Saturday, July 8, 2017

Chicken and Shrimp Kabobs with Basil Oil


Summer vegetables, fresh shrimp, juicy chicken and mouthwatering pineapple make these brightly colored kabobs easy to make and even easier to eat!


- 12 (10-inch) wooden skewers
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups loosely packed fresh basil leaves
- 1 Tbs white balsamic vinegar
- 3/4 cup olive oil, divided
- 2 tsp. coarse salt, divided
- 1 tsp. black pepper, divided
- 1 1/2 to 2 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast, cubed
- 1 lb peeled and deveined raw medium shrimp
- 1 orange bell pepper (red or yellow is fine as well)
- 1 large zucchini, cut into 1/2" to 1" pieces
- cocktail tomatoes
- fresh pineapple, cubed

Soak wooden skewers in water 30 minutes and then drain. In a medium sauce pan, bring 2 cups water to a boil. Add basil and stir constantly until all the leaves have wilted. Drain and pat leaves with a paper towel. Place basil, vinegar, 1/2 cup olive oil, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in a blender. Process until smooth.

Preheat grill to 400 degrees. Thread chicken, shrimp, bell pepper, zucchini, tomatoes and pineapple on each skewer. Drizzle remaining 1/4 cup olive oil over skewers and sprinkle with remaining salt and pepper. Grill, turning skewers after 3 to 5 minutes, until chicken is done (the shrimp will cook a lot faster than the chicken). Transfer kabobs to a serving platter and brush evenly with basil oil. Use remaining basil oil for dipping sauce. Enjoy! If you'd like a printer-friendly version of this recipe, Click Here.

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