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July 8, 2010

Chicken Teriyaki Skewers....Can I do it?

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.




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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 :)
Happy Thursday!

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