Sunday, April 10, 2011

Perfect Day for Grillin'

After 4 days of storming it was time for a change of pace so we decided to break out the BBQ and make a meal of it.

Usually for marinades I just through whatever I think in and it usually turns out ok, but a while ago kabob's were a bit of a mystery to me so I decided to find an actual recipe to try. I hit the jackpot on the first try. We LOVE the flavor of this and it is still subtle enough that you get the flavor of the veggies.

Summer Time Kabobs

4 chicken breasts (we use tenderloins and it is about 8-10 depending on size)
1/2 C soy sauce
4 Tbs lemon juice
1 C cooking oil
1 tsp parsley flakes
1 tsp basil
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp pepper
Dash of garlic powder
Veggies of choice (we use cherry tomatoes, red and green peppers, and zucchini. If you are an onion fan I think those would add good flavor)

You can do this one of two ways-
I marinate just the chicken while it thaws and up until about and hour or two before I start cooking and then cube and skewer (alternating with veggies) and then marinade for the remaining time
Cube the meat and skewer (alternating with veggies) and marinate them all together.
Either way you do it, just mix all ingredients above and pour over chicken/skewers.
Cover and chill for at least 3 hours (if not more for more flavor) - rotating occasionally.
Grill for about 8 - 10 min turning once - or as needed.

  • These go great with almost anything - we have made them with twice baked potatoes, salad, and rolls, but they would also be good with rice and crunchy crusted bread.
  • These cook fast and are best when the meat stays moist - so don't overcook.
  • I have yet to try this on any other meat - but think we might try steak in it - I'll let you know how it goes.
I hope you all like this as much as we do. Just mixing the marinade it starts to smell good and makes my mouth water. It's also an easy way for us to get veggies into our diet - we struggle with that sometimes...


  1. I guess I should have been over at your house to enjoy those. They look as good as Yanni's. I am so impressed.

  2. Those look heavenly. Can you just be my personal chef?