Friday, June 27, 2008

Chicken, Bacon and Pineapple Kebabs with Broccoli




Although I don’t do much actual cooking in the summer months, as Mick does all the barbecuing, I do a lot of food preparation and making of salads. This is another meal that was done entirely on the grill.

I know I said there would be more recipes from the Old Broads cookbook, but I made a list of stuff I needed and then forgot to take it with me when I went to the store, oh hum. So bear with me, I will get back to them.

What I have found when posting grill recipes is it’s very difficult to give exact cooking times. It can vary so much depending on the outside temperature and the type of grill you use, so just cook stuff until it reaches your desired doneness.

Chicken, Bacon and Pineapple Kebabs.

(This recipe was originally from allrecipes.com but I have made quite a lot alterations to it).

Makes 3-4 skewers

Ingredients:

For the marinade:

¼ cup cider vinegar
¼ cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons olive oil
¼ cup red onion, finely chopped

1-2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into chunks
3 slices bacon, cut into quarters
12 large chunks of fresh pineapple
6 large mushrooms, cut in half
½ a red pepper, and ½ a green pepper, cut into about 12 chunks
½ large red onion cut into 12 chunks.

Directions:
  • In a medium bowl, mix cider vinegar, soy sauce, honey, olive oil, and onions, add chicken and stir to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 2–3 hours.
  • Pre-heat grill to low.
  • Wrap each chicken piece about 3/4 of the way round with bacon, and thread onto skewers alternating with veggies and pineapple.
  • Brush a piece of heavy duty foil with a little vegetable oil, lay skewers on it, and grill for approximately 25-30 minutes, or until chicken juices run clear. Place directly on bars of grill for a few minutes to crisp up the bacon.

    Broccoli:
  • Cut one broccoli crown into pieces, and place on a sheet of heavy duty foil. Add a ¼ cup of water and wrap foil into a loose parcel.
  • Grill for about 5 minutes, until broccoli is heated but still firm and crunchy.



13 comments:

Raquel said...

Grilled chicken, bacon, fresh pineapple, mushrooms - I am there girlfriend! Those kebabs sound great! We do not do a lot of grilling, but some. We have a rotisserie that I just love, tho! Hope you all aren't too soggy today, we got a right good storm last night!

Jan said...

Thanks, Raquel. A big storm started at 10am this morning and is still here. More torrential rain, high winds etc. :-(

Mick just managed to get about half of the garden mowed before it started.

Beth said...

Chicken and bacon, my fave combo - lets hpe the weather perks up on this side of the Atlantic so I can dust off the BBQ

Kevin said...

Chicken, bacon and pineapple all grilled on a stick? Sounds great!

Emiline said...

Those are some nice looking kebabs. I always wonder about the spelling. Kebabs vs. Kabobs.

I just read your comment about the storms. We had horrible storms last night! It rained until about 3 PM today.

Pam said...

That sounds perfect. We are camping next weekend and kebabs would be great!

Cheryl said...

Brocolli on the grill, never thought of it, excellent idea! We had a major storm last night, crazy!

pamokc said...

OMG this looks gorgeous. I love food on a stick. Will have to give these a try.

BTW, I nominated you on my page for an award (via Britgal Sarah), feel free to go along or not! It is based on creativity and, well, your food page is scrummy.

Jan said...

Beth, I too hope the English weather gives you a break and a BBQ opportunity.

Kevin,thank you. I love grilling on sticks.

Em, I think kebobs is the American spelling and kebabs the British.

Pam, kebabs would be great for camping as they cook really quick, and you've got the meat and veggies all on one stick.
I hope you have a great trip.

Cheryl, this was a first for me too, but it worked out great.

Jan said...

Pam, thank you so much. I'm honored.

Paula said...

Grilled pineapple is so terrific! Great combo of flavors on your kabob!

pamokc said...

btw, i am going to be forwarding your blog to my daughter who is developing an interest in cooking for some strange reason. i told her i knew of a few that had great step-by-step presentations. i think she will enjoy your page! she's almost british, having had a british step-dad most of her life!

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