Thursday, June 27, 2013

Chicken and Bacon Shish Kabobs

I just posted these on my other cooking blog that my sisters and I share, but I couldn't resist double posting them just because they are absolutely divine! And best of all- dairy free!! :)
Oh my goodness these are heaven! The bacon makes the chicken so moist and tender. If you have done kabobs before you know that sometimes the meat can be dry, but not these beauties, and it's because of the bacon (so don't skip that step!) My daughter who is the pickiest eater on the planet even eats them up! I have been doing pineapple, mushrooms and bell peppers, but you can really use anything you like, that's what makes skewers/kabobs so much fun. This is definitely going to be a summer favorite! I have already made them 3 times in 2 weeks, 2 of the times for big parties. Also I use turkey bacon because it's what our family likes.
Chicken and Bacon Shish Kabobs
Recipe adapted from
Mine made 8-10 big skewers
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsp honey
2 Tbsp canola oil
10 large mushrooms, cut in half
2 green onions, minced
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into chunks
1/2 pound turkey bacon slices, cut in half lengthwise (or regular bacon)
canned pineapple
2 bell peppers, any variety
skewers (if you use wooden be sure to soak them in water at least 20 minutes)

In a large bowl, mix the soy sauce, cider vinegar, honey, canola oil and green onions. Place the mushrooms and chicken each into a bowl or a ziplock and pour the mixture over, and stir to coat. You can marinade them together, but I found it to be a pain when you are picking through to skewer them; it's easier to separate them. Cover and marinate in the fridge at least 1 hour, 2 or 3 is better. Preheat grill for high heat. Remove the mushrooms and chicken from the marinade and shake off excess. (I just strained them over a saucepan). Pour the marinade into a small saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 10 minutes; set aside.
Wrap the chicken chunks with bacon, and thread onto skewers so that the bacon is secured. Alternate with mushroom halves, bell peppers and pineapple chunks. Lightly oil the grill and arrange skewers. Cook about 7 minutes, brush with some of the remaining soy sauce mixture, flip them over and brush again. Grill about 7 more minutes. Done when bacon is crisp and chicken juices run clear.

No comments: