The succulent cubes of garlic and herb chicken kabobs are so flavorful that it will delight your boring everyday meals in a jiffy and you will keep on asking for more!
Hi guys! How are ya? I bet good! With weekend around the corner, why shouldn’t you be! Friday evenings make us happy without us explicitly realizing it, isn’t it? And to make your Friday even more exciting, I am bringing to you an extremely delightful recipe – grilled garlic and herb chicken kabobs. Trust me, you will be amazed to see how simply a dish can turn into something super-jazzy with just a few staple ingredients. Recipes like these chicken kabobs are ideal win-win recipe for me as it enables me to prepare delicious restaurant-style food at home without spending entire day inside kitchen. Now how cool is that! Plus, these chicken kabobs have got my favorite aromatics i.e. garlic and herbs which I live for; hence these garlic & herb chicken kabobs are simply double delight for me!
I made my garlic chicken kabobs on a grill pan which, I must say, is a very handy tool in the kitchen. You don’t need to fire up your grill every time you crave for some charred goodness. The grill pan develops almost similar flavors as your charcoal grill but you may miss the hint of smokiness. But I would still vouch for the indoor grilling using a cast iron grill pan as the flavorful marinade in this garlic and herb chicken kabobs is a real game-changer. These kabobs are indeed great as party food as you can feed a crowd with a make-ahead large batch; plus you can arrange salads and mayo on the sides along with some tortillas for a easy grab chicken wrap which, I bet, your guests will love!
If you have seen my last post, you already know that we have recently moved in into our own new apartment. That essentially means that my weekends are majorly invested in arranging and decorating our new house. Hence my demand for quick and easy-fix meals is pretty high at the moment. I love such recipes as it helps me focus my thought on where to put my new vase in the house rather than on deciding which veggie to chop. I mean, I love to chop and enjoy every process of meal making; but I want to equally enjoy and invest as much time as possible on this process of settling-in at our own house which is nothing less than a seemingly-impossible dream coming true!
We haven’t started shooting at our new place yet and that’s the very reason behind the gap in broadcasting new videos, but we will catch up pretty soon! Until then you can feast your eyes on these gorgeous chicken kabobs and when tempted enough, make them in your own comfy kitchen and have fun! Cooking is real fun when you enjoy the end-to-end process and then seeing delighted faces of friends and family is the most satisfactory accomplishment. These chicken kabobs will definitely bring immense pleasure to everyone you feed as well as to your very own body soul.
- Chicken thigh – 1 kg, boneless and skinless
- Canola / vegetable / olive oil – ¼ cup
- White wine vinegar – 1 tbsp (You can replace it with plain distilled vinegar too)
- Grated garlic – 2 tbsp
- Italian seasoning – 2 tbsp
- Red pepper flakes – 1 tsp
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- Cut each chicken thigh into 4 to 6 pieces depending on the size of the thighs. The final size of each chicken cube should be of 1 inch approximately. Wash and pat dry the chicken making them as dry as possible. Set them aside while you make the marinade.
- In a large bowl, take the oil. Add white wine vinegar, grated garlic, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper to the oil. Whisk thoroughly to mix everything well. Your marinade is ready.
- Add the chicken pieces to the garlic-herb marinate and give good massage to the chicken cubes so that they are coated really well with the marinating oil. Cover with a cling film and let it chill in refrigerator for an hour.
- Once the chicken is done marinating, take them out and start skewering them into bamboo skewers. Insert 6 to 7 pieces into each skewer.
- When you are ready to grill the kabobs, heat a grill pan until smoking hot and brush it with oil. Then place the chicken skewers on the hot grill. You may have to do it in batches depending on the size of your grill pan.
- Do not flip the skewer too early. Let them sit for 5 minutes on medium heat. Then flip them over and grill for another 5 minutes. Again, flip and lay it on sideways for another 5 minutes. Finally grill the opposite sideway for last 5 minutes. By this time, your kabobs should be beautifully charred on the outside and perfectly cooked on the inside while remaining extremely juicy.
- Take them out and serve hot with lemon wedges and your favorite dip. Alternatively, you can wrap the succulent cubes of chicken kabobs in a tortilla with some salad or salsa or guacamole or mayo and have your perfect meal-on-the-go! Enjoy!