Chicken Shish Kabobs

It is time to add some color to your grill with some Chicken Shish KabobsChicken Shish KabobsA shish kabob is typically a skewer of meat and vegetables that is grilled.  The fun part about Shish Kabobs is that you can make them with just about any meat or vegetable.  From bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, mushrooms, steak, and chicken.  For these Shish Kabobs I went with some chicken for the meat and a colorful array of vegetables including red, green, and purple bell peppers, and some onion.  I love to eat grilled vegetables they taste very good.  Read below how I made this recipe but get creative with how you want to make your Shish Kabobs!

Ingredients

• 4 – 5 pounds of Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast

• 1 Large Green Pepper

• 2 Small Red Peppers

• 2 Small Purple Peppers

• 2 Spanish Onions

• 2 Bottle of Lawry’s Louisiana Red Pepper Marinade (you can use any marinating sauce you would like, anything from teriyaki, Italian dressing…)

Items used to make this recipe

• Metal Skewers or Wood Skewers

• Large Platter

• Knife

• Cutting Board

• Grill Wok

• 2 Zip Lock bags

Chicken Shish Kabobs - Ingredients

Recipe

1. OK get ready for some prepwork.  First cut up your chicken breat into bite size chunks and throw them into a zip lock bag.  Then pour in enough marinade to cover all of the chicken.  Place in the fridge to marinate.

2. Next cut up your bell peppers and onions into small pieces about 1 inch by 1 inch in size.  Then place all of your vegetables into a zip lock bag and pour in your marinade to cover the vegetables.  Place your chicken and vegetables in the fridge to marinate for at least 30 minutes.  I let mine marinate over night cause I really like when the flavor soaks in.

Chicken Shish Kabob - Marinating

3. After your vegetables and chicken are done marinating it is time to start kabobing them.  You can do this any way that you would like but I normally do a two different vegetables and then a piece of chicken.  So on and so on.  Another option if you have a grill wok is to just throw them in your wok and cook everything up that way.  That will save you time from having to kabob everything which can be time consuming.  For this recipe I did it both ways.

Chicken Shish Kabobs - Kabobed

4. Now you have to just grill everything up.  Be sure to turn your Shish Kabobs ever now and then so that they cook evenly.  On the right side of the grill you can see that I am using the grill wok.  It is a major time saver.  Just be sure to move everything around in the wok so that everything will cook evenly.  To make sure your chicken is cooked properly you can cut open a few pieces and make sure there is no pink on the inside.

Chicken Shish Kabobs - Grill

Here we go you just need to de-kabob and start eating!  This is one of my favorite meals to eat cause it is fairly good for you and it is supper tasty.  I really like grilled peppers on the grill.

Enjoy!

Chicken Shish Kabobs - Plated

Beer Can Chicken

Are you ready to have some Juicy and Moist Chicken?  Well then give this Beer Can Chicken Recipe a try.  Sometimes also known as drunken chicken, this recipe incorporates a few things to basically steam the chicken from the inside out.  Making for a moist chicken which is always good!  You just need a gas grill for this recipe or you could also use a charcoal grill.  We basically just need to cook it using indirect heat for about 2 to 3 hours.

Ingredients

• 1 – 4 pound or more Whole Chicken

• 1 Can of beer

• 1 Small Onion or Potato

Basic Rub

• 1/4 cup brown sugar

• 1/4 cup paprika

• 2 tablespoons black pepper

• 2 tablespoons salt

Items used to make this recipe

• Can Opener

• Beer Can Chicken Holder

• Meat Thermometer

• Baking Sheet or something to catch the juices

Beer Can Chicken - Ingredients

Recipe

1. Preheat the grill for indirect heat.  With a gas grill this is easy just turn on one side to medium.  If you are using a charcoal grill you will have to move all of the coal to one side of the grill.

2. Next it is time to prep the chicken.  Take your spice rub and sprinkle it over the chicken and begin to rub it in every where.  You can even rub some underneath the chicken for a bit extra flavor.  You can use either of the spice rubs I have provided above.  Either the Kansas City style one for a bit of extra kick or the basic rub.

Beer Can Chicken - Place the rub on the chicken

3. Now open up your can of beer and you only want it to be half full so drink half and enjoy.  Next take a can opener and go around the edge of the can and open it up so that it is easier to pour in the rub.  Pour in any remaining rub.

4. Now take the beer can and insert it into the cavity of the chicken.  I used a beer can chicken stand that I got at Walmart for 4 dollars.  It makes it easier and you don’t have to worry about the chicken tipping over.  But if you do not have a stand just use the legs and the beer can to form a tripod to stabilize it.

5.  Important step:  After you have your chicken on the beer can remember to take your small onion or potato and stuff it in the top or neck area of the chicken.  This will prevent the moisture from escaping.

Beer Can Chicken - Open up the can

6. Now take the chicken and place it on your baking sheet and place it on the grill over the side of the grill that is turned off.  After about an hour rotate the chicken so that each side get done evenly.

Beer Can Chicken - Grill

7.  It should take about 2 to 3 hours to cook your chicken.  You can check to make sure it is done by placing your meat thermometer in the thigh of the chicken and it needs to be at 180 degrees.

Beer Can Chicken - At Temperature

There you go that is your Beer Can Chicken.  Now be careful when removing the can from the chicken remember the can and liquid inside will be hot.  Once you have the can removed you can begin to carve up your chicken.  Be prepared it will be juicy!!!

Enjoy!

Beer Can Chicken - Plated

Grilled Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken

At the farmer’s market stand just down the road from where I live they had a sale on pineapples.  $2 for a pineapple.  So I picked one up and was trying to decide what to do with it.  When I decided to try creating a dish with it.  I had some Lawry’s Hawaiian Marinade and I figured that would be perfect to marinate some chicken in and then grill the pineapples up on the grill.

Grilled Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken - Ingredients

Ingredients

• 4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts

• Lawry’s Hawaiian Marinade or any marinade you choose.  Could use a teriyaki marinade.

• 1 Pineapple

• 1 Cup Brown Sugar

Items used to make this recipe

• Knife

• Cutting Board

• Measuring Cups

• Meat Tenderizer Mallet

• Ziploc Bag

Recipe

1. OK first off we want to get our chicken ready to marinate.  So trim all the fat off the chicken breasts and then tenderize them with your Meat Tenderizer Mallet.

2. After your chicken breast are trimmed up and tenderized throw them into a ziploc bag and pour enough marinade in the bag to cover them.  Then place the bag in your refrigerator to marinate for 30 minutes.

Grilled Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken - Marinating Chicken

3. While your chicken is marinating we will prepare the pineapple slices.  First you will want to lay the pineapple on it’s side and cut off the top and the bottom of the pineapple.

4. Then stand the pineapple up and cut down the sides taking off the rind of the pineapple.

Grilled Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken - Cut the side of the Pineapple

5. Once you have all the rind of the pineapple cut off place the pineapple on it’s side and cut crosswise to make 1/2 inch thick slices.

6. Now you want to cut our the fibrous core from the center of each slice.  If you have a fruit corer then you can use that.  I however do not have one so I just used a knife to cut out the center of the pineapple slices.

Grilled Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken - Pineapple Slices

 7.  OK now it is time to do some grilling.  You can put everything on the grill at the same time so go ahead and put your chicken on the grill.

8.  Now before you put your pineapple slices on the grill dip them in some brown sugar and then put them on the grill.  The pineapple slice will need about 6 minutes per side.  Once they have some nice grill marks on them they are ready to go.

9.  Once the chicken has reached 170 degrees it is done and ready to pull off the grill.  Now just plate everything up.

Grilled Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken - Grilling Chicken and Pineapple

OK here we are all plated up!  I also grilled some asparagus for this dish.  This came out pretty good the pineapples were super juicy and complemented the chicken very well.

Enjoy!

Grilled Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken - Plated

Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan is one of my favorite Italian recipes to make at home.

It is easy to make and always comes out tasty.  If you are looking for a healthier version or to try something different take a look at our Eggplant Parmesan recipe.

Chicken Parmesan - Done

Ingredients

• 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts

• 3 eggs

• 1 cup flour

• 1 cup Italian bread crumbs

• 3 slices mozzarella cheese

• 1 jar of your favorite pasta sauce (I used Newmans Own Marinara, it is the best jar pasta sauce I have ever had)

Items used to make this recipe

• Baking Sheet

• Knife

• Measuring Cups

• Cutting board

• 3 bowls

• Aluminum Foil

• Meat Tenderizer Mallet

Chicken Parmesan - Ingredients

Recipe

1. First pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.

2. Get out your baking sheet and line it with aluminum foil and spray it with cooking spray.

3. Take your chicken breast out and place them onto a cutting board.  Trim them up and remove all of the fat.  Next take out your meat tenderizer mallet and pound the chicken breast until they are about a 1/2 inch thick.  I usually try and get the thickness of the chicken even so they will cook evenly.

4. Get out your 3 bowls.  Crack your 3 eggs into one of the bowls, and mix them up.  With the other two bowls place your flour and bread crumbs in them.

Chicken Parmesan - Mixing Bowls

5. Now that you have your assembly line ready to go, here is the order that you want to bread your chicken breasts.

6. First take your chicken breast and dip it into the egg mixture.  Make sure that they get good and covered with the egg mixture.

7. Next take the chicken and cover it with flour by dipping it into the flour bowl.  Now you want to take it back to the egg mixture bowl and get it good and covered again with the egg mixture.

8. Finally, dip your chicken breast into the bread crumb bowl and get it good and covered with bread crumbs.  Then place it onto the baking sheet.

Chicken Parmesan - Breaded

9. Place the chicken into the oven for about 10 to 15 minutes.  Check for doness, they should be white through out and at a temperature of 170 degrees.

10. While your chicken is cooking, heat up your pasta sauce and have it ready for when the chicken is done.

11. Once your chicken has finished cooking take it out of the oven and then place your mozzarella cheese on top and return it to the oven to melt the cheese.  After the cheese has melted, pour on your pasta sauce and you are ready to eat.

After you make this Chicken Parmesan at home restaurant Chicken Parmesan won’t be the same again.  Make some pasta as a side and top with your sauce.  Enjoy!

Chicken Parmesan - Done

Chicken Burgers

The first recipe on the site has finally arrived!  Who likes Chicken Burgers!  This is one of my favorite easy recipes to make.  Rather than making the normal run of the mill burgers I have chosen to make my burgers with ground chicken instead of ground beef.  This recipe can also be done with ground turkey.

Ingredients

• 1 pound of Ground Chicken

• 2 Garlic Cloves

• 2 Tablespoons of your favorite A1 sauce

• 1/2 Teaspoon of Montreal Steak Seasoning

• 1/4 Cup of chopped spanish onions

Items used to make this recipe

• Large Mixing Bowl

• Garlic Press

• Chef Knife

• Spatula

Chicken Burgers Ingredients

Recipe

OK first of all you are going to need a large mixing bowl like the one pictured.  Then place your chicken into the mixing bowl.  Now you will have to chop up your onion and add that to the mixing bowl.  Now for the garlic you can either chop up a the garlic cloves or use a garlic press.  I have a great garlic press and I use it all of the time.  So if you don’t have one and like to cook with garlic I would highly recommend one.  Now put in your 2 tablespoons of A1 sauce and the 1/2 teaspoon of Montreal Steak Seasoning.  After you have put in all of your ingredients into the mixing bowl you will need to mix them together well.

Chicken Burgers - Mix Ingredients

After all of the ingredients are mixed together, you can make your burger patties.  I chose to make two large 1/2 pound burgers but you could certainly make smaller burgers and get 3 to 4 burgers from this recipe.

Chicken Burgers - Patties

Now it is time to fire up the grill.  Heat up your grill to medium and once it has reached temperature spray your grill with olive oil so your burgers will not stick.  Now place your chicken burgers on the grill.  They should need about 5 minutes per side.

For this recipe, I am using a gas grill, but you could also bake these burgers in your oven if you would prefer.  I would recommend cooking them at 350 degrees for approximately 20 minutes.

Chicken Burgers - On the Grill

I put white american cheese on my burgers because I love cheese.  Feel free to place your favorite cheese on these burgers if you prefer to have a cheese burger like me.

To the right is the finished product.  Place it on a bun with all of your favorite toppings.  I put mine on sliced bread with mayo and ketchup!  It was quite good.

I hope you enjoyed this recipe.  If any one decides to make these delicious burgers, please let me know how it goes.

Chicken Burgers - Plated and ready to eat!