Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Lemon Garlic Herb Chicken and Beef Kabobs with Roasted Veggies


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Lemon Garlic Herb Chicken and Beef Kabobs with Roasted Veggies - The BEST basting sauce ever! - Slice of Southern

We're having a wonderful Spring so far and the weather is wonderful.  Taking advantage of the semi-hot days and the cooler evenings, it's time to break out the grill!  We just love kabobs and we both love beef and chicken.  So why pick when you can have both.

Today's recipe is all about basting sauce.  Don't get me wrong the chicken and beef are stars in itself but this lemon, garlic, and herb basting sauce just takes this over the top!  I love anything with lemon on it, but this combination is one of the best.  Why have plain old meat when you can jazz it up with flavors that carry a punch?  Can't think of any reason...


Lemon Garlic Herb Chicken and Beef Kabobs with Roasted Veggies - The BEST basting sauce ever! - Slice of Southern


We decided to fire up the grill and make "all meat" kabobs and roast the veggies in the oven.  MGG also wanted Roasted Cauliflower and Tahini Sauce as well so it was easier to just roast all the veggies at once instead of mixing them with the protein on the kabobs.  Not to worry though, the veggies got a good douse of the basting sauce as well, so they came out sizzling and delishhhh!


Lemon Garlic Herb Chicken and Beef Kabobs with Roasted Veggies - The BEST basting sauce ever! - Slice of Southern
 
LEMON GARLIC HERB CHICKEN AND BEEF KABOBS

We used summer squash (yellow squash) and zucchini as the veggies.  Boneless chicken breasts were cubed and threaded onto skewers, and for the beef we used sirloin steak that was cubed as well and threaded onto skewers.

Lemon Garlic Herb Chicken and Beef Kabobs with Roasted Veggies - The BEST basting sauce ever! - Slice of Southern


While the veggies were roasting in the oven MGG grilled the meat outside, rotating the meat and dousing them with this wonderful basting sauce.  The smell of garlic, and the tang of lemon, and the savory taste of the herbs is heaven.  This was definitely a favorite meal.  One that we will repeat over and over this summer!

Lemon Garlic Herb Chicken and Beef Kabobs with Roasted Veggies - The BEST basting sauce ever! - Slice of Southern


Your whole family will love this easy to pull together meal, I promise.

Enjoy!





Lemon Garlic Herb Chicken and Beef Kabobs with Roasted Veggies


Kabobs:
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
1 lb sirloin steak, fat removed, and cubed
bamboo skewers

Roasted Vegetables:
2 Summer Squash, cut lengthwise and sliced in big chunks
2 Zucchini, cut lengthwise and slice in big chunks

Marinade:
1½ tablespoons finely minced garlic
1 tablespoon fresh lemon zest
4 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 - 1/3 cup minced fresh herbs, I used a mix of oregano and thyme
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Soak your bamboo skewers in water for at least 30 minutes to prevent burning.

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
In a small bowl combine the garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, herbs, salt, pepper, and olive oil. Remove 3 tablespoons to a small bowl and set aside.  The larger bowl will be for basing the meat on the grill. 
 
Thread the chicken breasts onto skewers leaving a small amount of space between them.  Do the same with the steak.  Make sure to cook them on separate skewers as the chicken and beef cook at different rates. Set aside.  Preheat the grill to medium high.

Place the chopped vegetables in a bowl and pour the 3 tablespoons over them, tossing to coat.  Spread the veggies on a baking sheet in an even layer.  Place in the preheated oven and cook for 15 minutes.  Take the veggies out and turn them over and place them back in the oven for another 10-15 minutes until golden brown.  Make sure to watch them so they don't burn.

Meanwhile, on a preheated grill the chicken first turning after 5-6 minutes.  Place the beef on shortly after and turn after 5 minutes for medium.  When you turn both meats, use the basting sauce and give this side a good dousing.  Grill chicken another 5-6 minutes, turning and basting.  Grill the steak to your desired degree of doneness, turning and basting all sides.  Remove from the grill and place on a platter.
 
Remove vegetables from the oven and arrange on the platter with the kabobs.  Serve with sliced lemons.
 


Lemon Garlic Herb Chicken and Beef Kabobs with Roasted Veggies - The BEST basting sauce ever! - Slice of Southern



Lemon Garlic Herb Chicken and Beef Kabobs with Roasted Veggies - The BEST basting sauce ever! - Slice of Southern










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