Kabob And Skewer Recipes are one of our favorites for a grilling dinner! We are a grilling year-round family. However, it’s even better in the summertime with the nicer weather. The food is so much better on a stick, it seems to kids, and this mom won’t complain.
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This year the grilling season has been great! Last year we made kabobs for the first time and haven’t looked back. Especially since if you put vegetables on a stick, the kids are likelier to eat them; who knew?? I love that you will never have the same kabobs with the simple change of a marinade or seasoning!
*Pro Mom tip- Make them up with the kid’s favorite combinations or vegetable preferences so they get what they want and you don’t have to fight them on eating their dinner.
Grilled Steak Kabobs– Use diced steak and summer vegetables to make this dinner—simple seasonings with apple juice and orange juice to make a sweet marinade.
Grilled Teriyaki Steak Kabobs– Diced steak with summer veggies goes perfectly with a simple teriyaki marinade. These turn out tender and amazing.
Garlic Butter Shrimp Skewers– Use garlic and butter to coat these shrimp skewers to make an easy add-on to surf and turf or a meal in and of itself.
Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Kabobs– Use chicken breasts with summer vegetables and a teriyaki marinade to make this easy grilled dinner.
Easy Grilled Teriyaki Pork Kabos– Pork tenderloin goes on sale often and is perfect for dicing up to use on these kabobs. Use summer or favorite vegetables to make these with a teriyaki marinade to season and tenderize.
Ranch Steak Kabobs – Steak with new potatoes and cherry tomatoes make for amazing kabobs on the grill.
Greek Grilled Chicken-Juicy, flavorful Greek Grilled Chicken Skewers are marinated in a yogurt-based marinade with lemon, garlic, and Greek seasoning.
Supplies for Making Kabobs
Skewers For Kabobs– If you make kabobs often, I recommend getting metal kabobs. I use these every time we make kabobs as well as wooden ones. If using wooden kabobs, remember to soak them n water or juice so they don’t catch fire on the grill. I tend to use a combination of wood and metal skewers.
Knife– Using a good knife to cut cup your meat and vegetables for the kabobs will make the prep work easier to do for the kabobs.
Casserole pan– When we assemble our kabobs, I stack them into the casserole pan and use the pan to carry the kabobs out to the grill. The pan will also hold marinades and seasoning from the kabobs to contain the mess.
Silicone Tongs– You must flip the kabobs on the grill as it cooks. I prefer to use Silicone Tongs over metal ones, I miss the clicks, but I feel that the silicone tongs get a grip on the food.
Meat To Use To Make Kabobs
Any of the meat you use must be trimmed off the bone or be boneless and skinless. The meat must be cut into 1-inch cubes to slide onto the skewers.
- Chicken– I like to use boneless skinless chicken breasts for my kabobs, but boneless chicken thighs. It comes down to personal preference as to what to use.
- Pork– Cut pork tenderloin into about 1-inch cuts; you can also buy flavored or plain pork tenderloin.
- Steak– I use petite sirloin steak, but you can also use flat iron steak, strip steak, or tenderloin.
VEGETABLES TO USE ON KABOBS:
For the larger vegetables, the pieces will need to be about an inch just like the meat that is being put on the kabobs.
- Red Onion
- Yellow Onion
- Green Pepper
- Red Pepper
- Orange Pepper
- Red Pepper
- Cherry Tomato
- Cremini Mushroom
- Mini Portabella Mushrooms
- Whole White Mushrooms
How To Tell Kabobs Are Done
Your meat will take the longest to cook. Use a meat thermometer to ensure that the meat is cooked.
- Chicken is at least 165 degrees
- Pork is at least 145 degrees
- Steak is at least 145 degrees, or 130-135 degrees if you prefer medium rare.
What To Serve With Kabobs
Seriously nothing is the wrong side dish to serve with these masterpieces on a stick! Grilled Fruits and Vegetables are perfect as well! (See my post -> here)
Grandma’s Potato Salad-Just like grandma used to make and so easy to make at home! Homemade is always better than store-bought.
Bacon Pasta Ranch Pasta Salad– Bacon and ranch combine to make this amazing pasta salad! The homemade ranch sauce adds fantastic flavor to this dish.
Grilled Corn On The Cob In Foil– Grill corn on the cob for the crowd-pleasing side dish! This is easy to do and perfect for any gathering.
Cowboy Caviar– This light side dish is made of beans and is easy to make the night before. Pro tip it tastes better when allowed to sit in the fridge overnight.
What are your favorite kabob ingredients and flavor?
I love Kabob Recipes and definitely trying some of these – Jenny I am hoping you will pop by my new Link Up called I am Pinnable I love sharing your post and getting them seen
Oh wow! Great round-up of recipes with several that are Asian-inspired!
Karen Howard says
OMG. Look at all those Kabob Recipes! I just Love any kind of Kabobs. Fruit, Veggie, Meats, Poultry & Seafood. There is plenty of variety here-all you need are sides like Potato Salad, Garden Salad, Mac. Salad , Caprice Salad, Orzo Salad, & Corn on the Cob. Many people grill Fruits without the sticks or metal skewers, & eat w/grilled pound cake w/ice cream for dessert. What do you think about that?
Grilled Fruit Kabobs are next on my list to try out!! I know I have done pineapple on the kabobs with meat so I am thinking pineapple, watermelon, and peaches to grill up. I never thought to try pound cake grilled that is a great idea!!!
Camille Scala says
i WANT TO EMAIL THIS RECIPE ABOUT KABOBS TO SOMEONE HOW CAN I DO IT?