These assorted grilled beef, chicken and vegetable kabobs are made with marinated beef and chicken and colorful vegetables, all threaded onto skewers and cooked to perfection. An easy dinner that is perfect for the upcoming 4th of July or any reason to make something easy and yummy on the grill.
Kabobs are one of my favorite grilling options. I make these grilled variety kabobs constantly during the summer months, they’re a perfect combination of tender marinated beef and chicken with a variety of veggies.
HOW DO YOU MAKE GRILLED CHICKEN KABOBS?
The marinade is the most important part of this recipe since it brings the majority of the flavor to these kabobs. Whisk together your ingredients for the marinade then toss in your beef, chicken and veggies to soak for a minimum of an hour. Thread the deliciously marinated beef, chicken and veggies onto your skewers, cook for 5-7 minutes on each side, and you have mouthwatering grilled skewers!
These skewers are pretty versatile and can be cooked on an outdoor or indoor grill, or broiled in the oven. Whichever way you choose to do it, be sure to soak your wood skewers in cold water for at least 20 minutes to keep them from burning. Wooden skewers have a tendency to burn, catch on fire, and then easily break when trying to eat off of them. Soaking the skewers helps alleviate those issues.
You can use chicken breasts or thighs, it’s up to you and doesn’t matter which are used. If you don’t like the veggie combination I chose, just simply substitute your own favorites! That’s the great thing about these grilled chicken kabobs, they’re easily adjusted to fit each person’s taste.
Some other great vegetable substitutions are:
If you marinate the meat for at least an hour, you will get a good taste of the flavors. However, the longer you leave it in the marinade, the stronger the flavors will become as they will soak into the meat and veggies more. If you can swing it, up to 8 hours of marinating is suggested for optimal soak time.
There is nothing more satisfying than a delicious meal that’s also super easy. That’s why I love these grilled variety kabobs, they make everyone happy with little effort.