Recipe for marinated chicken kebabs with grilled vegetables
With the warm weather just around the corner, it’s time to enjoy a delicious meal al fresco with this recipe for marinated chicken kebabs with tasty grilled vegetables. Easy to prepare and incredibly flavorful, this recipe will showcase your culinary talent and delight your guests’ taste buds.
So get out your barbecue and follow these steps to prepare grilled chicken and vegetable kebabs that are sure to tempt everyone around the table.
What are the steps for make chicken kebabs ?
To make delicious, flavorful chicken kebabs, it’s important to marinate the meat thoroughly. The marinade helps tenderize the chicken, adding extra flavors that will make all the difference when eating.
Ingredients needed for the marinade
To prepare a delicious marinade for your chicken kebabs, you’ll need a tasty mix of spices and other ingredients to give the chicken an irresistible taste.
First, use turmeric, cumin and ginger to add a spicy touch to the marinade. You can also use honey for a subtle sweetness and lemon juice for added freshness.
Next, you’ll need a neutral oil such as olive oil or vegetable oil to bind all the ingredients together.
These simple but delicious ingredients will give your chicken an incredibly tasty flavor that will tantalize the taste buds of the whole family.
Steps for preparing and marinating chicken
Start by cutting the chicken into equal-sized pieces with a quality knife and mix all the marinade ingredients well. Make sure each piece is well coated with marinade and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or overnight to maximize flavor.
What about preparing grilled vegetables?
The vegetables you choose for your grilled chicken skewers can greatly influence the taste and appearance of the finished dish. Vegetables such as zucchini, tomatoes, red onions, peppers and eggplant are popular choices for grilling and go well with the flavor of marinated chicken.
Preparing vegetables for grilling
To prepare the vegetables for grilling, start to wash them and cut them into equal-sized pieces to ensure even cooking. Once cut, place the vegetables in a bowl and add a marinade of olive oil, basil, sage, honey and spices such as turmeric, cumin and ginger.
Mix well to coat all the vegetables with the marinade. Leave to marinate for around 30 minutes before threading onto skewers with the chicken for further cooking.
You can also add fresh herbs such as basil or sage for extra flavor.
Assembling and cooking skewers
Once the chicken and vegetables have been marinated, it’s time to assemble the skewers. To do this, you can use wooden skewers, alternating between pieces of chicken and vegetables.
Once the kebabs are ready, it’s time to cook them! First of all, it’s important to preheat the grill or barbecue for optimal cooking.
Next, it’s essential not to overcook the skewers to prevent the chicken from becoming dry. We recommend turning the skewers regularly and brushing them with marinade for added flavor.
If you want to add a smoky touch to your kebabs, you can use maple or hickory wood shavings directly on the grill or barbecue. Finally, don’t forget to let the skewers rest for a few minutes after cooking, to allow the juices to distribute evenly throughout the meat.
Tips for perfect cooking
Perfect cooking is essential to enjoy tender, juicy chicken kebabs and tasty grilled vegetables. To avoid burning the chicken or vegetables, it’s important not to cook them over high heat too quickly.
It’s best to cook them over medium heat for around 10-12 minutes, turning them regularly for even cooking. Vegetables can be grilled separately before adding them to the skewers, to better monitor cooking.
Our ideas for accompaniments and presentation tips
To accompany these succulent chicken skewers marinated with grilled vegetables, you can opt for a green salad, basmati rice or potatoes.
You can also add a homemade barbecue sauce or a yoghurt and mint sauce to give the dish a fresh touch. For wine lovers, a fruity rosé will do just fine, but a chilled lager will also be much appreciated at a barbecue with friends.
And for an attractive, gourmet presentation, don’t hesitate to add a few fresh herbs like basil or sage to the top of the skewers.