Continuing with our season of grilling recipes, I wanted to try another variation on our chicken kabobs. I have to say that the Rosemary Ranch Chicken Kabobs are my new favorite around here, but as much as I like those, my husband likes these yummy honey chicken kabobs. This marinade can be prepared up to a day before and makes a deliciously sweet (but not too sweet) meat. The flavors remind me a little bit of those port-a-pit chickens that are sold for fundraisers… just as messy, but not half as greasy.
We were nearing our grocery day so I wasn’t able to marinate any fresh veggies, but this marinade would work perfectly with whatever you might have in your crisper. With a little fresh fruit and some brown rice, it is a healthy and fun dinner for the whole family.
Keep a few napkins on hand for those sticky fingers!
Yummy Honey Chicken Kabobs (Adapted from AllRecipes)
1/4 cup canola oil
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
8 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – cut into 1 inch cubes (I used one bag thawed frozen chicken breasts)
2 cloves garlic
5 small onions, cut into 2 inch pieces
2 red bell peppers, cut into 2 inch pieces
In a large bowl, whisk together oil, honey, soy sauce, and pepper. Before adding chicken, reserve a small amount of marinade to brush onto kabobs while cooking. Place the chicken, garlic, onions and peppers in the bowl, and marinate in the refrigerator at least 2 hours (the longer the better). Preheat the grill for high heat. Drain marinade from the chicken and vegetables, and discard marinade. Thread chicken and vegetables alternately onto the skewers. Lightly oil the grill grate. Place the skewers on the grill. Cook for 12 to 15 minutes, until chicken juices run clear. Turn and brush with reserved marinade frequently.
If you actually have any meat leftover (which is debatable in our house), I love to put these on top of a salad the next day. The chicken is still surprisingly juicy even after being zapped in the microwave and it has been a wonderful way to spice up my daily salads for lunch!
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