Bye-Bye Summer Herbed Chicken Skewers

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Once school starts back, I am officially in fall mood. It doesn’t matter if it is 90 degrees outside, I am ready for plaid and corduroy. Fall looming outside my door, also means that it’s time to hit the herbs for their final hurrah, except for rosemary and thyme which keep me company all winter. So, I’m using my herbs every chance I get.

Ready to meet the grill

What says goodbye to summer more than food on a stick? Nothing!! My final days of summer formula is to marinate some food in your about-to-say-goodbye herbs, put it on a stick, and grill it. Pretend you don’t have to go to school (or work) the next day.

Pam’s Bye-Bye Summer Herbed Chicken Skewers
Serves 4

1 cup parsley, finely chopped
1 cup mint, finely chopped
1/2 extra virgin olive oil
juice of one lemon
1 teaspoon salt
a few grinds of fresh ground black pepper

2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs (I have no idea how much I had, 2 pounds just sounds right to me), cut into 1 inch cubes
Fresh vegetables of your choice, enough for 4 people, cut into skewer size pieces (about the same size as your chicken) – I used yellow bell peppers and onions

Whisk the marinade together in a small bowl. Pour into a ziplock bag with the chicken and the veggies of your choice. Marinate in the fridge for 3-4 hours or on the counter for 30 minutes.

Preheat grill to high. Thread chicken and veggies on skewers. Grill for a total of 10 minutes, turning every few minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

This will be my entry for this week’s Weekend Herb Blogging hosted by Kitty at The Cabinet of Prof. Kitty.

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  1. says

    Summers go by fast for you teachers. I hope you have a wonderful year with your sweet students. I will be thinking of you. The only occupation I admire more than parenthood are teachers of our children. Thank you!

  2. says

    I as well cannot believe that summer is almost over already. Kebabs are a great way to pay your respects. However, I AM looking forward to some good fall food. Butternut squash and cranberries, here I come!

  3. says

    My word, woman, your photography is just stellar! Stellar photos and stellar recipe! So are the students back at school already, too? Geesh, summer went by exceedingly fast this year. Perhaps the young learners in your classroom would benefit from eating some chicken skewers as well!

  4. says

    Nope. Sorry. Minnesota only allows for 2 warm months, so I’m totally in denial about summer coming to and end. I barely got to break out my shorts!!

    Your kabobs, however, I will gladly accept.

  5. says

    I’m just not ready to say goodbye to summer just yet ~ Please say it ain’t so! :)

    The recipe looks divine Pam ~ we’ll be enjoying them on our table, soon.
    Thank you for the inspiration. your photos are so mouthwatering, as always. xo

  6. says

    How sad that summer is drawing to a close. Here it doesn’t seem as if we’ve had much of one! LOL

    These skewers look great.

    Depressing that school starts up again next week. :-(

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