summer on a stick: 33 things to skewer!
EVERYTHING is better on a stick.
Published Jun 15, 2016 5:00 AM
In case you haven’t noticed, we’re all about making meals easier and tastier. And in the summer months, that means taking it to the grill or opting out of cooking altogether. Add a stick and you have, quite possibly, the most convenient meal of the season. We rounded up 33 of our favorites—spanning across all meals and cuisines—just for you.
Are you addicted to Chimichurri sauce yet? (We sure are.) Add to your grilled steak kebabs for an instant upgrade.
watermelon, feta, and blackberry skewers
mini banana pancake skewers
rainbow fruit kabobs
melon, proscuitto, and mozzarella skewers
donut hole skewers
antipasto salad kabobs
campfire cinnamon roll-ups
hawaiian chicken kebabs
bacon and brussels sprout skewers
char-grilled chicken skewers
This recipe is coming in hot from the CATCH NYC kitchen, courtesy of Executive Chef John Beatty. This recipe yields 20 skewers, making it perfect for any small gathering. Keep reading for the full ingredient list and instructions on how to make this tasty dish.
Chicken Breast, cubes (1/2 inch by 1/2 inch) – 2lbs Chicken marinade-Sambal Chili Sauce – 1 cup Sweet soy Sauce – 1 cup Salt – 1 tsp Lemon juice – 2 oz. BBQ Glaze-Sweet Soy – 1 cup Butter – 2 tbsp Ketchup – 1 cup
1. Cut the chicken breast into 1⁄2 inch perfect squares, or roughly the size of a large grape. Mix the chicken marinade and chicken breast and let marinate overnight. The next day, add three pieces of chicken thigh per stick and grill until cooked to perfection. Add the BBQ glaze to your skewers and finish in the oven until internal cooking temperature reaches 165 degrees. Garnish with thin sliced chives for a nice finishing touch.
spring veggie and lemon moroccan chicken skewers with minted goat cheese yogurt
grilled portobello mushrooms on skewers
Charred or tender, one thing is for sure… Whoever is chowing down on a side of these mushrooms is going to leave dinner with a full, happy belly.
(Need more vegetarian recipes you can throw on the grill? We have those.)
fajita chicken kebabs
sweet and savory breakfast toasts
Yep, that’s corn, sausage, shrimp, AND potatoes. Unique flavor combos—especially on the grill—are kind of our thing.
cherry, bacon, and blueberry kebabs
cold cut and club sandwich skewer recipes
Claire Thomas of The Kitchy Kitchen reminds us that we can easily marinade pork, chicken, or shrimp in this recipe made of sweetened condensed milk, coconut milk, and tumeric.
sesame asparagus rafts
Skewer some asparagus “rafts” and throw them on the grill for a creative twist on the BBQ staple.
rainbow veggie skewers
sriracha chicken kebabs
coconut honey lime filipino chicken adobo skewers
greek lamb souvlaki plates with avocado tzatziki
This six ingredient marinade is easy and so, SO worth it. Visit Half Baked Harvest to get the deets on all the ingredients she recommends adding for the perfect plate.
mini corn dogs
grilled teriyaki shrimp skewers with asian slaw
herbed beef skewers with horseradish cream
spicy-honey glazed chicken and sweet potato kebabs
Make this dish early in the summer and you’ll instantly add it to your regular rotation at the grill. The combination of the spicy rub and sweet honey glaze makes this savory dish one you’ll definitely want to repeat.
pesto tortellini skewers
green fruit kebabs
grilled ranch potatoes
At first, you might feel silly skipping the meat with your potatoes. Don’t worry, once you taste these delish ranch potatoes nothing else will matter (plus, your vegetarian friends will thank you).