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Chicken Kabobs and Grilled Cheese with Fogo Lump Charcoal
FRIDAY 09.16.2016

INGREDIENTS

  • Chicken Breasts
  • Red Onions (You can choose any veggie you like)
  • Grilling Cheese (Brun-Uusto is my favorite)
  • Pita Bread
  • Eat Well Embrace Life Hummus - Red Lentil Chipotle
  • Creamy Italian Dressing (Optional)

Recipe Ingredients

DIRECTIONS

One of my favorite new items to throw on the grill is called Grilling Cheese. This hard cheese sears perfectly over high heat and remains gooey and chewy in the center. You can toss this directly on the grill over medium high heat and it will be ready in about 5 - 8 minutes. 

But for the purpose of this recipe, lets cut it up into bite sized chunks. Do the same with your chicken and veggies. Make sure they are all about the same size.  If you’d like to marinate or brine your chicken pieces, go ahead. I used a creamy Italian dressing for mine and let sit for about 2 hours.

Fire the grill up to medium high heat. One of the most asked questions from the last 2 seasons is what type of charcoal I recommend. I love the FOGO brand lump charcoal. Not only is it the best out there but the owners family are all Michigan Alums. Winner Winner. As the grill is heating up, start making your skewers. I prefer to keep the veggies on 1 or 2 skewers and the meat/cheese on another. Sometimes, the veggies get done a little quicker and I can remove them from the heat if they are separate. If you are using wooden skewers, make sure and soak them in water for about 30 minutes. This way, they don’t burn on the grill.

Once they are all skewered up and the fire is where you want it, oil the grates and toss 'em on.  Oiling the grates really helps with the cheese. This is a great tailgate recipe as you can prepare the kabobs ahead of time and relax around the grill. Don’t worry about the cheese melting into the fire. This will hold its shape and have a perfectly charred exterior. 

Grilling the Skewers

After a few minutes, you won’t be able to tell the difference between the cheese and the chicken pieces. They all start to develop that beautiful crispy charred crust that everyone loves. If you’d like to baste them with some creamy Italian dressing, go ahead. After about 3 minutes a side, start probing the chicken with your instant read thermometer.  Y’all know which thermometer we prefer. We will be giving another away later in the season. We are looking for an internal temp of 165 on the chicken, Once we reach this temp, remove from the heat and tent with foil.

Grilled Skewers

Once the chicken is off and resting, add a few pita rounds to the grill. These will cook fast, so don’t walk away. These take about 30 seconds per side if over direct heat. Once removed, you can keep them warm in a foil pouch.

Grilling the Pita Bread

Once everything is cooked, it’s time to assemble your grilled cheese and chicken kabobs.  

Grilled Chesse and Chicken Kabobs

As you can see by the pic above, the cheese has a crusty exterior and a chewy interior. I’ve got to be honest and say that the chicken and veggies took a back seat to the salty cheese and spicy hummus combo.  This was out of this world tasty!!!!

Grilled Chees and Chicken Kabobs

AUTHOR

This delicious recipe is brought to you by Joe Pichey from GoBlueBBQ.


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