May 26, 2023
Why limit yourself to just burgers and steaks on the grill when you can get all fancy with some skewers? The secret about kebabs is they look fancy but are so easy and a nice way to stretch the meat further. These ITALIAN CHICKEN SKEWERS have a great flavor and are a switch from your usual barbecue sauce type stuff. These are also great to take anywhere to throw on the grill. Just be sure if you use the wooden skewers instead of metal to soak them for at least 1/2 hr to 1 hr before adding the food to prevent against them burning. Happy grillin'!
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ITALIAN CHICKEN SKEWERS
2 pounds boneless and skinless chicken breast
2/3 cup grated Romano cheese
4 teaspoons minced fresh basil
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 medium zucchini
2 red bell pepper
2 yellow bell pepper
2 yellow onion
12 cherry tomatoes
Cut the onions, zucchini and peppers into chunks and set aside. Cut the boneless and skinless chicken breast into chunks and set aside. In a glass mixing bowl, slowly mix the all ingredients except the chicken breasts and cherry tomatoes until well blended. Add the chicken and tomatoes and place into the refrigerator for 1 hour; toss halfway tp coat. Preheat grill to medium heat. Thread the skewers with the chicken chucks alternating with the onions, zucchini, peppers and cherry tomatoes.
Discard the unused marinade. Place the threaded skewers on the preheated grill grid and cook for about 15 to 18 minutes or until the chicken is done and vegetables are tender crisp, turning frequently.
Yield: 4 to 6 servings
A LITTLE MORE WATERMELON INFO:
Americans purchase and consume about 3 billion pounds of watermelon annually.
Watermelon, considered one of America's favorite fruits, is really a vegetable (Citrullus lanatus). Cousin to the cucumber and kin to the gourd, watermelons can range in size from 7 to 100 pounds.
The world record for the largest watermelon grown is 255 pounds, grown by Vernon Conrad of Bixby, Oklahoma!
The world record for watermelon seed-spitting is 66'11", held by Jack Dietz of Chicago.
* Melons may be kept at room temperature, un-cut, for about two weeks. Store whole melons at 50-60 degrees. Cut melons should be wrapped and stored at 40-50 degrees.
If you need a small amount of watermelon, it is best to buy a piece of a larger one. It may be more expensive per pound, but you will be more likely to get good flavor.