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Monday, May 12, 2014

Chicken or Beef Kabob Marinade

There are so many reasons I love the summer but one of the main wonderful smells of summer, at least to me, is cooking something on the BBQ. We've been pretty lucky to be able to use our grill, throughout the whole winter! Using the grill is a great way to keep the heat and cooking smells out of the house :) We will grill just about anything but I've really been wanting some kabobs because it's been FOREVER since we've had them.

Having said that... we never seem to remember what marinade we used previously for the meat. I decided that if these turned out, I was doing a post on it, so we would have a recipe to reference for future kabobs. We made them for some friends but I forgot to take a picture of them, so I had to make them again... bummer, eh? ;0) Taking a picture rarely crossed my mind when devouring something soooooo yummy! Hope you enjoy it!

Chicken or Beef Kabobs


1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp  paprika
1/2 tsp  cayenne
3/4 tsp  freshly ground black pepper
3/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried thyme

1 lb beef or chicken thighs, cubed
1/2 large onion
1 yellow squash
1 bell pepper
Olive oil
Salt and Pepper
Long skewers (soaked in water)

1. For the marinade, mix all ingredients together.
2. For the kabobs, cube the meat and put in the marinade bowl. 
3. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour.
4. Chop the vegetables into bite size pieces (approximately 1-inch squares). 
5. Mix together in a bowl and coat with olive oil and salt and pepper.
6. Assemble your kabobs alternating between meat and veggies.
7. Heat the grill on medium/high. Cook the steak kabobs for 4-5 minutes on each side and the chicken kabobs for 6-8 minutes on each side. Cooking time will vary with the thickness of your meat.

Have you done your affirmations each morning so far this week? What do you think of it?