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It’s grilling season! Last summer, I bought pre-assembled kebabs a lot at our local Giant, but they can get a bit pricey. It’s much more economical to assemble your own and personalize them based on your tastes…plus, it’s incredibly easy! You can choose to cook these on the grill or simply bake them in the oven.

What you’ll need:

  • Chicken breasts (3 breasts made 5 kebabs with 4 chunks each)
  • Veggies
    • 1 red bell pepper
    • 1 green bell pepper
    • 1 red onion
  • Marinade
  • Wood skewers

Start by chopping up your veggies and chicken. I actually use kitchen shears to cut up my chicken breasts. I make one cut down the middle long-wise and then 3-4 cuts to make even chunks. I also chopped up a red pepper, a green pepper and a red onion. To cutΒ the onion into kebab-size pieces, cut off the top and bottom of the onion and then cut it into quarters and peel the layers.

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Now you’re ready to assemble your kebabs! If you choose to grill these, make sure to soak your skewers in water first to prevent burning. I actually baked my kebabs this time around, so if you go that route, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Arrange your kebabs any way you want…I alternated the green and red onions when I put them together. So colorful!

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Now, if you want more flavorful chicken, you will want to chop your chicken and marinate it in your favorite sauces beforehand. I was just looking for a quick weeknight meal, so I just basted the kebabs right before I cooked them. I chose to do half with Italian dressing and half with Wegmans chicken BBQ marinade, which is a vinegar-based white sauce.

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Baste liberally!

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Bake the kebabs for 15 minutes. Then take them out and flip and baste the other side. Put them back in the oven and cook for another 13 minutes. I finished mine off under the broiler on high for 1-2 minutes.

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