Presto Chicken Thighs and Zucchini Skewers

by jerseygirl on June 17, 2008 · 10 comments

Last night we had a date with Kung Fu Panda. My daughter’s class got together to see a movie so between that and swim practice we had very little time for dinner. No sweat! Seasoned Skewers to the rescue! I bought some flavored skewers and they really did a nice job in delivering a quick easy dinner. These were garlic and herb but there are many different flavors out there.

I decided to make grilled chicken thighs and grilled zucchini. I threaded 3 thighs per skewer and cut up the zucchini to also put on the skewers. I sprinkled the food with some garlic salt, pepper and fresh chopped parsley. After sitting on the skewers for 15 minutes, everything was ready to be grilled.

It worked great. The chicken was really flavorful and juicy. It tasted like it had been lightly marinated. I will definitely get some more skewers in other flavors. I am looking forward to making some kabobs on them.

Garlic and Herb Grilled Chicken Thighs and Zucchini

6 garlic herb seasoned skewers
6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
2 medium size zucchini
1 to 2 TBS olive oil
garlic salt
fresh ground black pepper
fresh chopped parsley

Roll and thread 3 chicken thighs per skewer. Cut up the zucchini into 1 inch slices. Thread it on the remaining skewers. Drizzle the zucchini with the olive oil. Sprinkle the chicken and zucchini with the garlic salt and black pepper. Top the chicken thighs with the parsley. Let sit for 15 minutes. Cook chicken on a preheated grill, medium heat until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 180 degrees (about 20 minutes). Turn once in the middle of cooking. Grill zucchini until somewhat wilted and lightly brown.

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Beth June 17, 2008 at 4:18 pm

Ive never come across seasoned skewers before! Such a good idea. Will have to try and get my hands on some before our next BBQ!


RecipeGirl June 17, 2008 at 5:26 pm

Cool! I’m definitely going to look for these when we’re on our vacation. Sounds easy enough to add flavor without buying all of the marinade ingreds!


Bridgett June 17, 2008 at 11:33 pm

These look fantastic! Thanks for visiting my blog and I have been enjoying yours quite a bit. I plan on coming back often if you don’t mind.


Jenny June 18, 2008 at 12:27 am

Oh man,
I’ve got to get my hands on some of those skewers, how cool is that?! You presto dinner looks great Lisa!


Kitt June 18, 2008 at 2:50 am

Yum! Looks delish!


EAT! June 18, 2008 at 7:08 am

I love those skewers. Only used them once, but will get them again.


Prudy June 18, 2008 at 9:44 am

That sounds delicious and I’m on the hunt for the skewers now. We saw Kung Fu panda this last weekend too. It made me laugh!


Veronica June 18, 2008 at 2:24 pm

Wow! Cool…I love the idea of seasoned skewers! I’m going to look for those. My 16 year old has to dress up this weekend as “Kung Fu Panda” at his karate school this weekend to greet kids!


Lisa June 18, 2008 at 4:16 pm

Try it…you’ll like them!

Recipe Girl,
Good idea!

Thanks! I’ll be visiting yours also.

Thanks Jenny and Kitt!

Yes aren’t they great?

Yes, it was a very silly funny.

Dressing up as Kung Fu Panda? That sounds like fun!


Mrs. L June 19, 2008 at 1:40 pm

I saw those seasoned skewers but never bought some. Now I just might!


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