There’s something about the summer that puts me in the mood for food on sticks.  Roasting marshmallows on sticks, hot dogs on sticks, fruit kabobs, and grilled meat on sticks.  Food on sticks is just so much more fun than without, don’t you think?  Ok, maybe I’m the only weird one.

Kabobs are a favorite easy meal that I love to make in the summer when I don’t feel like heating up the kitchen.  I just marinate the meat, chop up some vegetables from the garden, put them on skewers, and toss them on the grill.  Everything is cooked outside and I have very little clean up in the kitchen.

The secret to a great kabob is a good marinade.  I’ve had my share of dry and tasteless chicken kabobs, and I finally figured out that you pretty much have to marinade your kabobs before they hit the grill.  It takes the kabobs from decent to great!

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These lemon herb chicken kabobs are marinated with a simple dressing of olive oil, lemon juice, dijon mustard, garlic, fresh herbs, and salt.  It comes together in minutes and makes for a tasty juicy chicken kabob.

I highly recommend you make extra dressing to brush on your vegetables while they are on the grill.  It will make them so much more delicious as well.

Happy summer grilling!

 

Lemon herb chicken kabobs
Serves 4
An easy chicken kabob recipe that will lend itself to delicious and moist chicken.
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
45 min
251 calories
1 g
101 g
12 g
33 g
3 g
124 g
408 g
0 g
0 g
8 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
124g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 251
Calories from Fat 106
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g
18%
Saturated Fat 3g
14%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 101mg
34%
Sodium 408mg
17%
Total Carbohydrates 1g
0%
Dietary Fiber 0g
1%
Sugars 0g
Protein 33g
Vitamin A
1%
Vitamin C
2%
Calcium
2%
Iron
9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 3 T. extra virgin olive oil
  2. 2 T. lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  3. 1 T. organic dijon mustard
  4. 2 cloves fresh garlic, minced or pressed
  5. 1/2 tsp sea salt
  6. pepper to taste
  7. 1 T. fresh chopped herbs (I used basil, parsley, and tarragon)
  8. 1 lb. chicken, cut into bite sized pieces. Breasts, thighs, or tenders all work
Instructions
  1. Whisk dressing ingredients together in medium sized bowl.
  2. Add chicken and stir to coat.
  3. Place in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  4. Soak your skewers in water if using wooden.
  5. Place chicken on skewers and grill over medium heat until chicken is no longer pink in middle.
  6. If grilling vegetables, I recommend making more dressing and brushing it onto the vegetables as they cook.
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calories
251
fat
12g
protein
33g
carbs
1g
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