Healthy Grilled Chicken Teriyaki Skewers
May 28, 2012Posted by pamela |
This guest article is by my friend and Marin mom Nancy Grossi, author of the award-winning blog The Wife of a Dairyman. Nancy started her blog at the beginning of 2010, and offers a look into life on one of Marin's many dairy farms. One of her loves is cooking, and her recipe for healthy grilled teriyaki chicken skewers is perfect for a Memorial Day BBQ. Thanks, Nancy!
Can you believe I've never tried grilling skewers? I was in the mood for something light, fresh and easy. Plus I just bought 20 pounds of chicken and wanted to use some of it.
I used skinless chicken breast and boneless, skinless thighs. Red onion, pineapple, zucchini, summer squash and red bell pepper for the veggies. I cut everything into chunks and skewered them. I marinated the skewers in a Pyrex for a few hours with my favorite marinade Soy Vay Teriyaki. Oh, and before skewering, I soaked the wooden skewers in water for a while so they wouldn't burn (hopefully).
I sprayed the grill with non-stick cooking spray and laid all the skewers out on the gas BBQ set on medium low heat, turning after 6 minutes or so. They took about 20 minutes or so to finish grilling.
I think the skewers would be great to make for a party. You can even do a vegetarian version. Prepare everything ahead of time and just grill when you're ready. I like "easy" when having a party!
I was thrilled that they didn't burn and everything cooked evenly! Maybe I can do this grilling thing.
I also made some brown rice to go along with them. I mix in a bit of the Soy Vay with the rice and heat it through… So good!