Grilled Chicken and Vegetable Skewers, (aka grilled chicken on a stick) are a delicious and healthy meal that’s bursting with flavor! If you are looking for a quick and easy summer recipe for the grill, Grilled Chicken on a Stick is so flavorful and colorful and easy to prepare!
Watch my short video to see how easy you can make a fantastic grilled chicken on a stick chicken skewer recipe that will satisfy your taste buds and leave you feeling satisfied.
How to Make Grilled Chicken on a Stick a Masterpiece
Here are some tips to make your skewers a culinary masterpiece:
1⃣ Choose fresh ingredients: Start by selecting the freshest chicken and a colorful assortment of vegetables. Opt for boneless, skinless chicken breasts for convenience and make sure your veggies are firm and vibrant.
2⃣ Cut evenly: To ensure even cooking, cut the chicken and vegetables into uniform pieces. This will help them cook evenly and create a visually appealing skewer.
3⃣ Marination magic: Marinating your chicken prior to grilling will infuse it with incredible flavors. Use a combination of olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and your favorite herbs and spices. Let the chicken marinate for at least 30 minutes, or even overnight for maximum flavor.
4⃣ Assemble with care: Thread your marinated chicken and colorful vegetables onto skewers, alternating between each ingredient. This not only looks great but also ensures a balanced flavor profile in every bite because of all the colors providing different nutrients.
5⃣ Grill to perfection: Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Place the skewers on the grill and cook for approximately 10-12 minutes, turning occasionally, until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are nicely charred.
You now have a delectable meal ready to be devoured.
So, fire up that grill and give this recipe a try!
Recipe for Grilled Chicken on a Stick
Grilled Chicken on a Stick
This chicken skewer is filled with flavor and colorful vegetables. Super easy to make and fast to cook!
- 1.5 pounds chicken breast, skinless cubed
- 1 zucchini, cut into 1-inch cubes
- 1 bell pepper, red, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 red onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 4 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 3 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 2 tsp ground oregano
- 1 tsp ground thyme
- 1/4 tsp cumin
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 cups fresh basil leaves
- 3 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- salt, to taste
Place cubed chicken in a bowl and vegetables in a separate bowl.
Whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, vinegar and dried herbs. Add two tablespoons of olive oil mixture to the vegetables in bowl and toss. Add remaining olive oil mixture to cubed chicken in a bowl and toss. Cover and place both bowls in refrigerator for up to 2 hours. (You can marinate in less time, but it will have less intense flavor.)
Preheat grill to medium heat (or grill pan on stove top). Alternate seasoned vegetables and chicken on skewers (if using wooden skewers, soak in water first to prevent burning on the grill). Season with salt and pepper.
Grill, rotating until all sides are slightly browned, chicken is cooked to 165 degrees Fahrenheit and vegetables have softened. Meanwhile, mix up basil sauce in food processor and serve skewers with basil sauce as a dipping sauce.
You can grill these skewers outdoors or on a grill pan. You can also broil them, rotating during cooking.
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