Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs

Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs

I am a sucker for sweet and spicy flavor profiles.  So when we had a few chicken breasts lying around and a can of pineapple chunks, I knew that I had to make kabobs.  To be honest, I have never been to Hawaii or even had traditional Hawaiian food.  So the authenticity of this dish is not purely Hawaiian, but Hawaiian in style.  These Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs are a chicken kabob coated in a sweet and spicy sauce that takes you right to the beach.

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Braided Lemon Pepper Chicken Skewers

Lemon Pepper Chicken

I love chicken!  It is the perfect blank canvas for any flavor.  One of my favorite flavors to impart on chicken is lemon pepper. A little tart with a little bite.  The perfect combination.  Lately, I have come up with a new way to skewer chicken that gives you an added oomph of flavor.  It works with any sauce and works especially well with marinades.  The chicken is thinly sliced and then braided onto a skewer.  That way you have little nooks and crevices that allow the sauce and marinade to pool.  Then when you eat the chicken you get flavor bursts that enhance the experience.

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Steak Kabobs

Steak Kabobs

I love kabobs, but I always seem to pick the wrong cut of meat to make them.  Either the steak is too tough or is cooks too fast.  However, I have figured it out.  I used top sirloin last night and the kabobs came out perfectly.  By the time that the veggies were cooked, the … Read moreSteak Kabobs

Asian BBQ Beef Kabobs

Asian BBQ Beef Kabobs

The other day I walked into the supermarket and discovered 1.99 a pound thin cut New York strip steaks.  Although a little thin for grilling as steaks, they were perfect for making kabobs.  So I started some rice in the rice cooker and then went to creating a Asian BBQ sauce. Asian BBQ Beef Kabobs … Read moreAsian BBQ Beef Kabobs

Beef Kabobs

Beef Kabobs

The other night Dana wanted some steak.  So I went to the store and discovered top sirloin steaks were on sale.  They are a rather inexpensive steak, but they grill up beautifully.  The sirloin is a cut from the rear of the animal.  There is a bottom sirloin steak and a top sirloin.  The top sirloin is the more tender steak as it wedged near the tenderloin.  The bottom sirloin is much larger, but is a tougher cut of meat.  Either way, both are rather inexpensive and grill up beautifully on a budget.

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Asian Beef Kabobs

Grilled Asian Beef Kabobs

The other day I went to the store and they had sirloin steaks on sale.  So I picked a few up.  I wanted to try something new so I decided to make Asian Style Beef Kabobs.   I wanted to do a skewer that was reminiscent of a Stir-fry.  So I skewered broccoli, whole water chestnuts, peppers and onions.  Then I created a nice marinade that was thick and could grab onto the meat and vegetables.  This was a great meal.  The meat and veggies came out perfect.

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