Mediterranean Citrus Chicken Kabobs with Grilled Vegetables Recipe

Mediterranean Citrus Chicken Kabobs with Grilled Vegetables
Submitted By: Taz

Ingredients:

Kabobs:
4 Boneless/Skinless Chicken Breasts (apx 2 lbs) - washed patted dry
2 Large Fresh Garlic Cloves - minced
1 Shallot - minced
Zest of 4 Lemons
Juice of 4 Lemons
4 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 tsp Smoked Paprika
1 tsp Fresh Thyme -OR- ½ tsp Dried Thyme
Kosher Salt to taste
Fresh Ground Black Pepper to taste

Vegetables:
4 Roma Tomatoes - halved and 'cored'
1 Large Sweet -OR- Red Onion - thick sliced -OR- cut into 'eighths'
1 Large Green Bell Pepper - seeded and quartered
1 Large Red Bell Pepper - seeded and quartered
2-4 Cremini Mushrooms per person - cleaned

Preparation:
  1. Cut chicken breasts into apx 1 inch cubes
  2. Whisk together all remaining 'Kabob' ingredients and transfer to a large, zip-top bag
  3. Add chicken and 'massage until well coated - Squeeze out as much air as possible and seal the bag - Transfer to refrigerator and allow to marinate for a minimum of 30 minutes (DO NOT exceed 2 hours)
  4. While chicken is marinating, soak skewers (if using wood), prep vegetables, and heat grill (covered) to medium heat (375ºF)
  5. A few minutes before grilling, transfer chicken AND marinade to a large bowl - thread chicken pieces onto skewers (5-7 pieces to a skewer) and set aside - DO NOT DISCARD MARINADE
  6. Lightly brush grill with canola oil - Add vegetables to remaining marinade and transfer 'cut side down' to grill (use one side of the grill to allow room for cooking kabobs) - Cover with an aluminum baking pan and allow to cook until tender (baste with additional marinade once when turning) - Onions will take 5-7 minutes to a side, Tomatoes and Bell Peppers will take 4-5 minutes to a side, and Mushrooms will take 4-5 minutes to a side
  7. Grill chicken kabobs over medium heat until juices run clear and they develop a 'nice char' (apx 4-5 minutes to a side) - Baste with remaining marinade as desired (allow to cook for a minimum 3 minutes after last basting)
  8. Once each ingredient is cooked, remove from heat and plate
  9. Serve with warmed pita bread, hummus, and rice if desired

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