Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Dijon Chicken, Zucchini, and Lemon Kebabs

When it's so hot, you don't want to leave your air conditioned spot, what do you make?  Something super simple that can be cooked outside and doesn't need to be tended while on the grill sounds like a good solution to me!

I found this recipe from Everyday with Rachael Ray in the midst of a bad heat wave when I'd just received red onion and zucchini from our CSA.

These were so good.  My boys wouldn't touch the onion, but my husband and I loved the sweetness the grill brought out in them.  The chicken came out so well, we saved the leftovers for a grilled chicken salad later in the week. 

Make these ASAP.  You will not be sorry!

Dijon Chicken, Zucchini, and Lemon Kebabs Source:  Everyday with Rachael Ray

  • 1/4 cup dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon red or white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried herbes de provence, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup EVOO
  • 1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into one-inch pieces
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 zucchini, halved lengthwise, then sliced crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick half-moons
  • 1 large red onion, halved crosswise, then cut lengthwise into 1-inch sections
  • 1 lemon, cut into 8 wedges


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the mustard, vinegar and herbes de provence. Whisk in 2 tbsp. EVOO. Reserve 1 tbsp. of the marinade for the vegetables. Add the chicken to the bowl with the remaining marinade and coat well using a rubber spatula. Let marinate for at least 30 minutes or up to 12 hours.
  2. Preheat a gas grill to 400 degrees . Whisk the remaining 2 tbsp. EVOO and 1/8 tsp. each salt and pepper into the reserved marinade. Add the zucchini and onion and toss to coat.
  3. Season the chicken with 1/2 tsp. each salt and pepper. Onto each of eight 12-inch skewers, thread 1 piece of chicken, 1 zucchini slice, a section of onion, a lemon wedge and a second piece of chicken; repeat with the remaining vegetables and chicken.
  4. Brush the hot grill grate clean, then lightly oil. Add the kebabs crosswise across the grate, cover the grill and cook for 3 minutes. Using a sturdy metal spatula, turn the kebabs over, releasing the meat from the grate and rolling away from you. Cover and cook until the meat is firm and browned all over, about 5 minutes.

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