Grilled Chicken and Plum Skewers

Grilled Chicken and Plum Skewers
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Grilled Chicken and Plum Skewers by DelightfulEMade.com

I would say that one of my most-used (and loved) cooking tools is my gas grill.  My husband bought it for me for my birthday a few years ago, and I’ve been consistently using it about 9-10 months out of the year.  My neighbors tend to see me wheeling out the grill a few nights a week, especially in the summer.  I love grilling up an easy dinner like these Grilled Chicken and Plum Skewers.

Grilled Chicken and Plum Skewers by DelightfulEMade.com

Perfectly seasoned, this chicken goes wonderfully with the sweet-tart plums.  Once on the grill, these skewers only take about 5-6 minutes per side, before going right to the table to your hungry crew.  The prep is simple, too.  Simply cubing and seasoning the chicken, quartering the plums, and skewering is all you have to do.  This is easily a meal that is on the table in less than 30 minutes.  Ahhhh, music to any home cooks’ ears!

Grilled Chicken and Plum Skewers by DelightfulEMade.com

 

The seasoning for the chicken is fantastic.  Its basically a dry-rub that’s mixed into the chicken chunks.  This is a step that you can actually do earlier in the day, should you need an extra-quick, ready to go meal.  Otherwise, simply cubing the chicken, adding the seasoning, and mixing is a bowl is all you have to do.  I’ve discovered this is the easiest way to adequately cover the chicken chunks.  You can also sprinkle it over the chicken, however, I’ve found that I tend to waste more seasoning this way, as more goes on the baking sheet than the skewers.

Grilled Chicken and Plum Skewers by DelightfulEMade.com

 

This is such a great way to include summer-fresh fruit with your meal.  Not only is it completely delicious, its very healthy.  This is also a fantastic way to get kids involved with dinner prep.  Assembling the skewers is a great way to engage the kids, and get them actively involved with making a healthy dinner.  They’ll also be more excited to taste their creations come dinner-time!  😉

Grilled Chicken and Plum Skewers by DelightfulEMade.com

 

Here’s how quick and easy these Grilled Chicken and Plum Skewers come together:

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Grilled Chicken and Plum Skewers

These quick, easy and delicious Grilled Chicken and Plum Skewers are perfect for dinner any night of the week. Summer-fresh plums and beautifully seasoned chicken are the perfect flavor combination!

15 minPrep Time

12 minCook Time

27 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs, cut into 1" pieces
  • 4-5 large plums, rinsed and quartered
  • 1 tsp. garlic salt
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • (Non-stick grilling spray) optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat your outdoor gas or charcoal grill. (I own a gas grill, and preheat on high.)
  2. In a small bowl, combine all the spices and seasonings: garlic salt, oregano, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder and pepper. Stir to combine. Set spices aside.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, add the chicken pieces. Evenly sprinkle half of the spice mixture over the chicken. Stir to coat. Evenly sprinkle the other half of the spice mixture and stir again to evenly coat all the chicken pieces. Rinse and quarter the plums.
  4. Using metal grilling skewers, add a piece of plum for every three pieces of chicken. I ended up with four large skewers.
  5. Turn your grill to medium heat. **(If you're using non-stick grilling spray, see my directions below.) Place the skewers evenly on the hot grill. Grill for 10-12 minutes, turning half-way. (Grilling 5-6 minutes per side.) Let cool for just a few minutes before serving. Enjoy!
  6. **The safest way to use non-stick grilling spray is to preheat as usual. When you're ready to add the meat, turn the grill/flame completely off. Adequately spray the grates, and then turn the grill back on. You'll still have a hot grill, and you won't risk being burned when spraying the grates.
Cuisine: American | Recipe Type: Main Dish
7.6.4
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http://delightfulemade.com/2014/07/31/grilled-chicken-plum-skewers/

As you can see by the recipe, making skewers is a pretty easy, interesting way to spice up dinner.  Quick enough for a weeknight, and special enough for company, these Grilled Chicken and Plum Skewers are a fantastic solution any way you have it.

I hope you get to enjoy these last dog-days of summer!  Make it special by having some fun, easy dinners that everyone will enjoy.

Erin

Grilled Chicken and Plum Skewers by DelightfulEMade.com

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Comments

  1. Wow! These skewers are the perfect combination of flavors. I LOVE fruit with pretty much everything and the seasoning looks incredible! Pinned so I can make these soon!
  2. Ooooh, these sound incredible! I just tried chicken and grape skewers, now I need to do plums!
  3. This combination sounds great!
  4. Mmm, this looks delicious! I love grilling in the summer and this looks like an awesome sweet/savory combination meal. Stopping by from the Pretty Pintastic Party!
    • delightful.e.made@gmail.com says:
      The sweet and savory combination is soooo gooood! Hope you get to enjoy soon, Bev! ~Erin
  5. I would've never put chicken and plums together but they look incredible!! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!
  6. Our plum tree is about ready for harvest - I'll need to save this recipe! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner link up!
  7. Yum! These look amazing. A perfect summer meal to serve to company. Thank you for sharing on Family Joy Blog Link-Up Party this week.

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