Allowing a bit of space between each ingredient is also a good practice to allow everything to cook evenly.

Easy Grilled Chicken Shish Kabobs. Marinated chicken and vegetables make colorful shish kabobs grilled up in 10 minutes. - BoulderLocavore.com

These flavorful Easy Grilled Chicken Shish Kabobs are great for summer dining.  Pair it up with some delicious Cilantro Lime Rice or Coconut Rice and you are set.  Though this recipe is intended for grilling, the kabobs can also be broiled.  Place under the broiler for 5 minutes and flip for another 5 minutes.  Keep an eye on the kabobs while cooking to ensure they don’t burn and check there is no pink in the center of the chicken when done.

Easy Grilled Chicken Shish Kabobs. Marinated chicken and vegetables make colorful shish kabobs grilled up in 10 minutes. - BoulderLocavore.com

Easy Grilled Chicken Shish Kabobs

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 10-12 Shish Kabobs

Easy Grilled Chicken Shish Kabobs are a great one dish meal off the grill or can be broiled. Leaving a bit of space between the ingredients to ensure thorough cooking.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup Vegetable Oil
  • ¼ cup Red Wine Vinegar
  • ¼ cup Sweet Chili Sause
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground Black Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon diced Ginger
  • 2 medium Garlic Cloves, diced
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless Chicken Breasts, rinsed, patted dry with paper towel and cut into 1 ¼ inch cubes
  • 2 large Bell Peppers (any colors), seeded and cut into 1-inch squares
  • 8 ounces Cremini Mushrooms, cleaned by gently rubbing with a damp paper towel
  • 1 large Red Onion, cut into 1-inch squares

Instructions

  1. Combine the first 8 ingredients in a zipper close gallon plastic bag. Seal bag, and shake vigorously to combine. Add the chicken, peppers, mushrooms and onion to the bag; squeeze out as much air as possible and seal. Massage the bag contents to coat the meat and vegetables with the marinade. Refrigerate overnight.
  2. Remove the marinated ingredients and discard the marinade. Tip: the bag can be poured out into a colander allow excess marinade to drain from ingredients into the sink. Thread 10-12 skewers with the chicken and vegetables, alternating on the skewers and leaving about 3 inches at the blunt end. Allow a bit of space between ingredients (refer to photos for an example).
  3. Heat the grill to medium heat (around 350 degrees). Place skewers on the grill with a strip of foil underneath the end of the skewer if bamboo. Close the lid and allow kabobs to cook 10-15 minutes, rotating them on each side during the cooking (2-3 minutes a side). Check to ensure the chicken has no pink color in the middle before removing all the skewers from these grill. Allow to sit 5 mintues before serving.
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Comments

  1. Pam says

    We love kebabs! We have been having lamb kebabs a lot lately but we are almost out of lamb. We should really try these with chicken.

  2. says

    I could marinate overnight! I like the idea of breaking up the tasks like that, too much work at once makes me nervous.
    And these look delicious!
    Mitch

  3. Ora Lee Gurr says

    The consensus from the family is that this will be done once a week or more all summer long. Ka-bobs are popular meals, especially with chicken and peppers.

  4. Jeanine says

    These look incredible I haven’t had a kabobs in SO long these look so delicious I’m going to have to make some asap!

  5. says

    Getting the family to eat veggies isn’t always easy, but they’ll gobble them up when they’re on kabobs. These look awesome! Love all the colors.

  6. Ryan Escat says

    The recipe is so easy to follow, me and my son enjoy doing this. We are taking them to our swimming party later.

  7. Nicole Escat says

    We are going to include this on our party later, this is so perfect for our little family bonding on the pool.

  8. says

    I am so excited to see everyone sharing summer recipes! I don’t make shis kabobs very often but have started eating healthier so that will change this year. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Ann Bacciaglia says

    I am having a big BBQ this weekend. These Shish kabobs look so delicious and easy to make. I will have to give them a try at my BBQ.

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