Yummy Honey Chicken Kabobs

My husband and I made these last month but I wanted to share the recipe because we really enjoyed it, and if you are doing any grilling while the weather is still nice (or if you live somewhere it doesn't get too cold) this would be a tasty dinner to try! (I got the basic recipe from AllRecipes but I added a lot to it.)

• 1/4 cup vegetable oil
• 1/3 cup honey
• 1/3 cup soy sauce
• 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
• 8 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into 1 inch cubes
• 2 cloves garlic
• 5 small onions, cut into 2 inch pieces
• 2 red bell peppers, cut into 2 inch pieces
• skewers

1. In a large bowl whisk together oil, honey, soy sauce, and pepper. Before adding chicken, reserve a small amount of marinade to brush onto kabobs while cooking. Place the chicken, garlic, onions and peppers in the bowl, and marinate in the refrigerator at least 2 hours (the longer the better).
2. Preheat the grill for high heat.
3. Drain marinade from the chicken and vegetables, and discard marinade. Thread chicken and vegetables alternately onto the skewers.
4. Lightly oil the grill grate. Place the skewers on the grill. Cook for 12 to 15 minutes, until chicken juices run clear. Turn and brush with reserved marinade frequently.

I doubled the sauce recipe (except the honey) because we had lots of veggies and meat and I wanted to have some for the rice. I made some in our rice cooker. I think we only used 1 whole chicken breast (both sides) and Nic cut them into strips so they would stay on the skewers better. He also had some beef he brought home from work the other day that had been marinating in the fridge. We used mushrooms, red and green peppers and onions for the veggies. Pineapple chunks would be very good with this! We marinated the chicken in one bag and the veggies in another. We also reserved some marinade to baste the kabobs (and afterward I cooked it down a bit to drizzle over the rice.) If you put them in separate bags you can also use the marinade on the veggies still to baste since it doesn't come into contact with the raw meat. And don't forget to soak the skewers so they don't burn! :)

Here are the approximate amounts I used in the marinade:
• 1/2 cup vegetable oil
• 1/3 cup honey, 1T brown sugar
• 1/3 cup soy sauce (low sodium) and 1/3 cup Kikkoman Teriyaki marinade
• 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper (I just ground some into the mixture)
• 1 tsp sambal oelek chili paste
• 2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
• A squirt of ginger juice (fresh grated ginger would also be good!)
• A couple squirts of lime juice (to break down the meat, I always use citrus in marinades)

This was so good, both Nic and I stuffed ourselves. We did take some over to our next door neighbor since we thought it wouldn't be as good rewarmed. She loved it and asked me for the recipe! :) Enjoy!


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