Yesterday afternoon, Dominic had a meeting out in Pt. Reyes Station and would be home at around 6 or so. The kids are always hungry by 5 and I can sometimes hold them off until 5:30 so I am always searching for something that I can make that is easily reheated or that I can easily make in two batches.
Chicken Teriyaki Skewers was it yesterday.
One problem......I'm not the greatest 'Griller' (is that even a word?) The BBQ is normally Dominic's domain.
Oh, and can you believe I've never tried grilling skewers! But I was in the mood for something light, fresh and easy. Plus I just bought 20 lbs of chicken and wanted to use some of it.
I used skinless chicken breast and boneless, skinless thighs. Red onion, pineapple, zucchini, summer squash and red bell pepper for the veggies. I cut everything into chunks and skewered them.
I marinated the skewers in a Pyrex for a few hours with my favorite, Soy Vay Teriyaki.
Oh, and before skewering, I soaked the wooden skewers in water for a while so they wouldn't burn (hopefully).
I sprayed the grill with non-stick cooking spray and laid all the skewers out on the gas BBQ set on medium low heat. Turning after 6 minutes or so.
They took about 20 minutes or so to finish grilling.
While tending the grill I enjoyed a refreshing beverage.
Have you ever tried these 55 calorie beers? I like 'em!
Garnished with these, oh so cute Key Limes.
I think the skewers would be great to make for a party. You can even do a vegetarian version. Prepare everything ahead of time and just grill when you're ready.
I like 'easy' when having a party.
Just about done.
I was thrilled that they didn't burn and everything cooked evenly! Maybe I can do this grilling thing.
I also made some brown rice to go along with them. I mix in a bit of the Soy Vay with the rice and heat it through......SO good!
Dominic made it home at a really great time, dinner didn't have a chance to become cold. Always a bonus.
I ate half of the leftovers today for lunch which were just as good as last night :)