Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Honey pineapple chicken kabobs

chicken kabob, brown rice, naan
Isn't food served on a stick exponentially more appealing to eat? Think corn dogs, hand-dipped ice cream bars, cake pops, and, of course, kabobs. We fancy kabobs because they are a surefire way to ensure adequate servings of both protein and veggies, and they're relatively simple to slap onto the grill, too! The chicken marinade is adapted from my honey-glazed salmon recipe, and though you can incorporate a variety of vegetables, I was craving squash and mushrooms, so those were the veggies of choice that evening. We ate our chicken kabobs with some steamy brown rice and freshly baked garlic naan, but it probably would have tasted extra yummy with some hummus - a good note to keep in mind for next time, particularly since an amiable vendor sells the best homemade hummus at the farmer's market.chicken kabob
Honey Pineapple Chicken Kabobs
Ingredients:
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup soy sauce
2 tbsp garlic, minced
2 1/2 tbsp sesame oil
Splash of pineapple juice
1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
Chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch cubes
Squash, cut into 1/3" slices
White button mushrooms
Skewers
Extra virgin olive oil

Directions:
1. In a large bowl, whisk together honey, soy sauce, garlic, sesame oil, pineapple juice, and pepper. Reserve a small amount to brush onto chicken while grilling. Pour the rest over chicken cubes and marinate overnight.
2. Preheat grill for high heat. Wet skewers thoroughly in water to ensure they don't burn during grilling. Thread chicken, squash, and mushrooms alternately onto skewers.
3. Lightly oil grill with extra virgin olive oil. Place skewers onto grill and cook for 12-15 minutes, turning skewers frequently and brushing with reserved marinade.

12 comments:

  1. Must.Make.This.NOW.
    Your photos make all food look crazy appealing! :)

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  2. This looks delicious. I love food on a stick because most of the time it means it has been barbecued. And there is nothing better than barbecued veggies.

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  3. Looks nommy & I'm a huge fan of pineapple~

    Mmm~most things on a stick are delicious~
    Or maybe I just think it's cool >,<

    Great post! & def. trying your recipe out!

    xoxo
    EV
    eviiarty.blogspot.com

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  4. i literally just drooled on my desk. anything with honey is amazeballs. I once made honey glazed chicken on rice with cashews- it was like a gift from God himself. soooo gooood!

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  5. that looks sooo delicious! yummy.

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  6. This looks so delicious! I'll have to try this next time we grill!

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  7. Mmmmmm that does look yummy! Food on a sticky is so much fun!

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  8. Your so right, it does always look and taste better on a stick. Too funny, and this looks scrumptious!!!!
    xo TJ

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  9. wow, this post made me sooooo hungry just now!

    -liv
    http://chocolivlovelaugh.blogspot.kr/

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  10. It's 1030pm here but after looking at this, I'm hungry and will possibly go get myself some food .

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  11. I must, must, must try this recipe soon! I always love your recipes, and this one looks especially tasty!

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