Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Enjoy the weather!

   I love spring. This is absolutely my favorite season with warm, but not hot weather, beautiful green trees, herb gardens, and GRILLING!!! The second you go outside you can tell that all our neighbors loves grilling as well, because all you smell is deliciousness in the air! I can't say enough good things about grilled food, it's super flavorful, smoky, healthy, and fun. You can get super creative and come up if all sorts of different things which are wallet and figure friendly. Today, I will show you how to make the best chicken skewers ever with colorful veggies.

*  2 chicken breast (two halfs)
*  1 red bell pepper
*  1 medium onion
*  12-15 small white mushroom
*  1 medium zucchini
*  olive oil
*  salt and pepper


*  1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
*  1/4 cup lemon juice
*  lemon zest
*  2 tbsp honey
*  1/4 cup soy sauce
*  1 tbsp fresh grated ginger

   Mix all the ingredients of the marinade, cut the chicken into uniform cubes, and soak in the marinade for at least 24 hours (more or less, I just prepare it the night before). Cut all the vegetables (besides mushrooms) into bite size pieces (generous bites), drizzle with some olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and put it all onto the skewers. I put the vegetables on separate skewers than the chicken (different cooking time) and I alternate the chicken pieces with chunks of onions (for extra flavor). Grill on medium heat for about 3-4 minutes on each side (remember that skewers have 4 sides) until chicken is completely cooked but not dry.

   Don't be afraid of the black color on the meat or vegetables, this is absolutely the best part of the dish. That smoky and delicious char makes grilled food so special. The grilling season in the Morgan's household is on, so stay tuned for more delicious recipes.


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