Chicken Kabobs combine succulent pieces of marinated chicken, fresh vegetables, and a medley of spices, all skewered and cooked to perfection.
Chicken kabobs are a popular dish in Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, and South Asian cuisines. They consist of small pieces of chicken, often marinated in a flavorful blend of herbs, spices, and other ingredients, skewered along with various vegetables such as bell peppers, onions, and cherry tomatoes. The skewers are then grilled, baked, or broiled until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender, resulting in a delicious meal.
Making chicken kabobs is a simple process that allows for creative experimentation with flavors and ingredients. This recipe for chicken kabobs is cooked in the oven but you can also grill them too. Whether it's a backyard barbecue, a picnic, or a camping trip, the sizzling kabobs add a burst of flavor to your outdoor dining experience.
They are an excellent option for parties and gatherings, as they can be prepared in advance and cooked quickly. The colorful presentation and delicious taste are sure to impress your guests.
Or if you're looking for a quick and flavorful weeknight meal, chicken kabobs are a fantastic choice. The marinade can be prepared ahead of time, and the skewers cook relatively fast, making them an ideal option for busy evenings.
- Chicken breast
- Red bell peppers
- Orange bell peppers
- Red onion
- Olive oil
- Italian seasoning
- Garlic powder
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- Preheat the oven and dice up the chicken breast. Make sure the chicken and the vegetables are about the same size.
- In a medium-sized bowl, combine the chicken, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and half of the olive oil. Mix until the chicken is evenly coated.
- Thread the chicken and veggies onto 12 wooden skewers, leaving 2-3 inches open on both ends.
- Grease two baking sheets with the remaining olive oil. Place the skewers on the baking sheets and bake for 28 minutes.
- Season the skewers with salt and pepper to taste. Serve and enjoy!
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you can use chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts. Thigh meat tends to be juicier and more flavorful, making it a delicious choice for kabobs. Adjust the cooking time accordingly, as chicken thighs may require a few minutes longer to cook through.
Certainly! Marinating the chicken for a longer period, such as a few hours or even overnight, can enhance the flavor and tenderness. Just make sure to refrigerate the marinated chicken to keep it fresh and safe to eat.
Yes, you can cook chicken kabobs on a grill pan or stovetop. Heat a grill pan or skillet over medium-high heat and cook the kabobs, turning occasionally, until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender. Adjust the cooking time based on your preferred level of doneness.
If you prefer a vegetarian or vegan option, you can replace the chicken with tofu, tempeh, or plant-based protein alternatives. Marinate and cook them similarly to create flavorful vegetarian or vegan kabobs.
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- 2 ½ pounds chicken breast diced
- 2 red bell peppers diced
- 2 orange bell peppers diced
- ½ red onion diced
- 1 large zucchini diced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
- 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
- If you’re chicken breast hasn’t been diced yet, cut each piece of chicken into cubes about 1.5-2 inches in size. Make sure your veggies are cut to a similar size before continuing.
- Place the chicken in a medium sized bowl with the Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and half of the olive oil. Fold the ingredients together using a large fork or spoon until the chicken is evenly coated.
- Fill 12 wooden skewers with the chicken and veggies in whatever order you would like. Leave 2-3 inches open on both ends of the skewer.
- Rub down two baking sheets with the remaining olive oil. Divide the skewers among the two baking sheets and cook for 28 minutes.
- Salt and pepper your skewers to taste, serve, and enjoy!
- This chicken is great topped with some lemon juice, crumbled feta cheese, or a sprinkle of oregano.
- These skewers are best served fresh, but you can store your leftovers in the fridge for up to 4 days in an airtight container.
- You can also remove all your leftover skewered food and add it to a salad for some great flavor and protein.
- Cooking these skewers at a higher temperature helps develop a slight char on the veggies, similar to what you would see if they were grilled on a wood fire grill.
- Make sure that your chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 before serving.
- The exact amount of space you’ll need to leave on the skewers depends on the length of the skewers. This empty space just makes it easier to serve the skewers.
- You can also grill these if you prefer.
Baking chicken kabobs in the oven is a convenient and flavorful way to enjoy this delicious dish. The baking method is ideal for those who prefer a hassle-free cooking process or don't have access to a grill. Whether you're preparing a quick weeknight meal or hosting a gathering, baking chicken kabobs offers a convenient and delicious option that will leave your taste buds satisfied.