Mom Meets Grill: Teriyaki Chicken and Vegetable Skewers

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Mom Meets Grill Series - Teriyaki Chicken and Vegetable Skewers

Summer is here! Enjoy some great summer cooking by firing up the grill and creating these Teriyaki Chicken and Vegetable Skewers.

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Instead of heating up the kitchen this summer, fire up the grill instead. This month, I’m taking part in the Mom meets Grill series where moms, just like you, are sharing recipes that are perfect for summer grilling. I’m sharing a recipe for Teriyaki Chicken and Vegetable Skewers. They are quick and easy, plus they encourage kids to eat more vegetables. What could be better?

When it comes to outdoor grilling, I like to use a propane grill. It’s quick and easy to use. I don’t have to mess with charcoal and my temperature gauge tells me when the grill is ready. My favorite thing to cook is skewers or kabobs. You cut meats and/or vegetables into smaller pieces and skewer them onto wood or metal sticks. It’s a one pot stick meal.

Tip: If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for at least 30 minutes to prevent burning.

Mom Meets Grill Series - Teriyaki Chicken and Vegetable Skewers

These Teriyaki Chicken and Vegetable Skewers are really easy to make. They can be made ahead and stored in the fridge if needed or just make them right before you are ready to grill. Get the kids involved in making dinner by helping create the skewers.  There is no right or wrong way to assemble them, just add what you like. Encourage your child(ren) to add a combination of vegetables and chicken to their skewer and they will be more likely to eat it, since they had a hand in preparing it. With younger children, just be careful with the sharp point of the skewer.

Mom Meets Grill Series - Teriyaki Chicken and Vegetable Skewers

Teriyaki Chicken and Vegetable Skewers

Teriyaki Glaze
1 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 Tablespoon cornstarch

Teriyaki Sauce
Combine the ingredients in a small bowl and place over low heat on the grill or stove top. Stir until sugar is dissolved and sauce thickens. Remove from heat. If sauce becomes too thick, add additional water.

Skewers
2 chicken breasts, cut into 1″ cubes
1 zucchini, sliced into 1/4″ slices
1 red bell pepper, cut into 1″ pieces
1/2 whole fresh pineapple, remove skin and cut into 1″ pieces

To Create Skewers:

1. Preheat grill to medium high heat.

Cook the skewers on the preheated grill, turning every 3 to 4 minutes, until nicely browned on all sides and the meat is no longer pink in the center, 12 to 16 minutes total per skewer.

2. Cut up chicken and vegetables and create an assembly line to create your skewers.

Cook the skewers on the preheated grill, turning every 3 to 4 minutes, until nicely browned on all sides and the meat is no longer pink in the center, 12 to 16 minutes total per skewer.

3. Add any combination of ingredients to your skewers. Set each finished skewer on a platter or tray.

Cook the skewers on the preheated grill, turning every 3 to 4 minutes, until nicely browned on all sides and the meat is no longer pink in the center, 12 to 16 minutes total per skewer.

4. Place finished skewers on a hot grill over medium high heat

Cook the skewers on the preheated grill, turning every 3 to 4 minutes, until nicely browned on all sides and the meat is no longer pink in the center, 12 to 16 minutes total per skewer.

5. Baste with Teriyaki Sauce. Turn every 3 to 4 minutes and baste each time you turn them. Cook for a total of 12-15 minutes, or until skewers and browned on all sides.

Cook the skewers on the preheated grill, turning every 3 to 4 minutes, until nicely browned on all sides and the meat is no longer pink in the center, 12 to 16 minutes total per skewer.

Note: If you have remaining Teriyaki Sauce, you can reduce it into a sauce by bringing it to a boil then reducing to a simmer. Cook for 3-4 minutes. Serve as needed for refrigerate for up to a week.

Head outside and fire up the grill this week. You’ll love how quick and easy these Teriyaki Chicken and Vegetable Skewers. Your family will just love how GREAT they taste!

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