Perfect Chicken Shish Kebab


We had a beautiful summer like fall day yesterday, so naturally I was drawn to the BBQ.  But having just gotten back from enjoying all the wonderful dishes at the International Food Blogger Conference I thought a light meal was in order.  My easy recipe for Chicken Shish Kebab filled the order for a great light meal.


Recipe serves four


1 and 1/2 boneless, skinless chicken breast

1 each red, green, and orange bell pepper – sliced into large pieces

1 white onion – sliced into large wedges.

8 large mushrooms

2 zucchini – sliced into 3/4 inch thick rounds

2 squash -sliced into 3/4 inch thick rounds

rice – per package instruction


1/2 C ketchup

1/2 C honey

2 cloves garlic

2 Tbsp red onion – minced

1 Tbs brown sugar

1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce

1 Tbsp Canola Oil

3 drops of liquid smoke (1/16 tsp)

salt and pepper to taste.


Chicken:  You can save money and get fresher chicken by purchasing boneless skinless chicken breast rather than chicken already sliced and on a skewer .  Rinse chicken in running water and after patting dry slice a section off each end leaving a large rectangle of meat.  Slice the rectangle in half along the long dimension and then cut the two in half.  You will have 6 large pieces from each half breast (see picture).


I use 2 wooden skewers through the chicken kebab while cooking to keep them from spinning as I turn them on the grill.  Do not put vegetables on the chicken kebabs because the chicken takes much longer to cook than vegetables.

Run skewer through the vegetables and drizzle a little canola oil and salt & pepper over them and set aside.







For sauce:

In a large bowl combine all sauce ingredients and mix well.


The chicken will require at least 20 minutes on the grill.  So plan your rice to be done accordingly.

Sear the chicken on high for 5 minutes each side.  Then reduce heat to medium high and turn chicken every 5 minutes.  Begin brushing sauce on the chicken at the 10 minute mark and apply as turning.

With 5 minutes left on the chicken place the vegetables on the grill. Turn the vegetables every few minutes.

When chicken done remove and them from grill, plate and let them set up while you finish the vegetables.

Remove chicken and vegetables from skewers and plate along with rice.

How about that, in less then 45 minutes you can cook a great and easy family dinner!

Good Eating and Table Talk,

Roger Scouton

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