Grilled Chicken and Veggie Skewers

by Meri on August 7, 2014


It’s time for a new grill. We once again used our grill so much it broke down. This will be the 3rd grill in the last 3 years! My husband and I have a bad habit of buying cheaper end grills which I’m sure is fine if you grill like a normal person. We don’t. We grill a ton and since the weather is nice we use it all year round.

As the grill slowly died before our eyes (in the middle of cooking corn on the cob) Mark and I looked at each other cursing under our breath, “why do we keep buying cheap grills?!” Then for a brief moment we thought about stealthily running across the street and hopping the fence of our neighbors house to finish off our dinner. They recently bought an amazing grill but of course imagine their surprise if they came home seeing us firing up our food in their backyard. Michelle…if you’re reading this we didn’t do it!!! If we did I would have left you some grilled corn as a peace offering. 

So now we’re on the hunt for the right grill…the kind that can take a beating all year round. At least ours made it for one last recipe, Grilled Chicken and Veggie Skewers. I need simple recipes in my life, as I’m sure you do too. Especially those with good flavor that incorporate plant foods. When your goal is 5 to 9 servings of fruits and veggies a day every meal must incorporate several servings. Paired with a salad, chicken and veggie kabobs/skewers are a great easy choice for dinner that meet those requirements. The trick to great kabobs is the marinade. I use all sorts of marinades but here is one of my favorite recipes from the Glycemic Index Diet for Dummies. Enjoy!

Oh…if you have a favorite grill…please share! 

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Marcia August 9, 2014 at 4:01 pm

So I decided to look up Consumer Reports gas grill ratings for you. We of course have a grill and use it 3 times a year. Terrible.

But naturally, “reliability” is not one of their factors! So, that’s no help!

I’m grilling veggies tonight though, using your marinade!


Meri August 9, 2014 at 4:38 pm

Thanks for looking! Yes…this marinade works lovely for veggies and tofu too! You don’t have to marinate too long!


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