Chicken Zucchini Kabobs
Chicken kabobs are a summertime grilling staple. Try these chicken zucchini kabobs for a healthy & delicious new way to enjoy chicken kabobs. Chicken chunks soak in a lemon-lime soda marinade and then get added to kabobs with zucchini and red onion. So simple and easy to make, perfect for a quick dinner!
Servings 10 kabobs
- 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 3-4 breasts)
- 1 cup lemon-lime soda (like Sprite, 7-Up, etc)
- 1/2 cup soy sauce (regular or reduced-sodium)
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 3 zucchini, cut into large 1" chunks (peeled or unpeeled)
- 1 red onion, cut into large 1" chunks
- 3 tablespoons canola oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
Marinate the chicken : Cut chicken breasts into large 1" chunks and place into a Ziploc sized bag. Add the lemon-lime soda, soy sauce, and canola oil. Secure the bag and turn to coat the chicken. Let refrigerate and marinate for at least 8 hours. Preferably overnight.
Before grilling, combine the zucchini and red onion chunks with the oil, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine.
Alternately thread the chicken, zucchini, and red onion onto wooden or metal skewers. *If using wooden skewers you need to soak them in water for 30 minutes prior to adding the food and grilling them. This helps prevent them from burning.
Spray grill rack with cooking spray or rub with oil. Grill the kabobs for several minutes on each side, or until cooked through (temperature of 165). Serve straight off the grill.
This recipe is very adaptable. Add more stuff and/or seasonings to the marinade. One of my favorite changes to make is to add additional spices to the zucchini and red onion mixture. Fresh parsley is good or your favorite dried seasonings. Whatever you want!
The calorie count is actually much lower than listed. That count includes the full calories for the canola oil and lemon-lime soda. Since the chicken only marinates in it, you are not getting all the calories. Just bits of whatever soaks into the chicken chunks. I was not sure how to include that in the calorie count.
If wanted, you could also use olive oil in place of all or some of the canola oil.