When I think of summer food, I think of grilling and one of my favorite things to grill is kabobs. I love kabobs because you can easily grill so many wonderful fresh fruits and vegetables along with flavorful morsels of meat.
Our favorites are onion, pineapple, and cherry tomatoes, but you can use any combination you like. Another favorite is mushrooms, red, yellow, or green peppers and onion. Zucchini and squash rounds would also be delicious. You could even try skewering small wedges of cabbage with onion, although they would probably take longer to grill.
And the marinade! Wow is it good! A simple teriyaki made from just 5 ingredients, olive oil, honey, soy sauce, pepper, and garlic. I love using honey in marinades. It gives it just the right sweetness. It takes a little longer to mix in the honey, but it is so worth it.
Yuuuummm! The flavors of summer slowly roasting on the grill. What more could you want? Maybe a glass of wine and a babysitter? Sounds good to me!
Actually, one of the best things about grilling is eating on the patio. When the kids are finished we usually let them play and we get a minute to ourselves to enjoy a glass of wine and a quiet moment together.
Honey Chicken Kabobs
1/4 cup olive oil
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
4-6 boneless chicken breast halves, cubed (Use as much or as little chicken as you need for your family. I would use approximately one chicken breast per person.)
An assortment of fruit and vegetables:
Onion, cut into wedges
Red, yellow, or green bell peppers, cut into 2 inch pieces
Canned or fresh pineapple chunks (I don't marinate pineapple)
Zucchini or squash rounds or chunks
Cherry tomatoes (I also don't marinate the tomatoes)
Metal or bamboo skewers (If using bamboo, soak them in water for a couple of hours before assembling.)
1. In a large zipper seal bag or covered container combine oil, honey, soy sauce, pepper, and garlic.
2. Add the chicken and vegetables and marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours or more.
3. Skewer the meat and vegetables.
4. Preheat the grill and lightly oil the grill grate.
5. Grill until chicken looks done and juices run clear.
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Hi, I'm Faith, a former Family and Consumer Science teacher turned food blogger. I love God, my family, and food. You can usually find me in the kitchen preparing family friendly, homemade recipes and taking lots of pictures.
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