When I was a kid, I remember my dad, grandpa, and uncles would grill for the 4th of July. They would spend hours at the grill making burgers, hot dogs, chicken, and steak. It was always good food but the men were exhausted by the end of the day. This year, my sister-in law hosted 4th of July. Due to the recent heat wave here in Colorado, spending hours in front of the grill sounded horrible. Instead, she opted to make kabobs; something that could be done quickly on the grill. You only have to flip the kabobs over once, which saves you from having a heatstroke on those hot days.
- Chicken breast-cut in 1-inch pieces
- Zucchini- sliced
- Bell peppers-cubed
- Greek or Italian dressing
- Night before, soak wood kabob skewers in water and leave soaking overnight (this will prevent them from burning on the grill). Also, marinate the chicken pieces in Greek or Italian dressing, leave in the refrigerator overnight (this will help enhance the flavor).
- Next day, pre-heat grill to high heat. With a skewer in hand, alternate putting chicken and veggies on it until full. Repeat until all chicken and veggies have been used.
- Place the kabobs on the grill. Cook for 10minutes on one side then flip and cook for an additional 10 minutes on the other side or until the chicken reaches 165 *F.
Be sure to cut the protein and veggies to be the same size. This ensures that the kabobs will cook evenly. Another tip you can use is have all protein kabobs and all veggie kabobs. For example, all steak, all chicken, all zucchini, all onion etc. Then, once they are cooked, you can slide them onto different serving dishes. This a good idea if you are serving a big crowd with guests that you aren’t sure what they like. It adds an extra step for you but this lets people pick and choose what they like to eat. Since our party was just family, my sister-in-law did the mixed kabobs (She made an all veggie one just for me. Yummy! ) and served them with a delicious Greek Orzo salad. Great job, Sis!
Be sure to comment be below and let me know what you made for the 4th of July this year.
Peace and Blessings 😊