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Caribbean Grilled Chicken Kebabs August 17, 2008

Filed under: Chicken,Grilling — xigumdrops @ 4:40 pm
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You can be creative with the veggie/fruit sides with this marinade.  Try red onion, pineapple, red bell pepper, shallots, or peaches.

Source:  Cook’s Illustrated

1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1 1/2 inch chunks

3 cups vegetables and/or fruit (I used 1 large red onion and 1 red bell pepper cut into 1-inch chunks, and 1 large peach sliced)

2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil

1 recipe caribbean marinade as follows:

Caribbean Marinade:

1/2 cup olive oil

1/4 cup minced fresh parsley leaves

6 medium garlic cloves, minced or pressed through garlic press (about 2 Tbs)

1 tsp. cumin

1 tsp. chili powder

1/2 tsp. allspice

1/2 tsp. ground black pepper

1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon

 

1.  Mix marinade and chicken in 1 gallon zip-lock bag; seal and refrigerate, turning once or twice, until chicken has marinated fully, at least 3 and up to 24 hours.

2.  Light grill.

3.  Lightly coat vegetables and/or fruit by tossing in medium bowl with oil and salt and pepper to taste.

4.  Remove chicken chunks from bag; discard marinade.  Use 1 hand to hold 2 skewers about 1/2 inch apart, then thread portion of chicken and vegetables on both skewers at once for easy turning.  Repeat with remaining chicken and vegetables to make 8 sets of double skewers.  I used single wooden skewers soaked in water for 30 minutes.  I also cooked the veggies separately from the chicken in a grill pan.

5.  Grill kebabs, uncovered, turning each kebab one-quarter turn every 2 minutes, until chicken and vegetables and/or fruit are lightly browned and meat is fully cooked, about 9 minutes (or 8 minutes for white meat chicken).  (Lid should be down if cooking with gas.) Check for doneness by cutting into 1 piece when it looks opaque on all sides.  Remove kebabs from grill when there is no pink at center.

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One Response to “Caribbean Grilled Chicken Kebabs”

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