Chicken & Zucchini Kabobs

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Chicken gets to soak in an amazing marinade, chop up some veggies, thread your kabobs, and throw them on the grill! So simple and perfect for a quick dinner.

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One of our favorite things to do in the spring/summer is fire up the grill! I really don’t think there are many things that are better than a smoky, charred (in a good way 😉 ) piece of chicken that has been marinating for 12+ hours. So good. The only thing that would make it better is if we could actually sit outside on the deck and eat them. I mean, we could, but I would probably just complain the entire time of the humidity (we’re in Maryland), and the nats (Maryland again….), and the loud bugs (yes, Maryland outdoors are the best….).

We have lots of favorite recipes that we just have to make each year. These kabobs made it to the top of that list really fast. It’s a great way to use up your abundance of garden zucchini, or take advantage of the low price of zucchini in the grocery store, and they could not be easier to make. Plus, kabobs are something that my kids will eat with no problems! Yay! So, you better believe we are making them often 🙂 Even the red onion and zucchini! I guess the fact that they get to eat their dinner off a stick makes veggies tolerable 🙂

Remember to plan ahead. The chicken pieces NEED to marinate for at least 8-12 hours. I usually cut up the chicken and make the marinade the night before I need them and let them sit in the fridge until the next day at dinnertime.

Chicken & Zucchini Kabobs

Ingredients

  • 1 cup lemon-lime soda (like Sprite, 7up, Sierra Mist)
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup canola oil, divided
  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts (cut into 1" pieces)
  • 3 medium zucchini, cut into 1" pieces
  • 1 large red onion, cut into 1" pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. In a gallon size Ziploc bag, combine lemon-lime soda, soy sauce, and 1/3 cup oil. Add in pieces of chicken breasts and turn to coat. Refrigerate and let marinate for 8-12 hours or overnight.
  2. In bowl, combine zucchini, salt, pepper, and the remaining 3 tablespoons oil. Toss to coat.
  3. Alternately thread the chicken, zucchini, and red onion onto metal skewers or soaked wooden skewers.
  4. Coat grill rack with cooking spray or oil. Cook kabobs for 8-10 minutes, or until no longer pink and up to temperature (165 degrees), and vegetables are tender.
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By the way, how do you spell kabobs, kebobs ? No matter how I spell it, it tells me I am spelling it wrong 🙂 Oh, and don’t forget to come back tomorrow because I have another awesome grill recipe for you. Even though school is starting there is still some summer left!

Enjoy friends and have a wonderful day! xoxo

 

 

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Comments

  1. says

    Hmmm. I have never marinaded anything in lemon lime soda. I will have to try that. And I love yummly, I believe I have quite a few of your things yummed 😉

    • Together As Family says

      ha 🙂 thanks for the yum! I had seen it on other blogs but could never figure it out until this past weekend. I had never marinated in soda either. But the soda combined with the oil is like one of my favorites marinades ever.

  2. says

    OMG yum, I love kabobs!!! I love that you have added zucchini here as well! I am so excited to give these a try before the summer ends! I’d love for you to come link up at this weeks Throwback Thursday weekend party!

    • Together As Family says

      The zucchini is my favorite part! I would love to link up. I love finding new link parties. Thanks so much.

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