TIME: 20-25 minutes prep, plus 3-8 hours to marinade, 15 minutes to grill. Time-saver tip: If they have it at your grocer, purchase pre-chopped veggies for kabobs in the produce aisle. (Special thanks to Southern Living for the original version of this recipe!)
- 3 pounds skinned and boned chicken thighs
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 8-10 skewers
- 1 cup Chardonnay
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 2 shallots, minced
- 4 garlic cloves, finely grated (I buy refrigerated grated garlic – 1/2 tbsp = 1 clove–they save time, which mean I cook with garlic more often)
- 4 tbsp each chopped parsley, basil, and thyme (fresh or dried)-feel free to try different combinations!
- 2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 4 teaspoons sugar
- 2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- Veggie Kabobs – (to really save time, purchase them pre-chopped in the produce aisle)
- 2 whole zucchini
- 2 whole yellow squash
- 2 red peppers
- 3 portobello mushrooms
- For sides – you can have with rice, throw some potatoes on the grill, or just have with good, crusty chunks of bread.
- Trim excess fat from thighs, and cut each thigh lengthwise into 1 1/2 inch-wide strips
- Whisk together all marinade ingredients
- Set aside and chill 1/4 cup of marinade. Place chicken onto skewers, and place skewers in a shallow pan in a single layer. Pour remaining marinade over chicken skewers, cover, and refrigerate for 3-8 hours.
- When ready to cook, preheat grill to 350-400 / medium-high heat.
- Brush with vegetable oil lightly, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Chop veggies into 1 – 1 1/2 inch chunks and thread onto their own skewer. Brush lightly with olive oil and reserved 1/4 cup marinade (not used for the raw meat). Grill until tender, turning and basting occasionally, approximately 10-15 minutes.
- Dab kabobs with a paper towel (so that marinade doesn’t drip onto the flame), brush with vegetable oil lightly, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill 11-14 minutes or until chicken is done. During last 5 minutes of grilling, brush kabobs with remaining reserved marinade.