Spring, sprang, sprung! My calendar just exploded! I know it happens every spring and I shouldn’t be surprised, but somehow I am caught off guard – again! Recitals, championships, end-of-year parties, graduations, field day, teacher gifts, coach gifts, swim practice – yikes! When your calendar is approaching overload, just how many calendar screw-ups are acceptable? More than a few I hope! I’m sure your calendar is bursting too! So I wish you all the best with your calendar juggles in the coming weeks! I’m right here with you!
Dinner screw-ups tend to go hand-in-hand with calendar explosions. I love when I plan to make some simple grilled chicken breasts, but somehow the day gets away from me and I never get them marinated. Dry, flavorless grilled chicken breasts, no thank you! I’d rather just scrap the whole deal and have some cereal. But wait…(sounds like an infomercial!) with these Smoky Sweet Chicken Skewers you too can have tasty last minute chicken! …and if you make them right now, you can have a recipe for a really easy 5-ingredient sauce to go with them! Ha! Seriously though, these spice rubbed chicken skewers cook in about 10 minutes on the grill (in the broiler or on the stove) and the sauce is 5-ingredients stirred together! Whew, at least something is easy! (I usually serve the skewers with cilantro rice, I’ll include the recipe for that too.)
Pepperman says stay strong, summer is around the corner! (This little guy appeared while cutting peppers for the recipe – I think it’s a sign!)
The Rub & The Skewers:
The rub ingredients are smoked paprika, chili powder, brown sugar, adobo seasoning (or garlic salt) and cayenne pepper.
Soak the skewers in some water while you’re assembling everything. It will keep them from completely burning up on the grill. They will still char a bit. Tip: I usually soak more skewers than I need and then place the extra soaked skewers in a zip top bag in the freezer. It’s great to have some ready when you’re in a hurry!
Assemble the Skewers:
Cut the chicken into cubes, toss with spice rub and thread onto skewers alternating with onion and sweet pepper pieces. Drizzle with a little olive oil.
Greek Yogurt Garlic Sauce:
Just stir together plain Greek yogurt, lime juice, garlic, salt & pepper! This cool and creamy sauce pairs well with the smoky sweet skewers!