Our weeknight dinners can become a little monotonous at times, but I make an effort to change things up on Sundays. Whether it’s an in depth recipe that takes hours to prepare or just a simple fresh marinade, I always try to incorporate something new to our repertoire.
Since it’s really warming up in Ohio, we have been using our grill to cook dinner on a regular basis. When we have time, we love to fire up the charcoal and hang out on the deck to enjoy the weather. What smells better than a fiery charcoal grill on a warm spring evening?
This past Sunday, I wanted to create a meal that was rich with Greek flavors. I decided on grilled chicken kabobs that were bathed in an amazing marinade. I paired the kabobs with grilled asparagus and orzo pasta tossed with fresh peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, olives, feta and a mouth-watering Greek dressing.
Although this marinade smelled a little odd, the flavor of the grilled kabobs was very fresh and delicious. I will definitely use this marinade again and can’t wait to experiment with different types of proteins. I imagine shrimp and fish would turn out quite fantastic. If I piqued your interest with the mention of the orzo salad, stop back on Wednesday for the recipe.
Greek Chicken Kabobs
- ½ cup olive oil
- ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast
- 1 red bell pepper cut into 2 inch pieces
- 1 green bell pepper cut into 2 inch pieces
- 1 large sweet onion peeled and cut into wedges
- In a small bowl, mix together all the marinade ingredients.
- In a large resealable plastic bag, place the marinade, chicken, red and green bell peppers, and onion wedges. Seal and mix to coat. Refrigerate 4 to 24 hours.
- When ready to cook, preheat grill for medium-high heat.
- Discard marinade and thread the meat and vegetables onto skewers, leaving a small space between each item.
- Lightly oil the grill grate. Grill skewers for 10 minutes, turning as needed, or until meat is cooked through and vegetables are tender.
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