Grilled Chicken and Apple Kabobs
September 29, 2023
If you’re looking for a restaurant-quality dish that’s super easy to make, stop scrolling and start salivating! Made by threading marinated meats, veggies, and/or fruits onto metal or wooden skewers and grilling until you get those perfectly placed char lines, kabobs (aka kababs or skewers) are among the simplest and easiest dinners you can make that still look gourmet.
One potential flaw in the kabob plan is that chicken can get dry when grilled, but we’ve got a flavor-packed fix for that. To make these easy chicken kabobs, we opted for chicken thighs rather than chicken breast, which has a slightly higher fat content that helps seal in moisture. We also marinated the meat in our dreamy Poppyseed Dressing & Marinade for several hours before placing the skewers on the grill.
There’s a lot to love about this dressing, from the nutty-sweet poppy seed flavor tinged with savory notes from onion puree to the fact it’s made with real ingredients like avocado oil and organic apple cider vinegar. Get ready to elevate your dinner game and savor the irresistible deliciousness in every bite!
Grilled Chicken Kabobs
Lunch, Dinner, Appetizer
Prepare to tantalize your taste buds and make weeknight dinners a breeze with our delectable kabobs. With just three simple ingredients and the option of wood or metal skewers, these savory delights are a no-brainer for a quick and easy meal. Infused with the richness of avocado oil, our Poppyseed Dressing serves as a mouthwatering marinade and dipping sauce, delivering strong notes of onion married with a light sweetness that will leave you craving more.
1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch cubes
- 2 large Honeycrisp apples, cored and cut into 1-inch chunks
¼ cup Primal Kitchen Poppyseed Dressing, plus more for dipping
8 wooden or metal skewers
In a large bowl, toss the chicken cubes with about ¼ cup of Primal Kitchen Poppyseed Dressing. Make sure the chicken is well-coated. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or overnight for deeper flavor.
Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. If using wooden skewers, remember to soak them in water for 30 minutes first.
Thread a piece of chicken onto a skewer, followed by a piece of apple. Repeat until the skewer is filled, leaving about an inch at both ends for handling. Continue this process until all the chicken and apples are used up.
Place the kabobs on the grill and cook for about 5-7 minutes on one side until you see grill marks.
Turn the kabobs over and brush again generously with the Poppyseed Dressing. Grill for another 5-7 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in the middle. (Chicken should always be cooked to a temperature between between 165°F and 175°F.)
Once cooked, remove the kabobs from the grill and let them rest for a few minutes. Serve with extra Poppyseed Dressing on the side for dipping!
Nutrition information calculated using Cronometer.
- Serving Size
- 1 serving (1/4 of recipe)
- per serving
- 14 grams
- 18.1 grams
- 18.2 grams
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