Grilled Lemon Chicken Kabobs

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Winner, winner, chicken kebab dinner! I often forget how much I love kebabs. I’m not sure why though, since they’re so easy to make and fun to serve. The flavor is always good as the meat marinates into bite sized pieces. They cook quickly and I love that they can be cooked and served with their own utensils – no mess!

Another great thing about kebabs is that they are very healthy. The chicken was extra lean and the skewers were great because they weren’t on the bun. They make a great low-carb meal and serve them as a healthier side dish, even on top of a salad if you want.

Can I make chicken skewers without a grill?

Yes. Although chicken kebabs are grilled the traditional way, they can also be cooked in the oven. Preheat oven to 450°F. Prepare recipe as usual. Grill the kebabs on a lightly greased baking sheet for 12-15 minutes, turning halfway through, then grill on high for 3-4 minutes to brown the edges.

Alternatively, you can make kebabs on the stovetop using a griddle or heavy frying pan. Just like a grill, you need to preheat your skillet to high heat. Bake the roast in a pan over high heat for about 10 minutes, until the meat is cooked through, rotating every few minutes. Be careful not to overcrowd the pot.

Do I have to use brisket for chicken skewers? Can I use chicken thighs instead?

No, any boneless, skinless cut will do. Different cuts of meat have different flavors and moisture, so cooking times may vary. Make sure your meat reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

Can I prepare the marinade and freeze it ahead of time?

Yes. You can make a freezer meal out of roasts so they’re ready on the fly. Just prep the chicken and freeze it in the marinade in a gallon bag. When you’re ready to make your kebabs, remove the freezer bags from the freezer and place them on a plate in the freezer until thawed.

What should I serve with kebabs?

That’s the best part about this recipe – it goes with everything! You can serve them with other barbecue and picnic items, or you can grill them and serve them with rice or a delicious dinner consisting of potatoes and salad. You name it, it works.