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Kabobs, Anyone?

29 Feb

When I think of skewers or kabobs, I think of summertime! My mom would always make my brothers and I work like little assembly workers stacking marinated pieces of beef and vegetables on the bamboo sticks when we were little. Actually, I think I was also in charge of the skewers last year for my brother’s graduation party but regardless, it’s just a great, easy food to make for a bunch of people. Although, if you don’t plan on feeding 25+ people (even though this could be a great party food recipe!) we improvised a little and made this recipe to feed one person. So, to kick off the wonderful weather we have been having in the Midwest, we want to give everyone a taste of summer here at College Grubbin’! I have to add that this recipe does require the George Forman grill or real grill for the best results and a little bit of time to marinate the meat & veggies. Even if you’re stuck in the snow, kick back, make some skewers, grab a beer & reminisce about summer, it’s only a couple of months away!

Serving size: 1

Prep time: 10 minutes

Grill time: 5 minutes

Marinade time: 15 minutes

Ingredients 

2 bamboo skewer sticks or metal ones (we got ours at Kroger for $2)

1 chicken breast

8 cherry tomatoes

4 slices of mushrooms

¼ red pepper

¼ yellow pepper

¼ purple onion or white onion

3 teaspoons of Teriyaki sauce

Minced garlic

Directions

1. First things first, make the marinade. I grabbed a large Ziploc bag and poured 3 tablespoons of teriyaki sauce into the bag and about half a tablespoon of minced garlic in as well. You can gauge how much garlic you want in your marinade depending on your preference.

2. Cut medium-sized square pieces from your onion and chicken breast. I got about 12 cubes of chicken and 8 pieces of onion. Place these items plus the mushrooms in the Ziploc bag, seal it shut, shake up the mixture a little bit and put the bag in the refrigerator.

3. Once you let the chicken marinate, start cutting up the peppers into about 4 square pieces for each red and yellow pepper. You might think that there are a lot of pieces but when you put them on the skewer they tend bunch up together and shrink.

4. After the chicken, mushrooms, and onions marinate for 15 minutes (you can have them marinate for a lot longer too), open the bag and start arranging all of the veggies and meat on the skewer, (don’t forget the cherry tomatoes!). I like every 2 or 3 pieces of veggies and then one cube of meat. You should be able to fill up both skewer sticks!

5. Turn on the George Forman grill and let them sizzle for about 3 minutes and then flip the skewer over. Allow about 5 minutes of cooking time.  Make sure the chicken is cooked all the way before taking them off the grill!

Now, you are ready to enjoy your skewers! I kind of burned the second one and it was still amazing! They are so delicious, but a little messy, so I would not suggest making this meal for a date. You definitely  might scare your date a little while you are chowing down. Happy grubbin’!