Chicken & Veggie Kebabs: Two Ways

by | Updated: December 4th, 2016 | Read time: 2 minutes

Burgers and dogs come with the burden of buns (not ideal if you’re eating gluten free). Steak and ribs can be heavy (and not all that healthy). For a perfect hot-off-the-grill dish, give classic chicken a spin—on sticks, mixed with chunks of colorful, grill-friendly veggies! Kebabs are easily customized, a breeze to make and boast more flair than ordinary barbecue fare. Try them one of two ways – tropical or Tuscan style – with these party-pleasing recipes.

Chicken & Veggie Kebabs: Two Ways

Chicken & Veggie Kebabs: Two Ways

Pineapple Chicken Kebabs

Ingredients

2 large chicken breasts (boneless/skinless), cut into 2” pieces
¼ cup Sonoma Canyon lemon-infused olive oil
¼ cup Sonoma Canyon Rosato wine vinegar
½ tsp. dried thyme
Pinch salt, black pepper
½ fresh-cut pineapple, cut into small wedges, skin intact
3 zucchini, cut into 2” pieces

Tuscan Chicken Kebabs

Ingredients

2 large chicken breasts (boneless/skinless), cut into 2”pieces
½ cup Sonoma Canyon balsamic vinegar
¼ cup Sonoma Canyon Tuscan herb oil
Pinch salt, black pepper
8 oz. organic mushrooms (whole), rinsed well
1 red bell pepper, cut into 2” pieces

Directions

  1. To marinate chicken and veggies, combine ingredients for each recipe separately in large, resealable plastic bags; refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  2. Heat gas grill to medium heat.
  3. While grill is heating, use metal skewers to assemble kebabs. For first recipe, order as follows: chicken, pineapple, zucchini. Repeat to make 3-4 skewers. For second recipe: order as follows: chicken, bell pepper, mushroom. Repeat to make 3-4 skewers.
  4. Grill kebabs over medium-high heat for 12-14 minutes until chicken is cooked through and juices run clear.
  5. Serve warm with crisp salad.

Nutrition info:

Pineapple-chicken kebabs: (4 servings) 244 calories, 7 grams fat,  17 grams carbs,  4 grams fiber,10 grams sugar, 30 grams protein

Tuscan chicken kebabs: (4 servings) 239 calories, 10 grams fat,  7 grams carbs,  1 gram fiber,  4 grams sugar, 29 grams protein