Grilled Chimichurri Chicken Kabobs
These Grilled Chimichurri Chicken Kabobs are a delicious summer BBQ dish served with a side of garlic roasted baby potatoes – and you’re going to LOVE the garlicky green sauce made with fresh herbs!
This post is sponsored by Philips – thanks for supporting the brands that help keep my blog up and running!
LOOK AT THAT SAUCE! And those grill marks! I just loooooove these Grilled Chimichurri Chicken Kabobs, and let's just say they're inspired by a little ole thing called the World Cup…
2018 is a big year for sports. First the Winter Olympics, and now we're right in the heart of the World Cup. I'm not a big sports person, but I'm always down to for any excuse to round up my friends and family to eat some good food and watch a match together. Whether you're cheering on your favourite team or just want to try some new internationally-inspired recipes, you can definitely indulge in culturally diverse dishes without feeling the guilt.
After all, in the world of “eating right” there’s one way to do it successfully – and that’s with a sense of balance. I always advocate for eating intuitively and nourishing your body with mostly homemade foods with real ingredients. I usually go with the 80/20 rule: eat well 80% of the time, and indulge 20% of the time. That's made all the more easy when you have delish recipes on hand to enjoy some of life's best moments and fun events, like the World Cup.
I've partnered with Philips to bring you these Grilled Chimichurri Chicken Kabobs, and we're showing you how you can do balance the right way! Last month we brought you some amazing iced coffee recipes using the Philips 3100 espresso machine, and this month we're highlighting what you can make with the Philips Indoor Grill. Oh my gosh you guys, this thing is life-changing, especially as a city girl with limited access to a BBQ outside.
The Philips Indoor Grill helps you find balance when it comes to eating well at home, and often times that just involves simple ingredients like chicken and veggies dressed up in a delicious internationally-inspired sauce like this Brazilian chimichurri.
The Philips Indoor Grill cooks food with an even, constant 446-Degree-Fahrenheit cooking temperature for perfect browning without burning, while the Advanced Infrared Heat technology grills all sides of the food evenly as well as sears the meat and preserves tenderness thanks to special heat reflectors, and the grid definitely provides some awesome, authentic BBQ grill marks.
There's 80% less smoke compared to standard electric countertop grills (there's BARELY any smoke, trust me and my super sensitive smoke alarm, hah!), and the smokeless grill directs excess fat and drippings to an easy-to-remove tray so there's very little mess and minimal splattering and it's a lean grilling experience!
That's actually one of my pet peeves when it comes to grilling: the fact that the grill is usually so hard to clean! With this indoor grill, you only have to remove two parts once cooled and wash them like you would any other dish. This thing is so easy to use (literally just plug it into the wall and turn it on), so dinner is not only delicious but it's never a hassle if you've got places to go after – and you probably do, because DUH it's summer!
Or if you're like me and enjoying an after work cocktail or two and want your food to stay warm while you finish up outside, there's also a keep warm function that's super handy!
I love how easily detachable everything is with dishwasher safe removable parts and the non-stick grid, and it takes less than a minute to set up, heat up and clean up so you can get to grilling right away without any hassle. The Smokeless Grill is a unique appliance that allows you to enjoy tasty, evenly brown grilled food all year round!
Let's get back to these Grilled Chimichurri Chicken Kabobs though, because they are pretty much the first thing you should make on this grill! You can't go wrong with a lean protein and medley of veggies. I also did some baby potatoes in the oven because the cook time aligns so perfectly – by the time they're finished roasting in the oven you've got the chimichurri sauce made and the chicken and veggies grilled completely.
As always, feel free to switch it up and use whatever veggies you have on hand in the fridge, although you really can't beat the crunch of the peppers and red onions together so I would fully recommend that combo. You only need to use a tiny bit of olive oil on the skewers themselves too seeing as the grill is non-stick so you keep the calorie count low but the deliciousness high 😉
From there it's just the chimichurri sauce, which is a mixture of fresh parsley and cilantro, red wine vinegar, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper. Simple and nutritious and delivers quite the punch of flavour – I enjoy it on everything from steak to chicken and shrimp. Whip up a batch and you can keep it in the fridge up to a week, but fair warning…once you try it you'll want to make it every week!
Will you be making these Grilled Chimichurri Chicken Kabobs?
These grilled chicken skewers are the perfect summer meal and a delicious way to get in your fill of veggies – you're going to want to eat this sauce everyday too!
Philips Indoor Grills are widely available online and in stores across Canada including at: Canadian Tire, Hudson’s Bay Company, Amazon, and specialty appliance retailers. Will you be picking one up this summer?!
Get your square glass meal prep bowls here to store your leftovers.
And of course I get all my free-range chicken breasts from Butcher Box!
Grilled Chimichurri Chicken Kabobs
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 2 medium-sized chicken breasts, diced into 1 inch pieces
- 1 large red onion, chopped
- 1 medium-sized zucchini, sliced
- 1 red pepper, chopped
- 1 yellow pepper, chopped
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 bunch curly parsley
- 1 bunch cilantro
- 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 2 tbsp water
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1/2 tsp salt
Garlic roasted baby potatoes
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 package pre-washed baby potatoes
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Preheat oven to 425 F. Toss baby potatoes in oil, garlic, paprika, onion powder and salt in an oven safe dish and bake for 40 minutes until potatoes are fully cooked.
- Meanwhile, assemble chicken and vegetables on skewers, and make chimichurri sauce by blending ingredients for the chimichurri together in a blender. Set aside.
- Preheat Philips grill by plugging it into a three-pronged outlet and letting it heat up for 6-7 minutes. Add skewers to grill and cook for 7-8 minutes per side.
- Remove from grill and plate the skewers alongside baby potatoes, which should be coming out of the oven at the same time. Drizzle chimichurri sauce over skewers, then serve and enjoy!