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Grilled Chicken Skewers With Basil Sauce

Are you looking for the perfect summer meal? Well, look no further! Grilled Chicken Vegetable Skewers with Basil Sauce are a delicious and nutritious way to enjoy outdoor summer barbecues. Packed with fresh vegetables, juicy chicken pieces, and an aromatic basil sauce – this tasty recipe is sure to satisfy family and friends alike. Not only is it easy to make, but its vibrant colors will fill your plate as well as your heart with joy. Get ready to fire up the grill – these succulent skewers are about to be part of your next cookout!

Recipe

Skewers

1  1/2 lb chicken breast, skinless, cubed

1 zucchini, cut into 1″ cubes

1 bell pepper, red, cut into 1″ pieces

1 onion, red, cut into 1″ pieces

4 cloves garlic, minced or pressed

1/4 cups olive oil

3 Tbsp lemon juice

1 Tbsp red wine vinegar

2 tsp oregano

1 tsp thyme, dried

1/4 tsp cumin

salt, to taste

black pepper, to taste

Basil Sauce

2 cups basil leaves

2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed

1/3 cups olive oil

1/2 tsp crushed red pepper

salt, to taste

How to Prepare

Make Skewers

Whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, vinegar, and dried herbs. Add cut vegetables to a bowl and toss with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil mixture. Set aside.

Add cubed chicken to a glass bowl and cover with remaining olive oil mixture. Cover and place in refrigerator to marinate for 2 hours. [You could marinate in less time, the flavor just won’t be as intense].

Alternate vegetables and chicken while threading on skewers [if using wooden skewers you can soak in water to prevent burning will on grill].

Season with salt and pepper.

Grill, rotating until all sides are slightly browned, chicken is cooked, and vegetables have softened.

Serve with basil sauce.

Make Basil Sauce

Process in a food processor to combine and serve with skewers.

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