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.
Since the snow has melted we have been itching to grill. So I decided to dust off the Weber Grill and make some chicken. I wanted to use only the ingredients that I had in the house, so I raided the pantry. I had soy sauce and honey. Boom, honey soy chicken. Sounds like a winning combination to me. Since I wanted to maximize surface area of the chicken that absorbed the marinade, I decided to cube the chicken and skewer it. This was a great combination which is going to be added to our regular dinner rotation. You have to try this.
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.
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.
When I was growing up my Grandma Donna used to make us City Chicken. It was always the best meal of the year. This year we decided to make City Chicken for our Christmas meal. What is City Chicken you ask? Well it is a combination of meat on a stick that appears to look like a chicken leg. The funniest thing, is that there is no chicken in it. Yep, City Chicken is pork and beef.
Serve it with mashed potatoes and all of your favorite sides.