chicken kebabs

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How fun are kebabs? They are a huge mess to make, but that’s part of the reason it’s so fun to make them. I also love how you can customize them to almost anything you want! This is my mom’s recipe for the chicken marinade, and it is so flavorful and amazing. These are good. Like, brag to your friends, good.

work hard, stay happy

work hard, stay happy

Mom’s Marinated Chicken Kebabs

1/2 cup olive oil

1/2 cup Trader Joe’s Goddess dressing

1 tbs rosemary

2 tsp salt

1/2 lemon 

1 tsp apple cider vinegar

1/4 tsp pepper

1 tbs white sugar

5 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1″ cubes

fillers (onion, bell pepper, zucchini, potatoes, pineapple, etc.. get creative! I don’t have a measurement for these. If you have extra, just make a veggie kebab and use the left overs in a salad! Same with extra chicken!)


In a medium bowl, mix together all of your ingredients, except the chicken & fillers. Let stand for five minutes. Pour the marinade into a large ziplock and add the chicken. Make sure the bag is sealed securely, then mush everything around to make sure all of the chicken is coated. Put the ziplock in the fridge and let it marinade at least 30 minutes, preferably over night. Now is a good time to start soaking your skewers in water. I soaked mine for 30 minutes, and it was plenty.

work hard, stay happy

work hard, stay happy

Meanwhile, chop your fruit and veggies into bite-size chunks. If you’re using potato, cut those on the thinner side because potatoes take longer to cook than most other veggies, and no one likes biting into an undercooked potato. When you have all your fillers chopped and ready, start threading! This is the fun (messy) part! Trust me, this will get everywhere, so expect to do some cleaning afterward.

work hard, stay happy

work hard, stay happy

work hard, stay happy

Time to grill these suckers! Have the grill on high for the first few minutes of cooking. This will give you those nice grill lines and sear the meat. Then reduce the heat to medium-low for about 10-15 minutes, turning a few times, until the meat is cooked through.

work hard, stay happy

work hard, stay happy


work hard, stay happy

I served these with some wild rice. If you add enough veggies, you can get by without adding a side salad. What do you like in your kebabs?

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