Grilled Kabobs Two Ways!

Memorial Day Weekend is finally here which means it’s basically summer {a.k.a. my favorite season}. I love grilling because you can create an entire dinner in minutes. And vegetables come to life when they’re grilled.

grilled chicken kabobs with cilantro, lime and honey

If you’re looking for something to make this weekend, look no further. I’ve got not one but TWO marinades that you’re going to want to make ASAP.

I couldn’t choose between two ideas for a marinade so I did the only logical thing and made them both. Which means lots of leftovers and another meal I won’t be cooking. The first one is a Cilantro Lime Kabob and the second is a Balsamic Honey Kabob. Both are equally yummy, and the flavors are out of this world. We almost didn’t have any leftovers because we just couldn’t stop eating them.

I love kabobs because you can add whatever veggies you have on hand…zucchini, grape tomatoes, broccoli, carrots – the list could go on and on. I had some leftover peppers and onions so I made some all-veggie kabobs and they were delish.

All you do is add your favorite veggies and meat to skewers and grill away. And can we just talk about these marinades for a second?!?

chicken kabobs with cilantro lime marinade

Cilantro Lime: The perfect mix of sweet, tangy, and cilantro-y. All the flavors you want in a marinade.

grilled chicken kabobs with balsamic honey marinade

Balsamic Honey: This may have been our favorite one by just a hair. It was so juicy and I have a bit of an obsession with balsamic. So, just add in some honey and dijon mustard and you’ve got yourself the perfect trio.  It had the right amount of sweetness, which clearly I like.

I tend to skip this part and forget to marinade my meat but oh.my.word. I’m changing my ways and forever will marinade because the meat is so tender and flavorful.

chicken, bell peppers, red onions in a balsamic honey marinade

Here’s how you make the kabobs.

For each marinade add the ingredients to a ziploc bag or a container with a lid. Then add the cubes of chicken and mix until the chicken is coated with the marinade.

Then let it soak for at least 2 hours or overnight!

When ready to grill, cut up veggies and add everything to a wooden or metal skewer. Alternating between chicken, onion, and bell peppers. I put 4 chicken cubes on each kabob.

Turn the grill on and cook the kabobs for 5 minutes then turn them for another 5 minutes. If you like the veggies even more tender and charred, I’d grill them for a few more minutes.

I’d love to see which marinade you chose to make for Memorial Day Weekend! Be sure to share your recreations with me on Instagram!

cilantro chicken with honey and lime

Grilled Cilantro Lime Kabobs:

Ingredients:

2 chicken breasts, cubed {about 1 lb}

2 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp honey

Juice of 1 lime

Zest of 1 lime

Handful of cilantro, chopped

Salt to taste

2 bell peppers, cut into 2-3 inch chunks

1 red onion, cut into 2-inch chunks

Wooden skewers

Directions:

  1. Place all the marinade ingredients in a large plastic bag or container with lid. Mix until the chicken is well coated.
  2. Let it marinate in the fridge for at least 2 hours, preferably all day or overnight.

  3. On a wooden or metal skewer alternate between chicken, onion, and bell peppers. I put 4 chicken cubes on each kabob.

  4. Grill kabobs for 5 minutes, then turn and grill for another 5 minutes. If you like the veggies even more tender and charred, I’d grill them for a few more minutes.

chicken grilled with bell peppers and red onions

Grilled Balsamic Honey Kabobs:

2 chicken breasts, cubed

2 tbsp olive oil

4 tbsp balsamic vinegar

2 tbsp honey

2 tsp dijon mustard

Salt to taste

2 bell peppers, cut into 2-3 inch chunks

1 red onion, cut into 2-inch chunks

Wooden skewers

Directions

  1. Place all the marinade ingredients in a large plastic bag or container with lid. Mix until the chicken is well coated.
  2. Let it marinade in the fridge for at least 2 hours, preferably all day or overnight.

  3. On a wooden or metal skewer alternate between chicken, onion, and bell peppers. I put 4 chicken cubes on each kabob.

  4. Grill kabobs for 5 minutes, then turn and grill for another 5 minutes. If you like the veggies even more tender and charred, I’d grill them for a few more minutes.