What’s For Dinner Wednesday: Grilled Chicken Kabobs

25 Jul

Really, is there anything better than grilled veggies in the summertime?

It’s HOT here in the summer. Our goal is to go as long as possible in between having to turn on the oven and if it’s an official “heat wave,” we don’t turn it on at all, no matter what we have to do.

When we went camping last summer we cooked on the campfire pretty much every night. We alternated cooking meals with the other family that we were with, and one night when it was their turn to cook, Grilled Chicken Kabobs were on the menu! They were SO delicious.

So last week during the latest heat wave, we were going over our menu for the week and realized we had everything we needed to make the kabobs. I’d been craving them.

The best thing about kabobs is that you can add whatever you want to them. You can create them based on whatever you have in the house or by what you’re craving, what your family likes, or really however you want to! You can do chicken, seafood, beef…the possibilities are endless.

For last week’s kabobs we kept it simple, marinating the chicken for a few hours in bottled Italian dressing and then loading zucchini, yellow squash, onions and mushrooms onto the skewers along with the chicken.

They were amazing! I can’t wait to do them again. The kids had mixed reviews as to who liked what on the skewers but I threw an extra veggie on the table that everyone liked so it didn’t matter to me who ate what from their skewers as long as they all had vegetables on their plates. It was fun to watch them negotiating with each other if someone really liked or didn’t like something, they’d trade.

Next time you’re looking for something fun for dinner, try throwing some kabobs on the grill!

Broccoli and a side of couscous made for a perfect meal during our most recent heat wave.

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