Chow down on an all-in-one healthy BBQ with these delicious grilled chicken and vegetable skewers. Not only are they a real family favourite, they make for a wholesome and tasty lunch or dinner option. Packed with nutrition, and ideal for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike, these skewered treats are sure to satisfy the hungriest of appetites.
1. Savory Skewers Sure to Satisfy: A Grill Master’s Delight
Grill masters everywhere know that a good BBQ should always include a selection of sumptuous skewers. From chicken and beef, to peppers and mushrooms, the possibilities are simply endless. Here are a few recipes sure to satisfy for your next outdoor feast:
- Teriyaki Beef Skewers with Sesame Seeds: Pile your taste buds full of flavor with these succulent grilled skewers. Start with cubed sirloin steak, carefully marinated to perfection in a teriyaki glaze. Next, thread the steak onto skewers and sprinkle with a generous coating of sesame seeds. Finally, cook to juicy perfection over hot coals and enjoy!
- Pacific Island Chicken Skewers: These savory skewers will transport you to a tropical paradise of flavor. Begin by marinating chicken tenders in your favorite Asian-style sauce, then carefully thread the strips onto skewers. Finally, cook until the chicken is golden brown and the sauce is gently caramelized. Serve with a side of fragrant jasmine rice for a complete meal your outdoor guests will love.
- Spiced Vegetable Skewers: No outdoor BBQ would be complete without an option for the vegetarian guests. Start with a colorful selection of seasonal vegetables, such as cherry tomatoes, zucchini, and red peppers. Then, brush the vegetables with a savory mix of spices. Finally, cook over hot coals until the vegetables are tender and sizzling. Delicious!
2. Succulent Skewered Chicken and Vegetables: A Potluck Favorite
Succulent skewered chicken and vegetables is an excellent potluck addition that can easily feed a large group of people. It’s colorful, flavorful, and makes great use of lean, skinless chicken breasts. Plus, everything cooks up on the same skewer so you can easily whip up a large batch with minimal effort.
To get started, thread chicken and vegetables onto wooden or metal skewers. We recommend a combination of peppers, onions, tomatoes, and mushrooms, as these vegetables provide a savory, slightly-charred flavor when cooked. For those who don’t eat red meat, a variety of vegetables and tofu can also be mixed and matched on the skewers.
When you’ve got everything threaded, brush on a marinade or glaze. Some of our favorites include:
- Soy-Miso Marinade: Whisk together equal parts soy sauce, Mirin, and white miso for a simple marinade that plays well with the vegetal flavors of the vegetables.
- Sweet-and-Spicy Glaze: Make a simple glaze out of teriyaki sauce and ginger, then sprinkle with red pepper flakes for a slightly-spicy flavor.
- Barbecue Sauce: No fuss- just brush on your favorite barbecue sauce with a hint of garlic and onion powder.
Cook the shish kabobs over a grill until the vegetables are lightly charred and the chicken is cooked through. Allow everything to cool briefly before serving.
Succulent skewered chicken and vegetables make a great potluck contribution – quick and easy to make for a crowd, with layers of savory flavor that’s sure to be a hit!
3. Sizzling Skewers for the Grill: The Perfect Summertime BBQ Meal
Skewers are the stars of summer barbecues, and they don’t as sizzle-tastic as they did over an open flame. There’s nothing like the smell of caramelizing meat, spiced with the perfect blend of fresh herbs and spices to make your mouth water. Here’s how to make sure your skewers come out perfect every time:
- Choose the Right Skewers: Look for metal skewers that are medium-sized and rounded. These are great for holding chunks of meat, fish, and vegetables without sticking or breaking.
- Marination Time!: The longer you marinate your skewers, the better. You can create marinade with an oil-base, herbs, and spices that’s perfect for your flavors.
- Grill it Right: Place the skewers on the grill over medium-high heat. Grill for a few minutes on each side, turning occasionally, until a golden crust forms on the meats.
- Don’t Overcook: Taking the skewers off the grill too soon will mean a tough, dry dinner. When ready, take them off the grill and let sit for 5 minutes before eating.
Sizzling skewers are a truly unique summertime BBQ meal. They are simple to make, and you can customize them to your palate by mixing and matching a variety of marinades, meats, and vegetables. So fire up the grill, and get ready to enjoy a truly delicious and satisfying summer meal.
4. An Easy and Flavorful BBQ Option: Skewers of Chicken and Veggies
Skewers are a classic BBQ grilling choice that deliver big on flavor, and even better – they’re incredibly easy to prepare! But why stop at meat? Skewing up some chicken and your favorite vegetables means one more delicious and healthy option for your next cookout. Here are some tips and tricks to get those skewers sizzling on the grill.
- Cubed chicken – breasts, thighs, or a combo of both
- Red or yellow pepper strips
- Onion wedges or slices
- Green Zucchini
- Fresh Pineapple
- Your favorite dry rubs or seasonings
To give your skewers a flavor explosion, be sure to prep your chicken and vegetables in advance, dry-rubbing with your choice of seasoning prior to skewering them up. To ensure even cooking, cut the vegetables and chicken into uniform pieces – roughly 3 cm cubes is perfect.
Nature of Fire
For perfectly cooked skewers, a moderate fire is key. Not t too hot, but certainly not too cool either, you want to create the kind of heat that will gently caramelize the veggies and get that good charring on the chicken. Hot coals will get the job done quickly, but if you prefer to use wood, that’s also an flavor-adding option.
Once the fire is going and the skewers are assembled, it’s time to cook. Time will vary depending on size and ingredients, so keep checking in on your skewers to ensure they’re getting just the right amount of heat. A good rule of thumb is to aim for 7-10 minutes over the grill, turning your skewers every few minutes and being sure to move them around to different parts of the grill to ensure even cooking.
For the cook on the go, these grilled chicken and vegetable skewers deliver a wholesome and tasty meal without a lot of work. Now that you know the basics for making this delicious BBQ option, make sure to give these a try at your next gathering and tantalize your taste buds!