These grilled pepper and chicken kebabs also have garlic, lemon and onion in the recipe. They’re really tasty and make a great dinner. I love making these tasty chicken skewers for dinner. They go with any side dish you want to make. The chicken needs to marinate first so give it anything up to 24 hours for the best flavour. This is a dish you can prepare a day ahead. If you don’t have time though, you can just marinate it for a couple of hours. These kebabs with chicken and vegetables make a great summer BBQ dinner. Read on for tips on how to grill chicken kebabs, too!
Ingredients for this Grilled Chicken Recipe
I used chicken breast to make this summer BBQ dinner but thighs would also work if you prefer them. You will need skinless, boneless chicken for this.
Extra-virgin olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and some salt and pepper make up the marinade. This is a simple marinade but it does give these kebabs with chicken and vegetables a wonderful flavour.
You also need an onion and you can choose from yellow, white, red, or even sweet onion, as you prefer. Also green and red bell peppers are good, but you can use any colour you want. Yellow or orange ones are good too.
How to Grill Chicken Kabobs
These grilled pepper and chicken kebabs are a breeze to make. Once you have combined the ingredients for the marinade, you can add the chopped chicken. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for anywhere between 2 and 24 hours.
Next you can thread the chicken on to skewers, alternating with the onion and peppers. It’s a good idea to soak the skewers first if you’re using wooden ones. This is to make sure they don’t catch fire on the grill!
Grill your tasty chicken skewers for about 6 or 7 minutes per side. They might take closer to 5 or 8 per side. That would depend on the grill and size of the chicken chunks. Once the chicken is 165 degrees F inside and no pink remains, the kebabs with chicken and vegetables are ready to serve.
Grilled Pepper and Chicken Kebabs Variations
These are so good for a summer BBQ dinner. Once you know how to grill chicken kebabs, you can make these tasty treats whenever you want. There are some variations on this grilled chicken recipe you might like to try.
First of all, you might want to experiment with other vegetables. Onions and peppers are always a classic choice but there are more. Try zucchini, eggplant, mushrooms, or any other soft vegetable you want (hard veggies cook too slowly).
Pineapple is also nice if you want to add a sweet element. You can use whatever you prefer in these kebabs with chicken and vegetables.
Another idea is to switch the chicken for pork to make a pork summer BBQ dinner instead. As for the marinade, lemon and garlic are great. But you can even tweak this, using orange or lime instead of lemon. If you’re using orange juice instead of lemon, you might like to add some minced ginger root for an Asian flair. If you want to pair these kebabs with something different, try these grilled steak kebabs.
What Temperature Should the Grill Be?
These grilled pepper and chicken kebabs are only as good as the ingredients and how they’re cooked. Knowing how to grill chicken kebabs properly will ensure they come out perfectly. A temperature of about 375 degrees F is best for the grill. This is considered a medium-high heat.
So how do you know exactly how hot the grill is? Before putting the tasty chicken skewers on the grill, you need to check it’s hot enough (but not too hot!)
Hold your palm 3 inches above the hot coals. If you have to pull your hand away after 4 or 5 seconds, the temperature is right. If you can hold it there longer the grill isn’t hot enough. If you can’t make 4 seconds it’s too hot. This tip will help you to make your summer BBQ dinner perfect.
What Side Dishes are Good with Chicken Kebabs?
These grilled pepper and chicken kebabs can be served with your favourite side dish. They are nice with bread rolls, boiled rice or mashed potatoes. You can also make this grilled chicken recipe alongside other meat dishes. If you’re having a BBQ you might like to grill burgers, sausages or steak as well.
Grilled Pepper and Chicken Kebabs Recipe
Grilled Pepper and Chicken Kebabs – Tasty Skewers
- 3 Tbsp. olive oil extra-virgin
- 2 Tbsp. lemon juice fresh
- 2 Cloves garlic peeled and crushed
- 1 Tsp. salt
- 1/4 Tsp. black pepper
- 1 3/4 Pounds chicken breasts boneless skinless, cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
- 1 onion peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces
- 1/2 green bell pepper seeds removed and cut into 1inch pieces
- 1/2 red bell pepper seeds removed and cut into 1-inch pieces
- Whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and black pepper in a large bowl. Add the chicken and stir, making sure to coat the chicken well. Cover the bowl and refrigerate at least 2 hours, but up to 24 hours.
- 20 minutes before you want to cook the chicken, soak 5 wooden skewers in water (to help prevent them from catching on fire). Preheat a grill to medium-high.
- Thread the chicken, onion, and bell peppers onto the skewers, starting with a piece of chicken, and then onion, and then bell pepper, and then another piece of chicken, etc. This amount should make 5 skewers.
- Grill the skewers until the chicken is fully cooked, about 5 to 8 minutes per side. When the chicken is fully cooked there should be no pink in the centre, and it should reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees F
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
The adaptability and simplicity of these tasty chicken skewers makes them a tempting option for a summer BBQ dinner. It’s easy learning how to grill chicken kebabs like a pro and these taste amazing served hot off the grill. So next time you’re firing up the grill, consider these delicious grilled pepper and chicken kebabs.
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