Kabobs, the meal on a stick. Kabobs are great as they are very convenient. You have your protein and vegetables together in one and kids, at least mine, seem to think they are fun. This is also a good dish to create with young kids as you can teach them patterns while sharing your, hopeful, enjoyment of cooking.
This recipe is made using gluten free ingredients but can easily be subbed for common sauces found in the store. No change in measurements are needed.
Cut: Boneless chicken breasts
Weight: 2 breasts
Grill: Dyna-Glo Grill
Heat Source: Gas
Estimated Cook Time: 12-15 Minutes
Actual Cook Time: 13 Minutes
Estimated Cooking Temperature: 450 - 500 degrees
Actual Cooking Temperature: 500 degrees
Location of Purchase: Local grocery store
Cook Date: August 28, 2020
2 boneless chicken breasts, cubed
Salt and pepper
2 bell peppers of your choice, cut into 1 inch squares
1 yellow onion (I prefer sweet onions), cut into 1 inch squares
1 tablespoon gluten-free hoisin (Hoisin should be gluten-free but not always, double check if you have a sensitivity)
1/3 cup chopped yellow sweet onion
1 ½ tablespoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon fish sauce
Optional: 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (if you want some heat)
Thermometer - These are critical tools to have there are two main types. First, instant read thermometer like this one or this one. The Thermapen is worth its weight in gold and one I use almost every day. I know the price tag seems excessive but it's the best in the business for a reason. If you're looking for a dual temperature thermometer for both grill temperature and meat, this is the way to go.
Step 1: Make the marinade by combining the marinade ingredients in a marinating container or bowl, whisk until well combined.
Step 2: Cut your chicken breasts into cubes, season with salt and pepper to taste. Place in a marinating dish and pour the marinade over the chicken. Marinate at least 1 hour and up to 8 hours.
Step 3: If you are using wood skewers, soak them in warm water for at least 30 minutes. This can done for multiple hours. You want to do your best to keep them from burning to bits on the grill.
Step 4: Pre-heat your grill to high heat. I had my grill at 500 degrees.
Step 5: Thread the marinated chicken and vegetables onto the skewers and place on the grill. Baste the chicken over the course of the first few minutes on the grill with whatever marinade is left over.
Step 6: Cook your chicken until done, 165 degrees. This one is hard to get a temperature reading but at 500 degrees, assuming your chicken pieces are relatively similar, you should be good with 6 minutes a side.
Step 7: Remove from the grill and let rest 5-10 minutes before serving
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