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Grilled Chicken Kebabs

Grilled Chicken Kebabs with vegetables marinated in a mustard vinaigrette. A simple weeknight dinner or great for summer cookouts. 

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Grilled Chicken Kebabs with vegetables on a grill

Kebabs are always a great idea for backyard cookouts and easy enough for a weeknight dinner. Prep your chicken and veggies in advance and you can have this dinner on the table in no time at all. We’ve also been loving this Grilled Italian Chicken for a delicious weeknight meal.

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Grilled Kebabs with chicken and vegetables

Making Grilled Chicken Kebabs with Vegetables:

Diced chicken breasts in a bowl for grilling

  • Cut chicken boneless chicken thighs into 2 inch chunks. 

sliced onions, peppers and zucchini for grilling kebabs

  • Slice zucchini and cut onions and peppers into chunks. 

Mustard Vinaigrette in a jar

  • Mix vinaigrette marinade together by combining: olive oil, cider vinegar, brown sugar, dijon mustard, grated garlic and onion, thyme, oregano, basil and pepper.
  • Reserve 1/4 cup for serving.

How to make chicken and vegetable kebabs

  • Thread chicken and vegetables onto skewers.

Chicken and Vegetable Kebabs brushed with marinade

  • Baste on all sides with marinade. 
  • Prepare grill to a 300° fire with oak or hickory wood for smoke flavor.

Grilling Kebabs with chicken and vegetables

  • Place kebabs onto grill over indirect heat. Close the lid and cook for 5 minutes. 
  • Brush kebabs with marinade once more and turn kebabs, brushing the other side. Close the lid and continue to cook until chicken reaches 165° internal temperature, about 25 minutes. 

Grilled Chicken and vegetable kebabs on a white enamel tray

  • Remove from grill and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving. 
  • Drizzle with reserved vinaigrette if desired. 

Grilled Chicken Kebabs served over a bowl of rice

Serve your grilled kebabs with rice pilaf and grilled corn on the cob or Bean and Barley Salad for a meal the whole family will enjoy. It will come together so easily with lots of fantastic flavors. 

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Tips for Making Kebabs:

  • We love these 2 prong skewers for grilling. They really stabilize the meat and veggies for even grilling and I love the handles. So easy to turn over on the grill and great for serving. 
  • Prep your veggies and chicken ahead of time and add to the skewers just before grilling. 
  • Make your marinade a day in advance. 

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Grilled Chicken and Vegetable Skewers

Adding the vegetables to these chicken skewers adds a lot of flavor and even the kids loved these vegetables. Our family is very happy on a meat and potatoes kind of diet but grilled vegetables has quickly become a new favorite.

Along with the great flavor, the grilled vegetables also have a great texture. This was the first time we had tried grilling zucchini and I was afraid it would be mushy but it was not. It was so delicious that we planted zucchini in our garden this year. 

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Yield: 6 servings

Grilled Chicken Kebabs

Grilled chicken and vegetable kebabs

Easy Grilled Kebabs with chicken and vegetables marinated in a mustard vinaigrette. A simple weeknight dinner or great for summer cookouts.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 whole chicken thighs, boned
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper
  • 1/2 orange bell pepper
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • FOR THE VINAIGRETTE
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons grated onion
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. Cut chicken thighs into 2 inch chunks.
  2. Slice zucchini and onion. Cut bell peppers into chunks.
  3. Thread chicken and vegetables alternating onto skewers.
  4. Place on a clean baking pan and set aside.
  5. Prepare the vinaigrette marinade by combining olive oil, cider vinegar, brown sugar, dijon mustard and seasonings into a bowl. Whisk until well combined.
  6. Reserve 1/4 cup of vinaigrette for serving.
  7. Brush kebabs on all sides with marinade.
  8. Prepare grill fire to 300° with oak wood for smoke flavoring.
  9. Place kebabs over indirect heat and cook for 5 minutes with the lid closed.
  10. Brush with marinade, flip and brush the other side with marinade. Close the lid and cook another 20-25 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165°.
  11. Remove from grill and allow to rest 5 minutes before serving.
  12. Drizzle with reserved vinaigrette if desired.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 561Total Fat: 49gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 39gCholesterol: 111mgSodium: 625mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 22g

Nutritional calculations are estimated and may not be accurate.

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