Mouth Watering Zesty Citrus Chicken Kabobs

Mouth Watering Zesty Citrus Chicken Kabobs

Are these Zesty Citrus Chicken Kabobs that mouth watering? Oh, Yes! It’s BBQ season and what better meal to serve for dinner than some healthy kabobs? They go so well with a fresh salad and you can add a bunch of delicious veggies or even fruits to the skewer. This recipe is amazing and I thank my lovely mom for sharing it with me. I haven’t made it in a while and almost forgot how good these were but fear not, I remembered and decided to share. The chicken is marinated with Orange, Lemon, and Lime Juice as well as Zest in addition to Honey, Grape-Seed Oil, Fresh Mint, Cumin, Salt, and Pepper. The Citrus adds a mild tangy flavor, the honey a mild sweet, and the zest, mint, and cumin give it a slight kick. One of my favorite parts to this dish is the light mint flavor left in your mouth after you eat. It feels like you have a hint of minty fresh breath. I also am in LOVE with the aroma of the marinate. Once you try it out you will know what I mean! This is definitely one for the books.

This time around I wanted to try adding some kale to the skewers since kale chips are such a hit now days. The juices from the chicken seasoned the kale so it too had a slight citrus flavor but they turned out excellent! I can’t take full credit of these awesome chicken kabobs since my wonderful hubby did all of the grilling. Thanks babe! Great team work! 🙂 I forgot to mention these make a great dish for parties, events, or any get togethers!

Zesty Citrus Chicken Kabobs

Zesty Citrus Chicken Kabobs Zesty Citrus Chicken Kabobs

Zest and Juice your citrus fruits and combine all of the marinate ingredients in a bowl. I love my Microplane Fine Grater

Zesty Citrus Chicken Kabobs

Marinate the chicken for 1-2 hours

Zesty Citrus Chicken Kabobs

Arrange your skewers and grill (if you use kale try to pack them really tight in between other ingredients)

Mouth Watering Zesty Citrus Chicken Kabobs
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Ingredients
  1. 2 Lbs. Chicken Breasts or Thighs Cubed
  2. 1 Orange (Zest and Juice)
  3. 1 Lemon (Zest and Juice)
  4. 1 Lime (Zest and Juice)
  5. **Set 1 T. of mixed zest aside to season after grilling**
  6. 1/4 cup Grape Seed Oil
  7. 1/4 cup Honey
  8. 3 T. Freshly chopped Mint (Set 1 T aside to season after grilling)
  9. 2 t. Ground Cumin
  10. 2 t. Salt
  11. 1 t. Pepper
  12. Additional Desired Vegetables or Fruits for Skewers
  13. *I used Red and Yellow Bell Peppers, Baby Portobello Mushrooms, Yellow Onion, Zucchini, and Kale tossed lightly in olive oil salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Set aside 1 T. of mixed citrus zest and 1 T. freshly chopped mint for seasoning the chicken once they come off the grill
  2. In a medium bowl or jar add in all of the Marinate Ingredients and whisk together with a fork
  3. Cut Chicken into cubes and place in a large bowl
  4. Pour the marinate over the chicken *if you desire you can save some of the marinate for after the chicken comes of the grill as well*
  5. Allow chicken to marinate for 1-2 hours
  6. Assemble skewers with desired ingredients
  7. Grill until internal chicken temp is 165 degrees F
  8. Remove from grill, allow to cool, then sprinkle mint and zest over the chicken and serve.
Notes
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