When we think of BBQs or cookouts, our minds quite often rush to thoughts of huge juicy steaks or of giant racks of ribs with meat that falls right off of the bones. But aside from the beef, the pork and the poultry, there’s another grill-top food that offers more flavor than you can shake a stick at: kabobs!
Kabobs combine all of your favorite BBQ flavors and grill them together on one skinny, wooden stick. Here are a few recipes that will turn up the volume on the flavor meter at your cookout.
Bacon, Pineapple, Chicken Kabobs
While some may think that kabobs are reserved only for meat and veggies, thick chunks of fruit can also play a deliciously sweet supporting role on your summertime skewers.
Take this recipe for Bacon, Pineapple, Chicken Kabobs, for example. In addition to the thick-cut slices of bacon, juicy pieces of chicken and grilled veggies, slide on chunks of sweet-tasting pineapple to really complement the other flavors on the stick. The contrast of the sweet and the savory make for a super satisfying skewer.
Easy Teriyaki Chicken & Pineapple Kabobs
Long have chicken and pineapple been the best of friends when they’re marinated in teriyaki sauce, which makes them great grill-top partners.
This recipe for Easy Teriyaki Chicken & Pineapple Kabobs sticks nicely with the sweet-and-savory theme but adds a bit more of a kick with the addition of teriyaki sauce.
Grilled Steak, Potato and Mushroom Kabobs
For all that steak-and-potato flavor, look no further than this steak on a stake!
This recipe for Grilled Steak, Potato and Mushroom Kabobs takes all the steakhouse flavor of steak, potatoes and mushrooms and slides it all on a thin wooden skewer.
Bacon Bourbon Barbecue Chicken Kebabs
Bacon, bourbon and BBQ make a great trio, and with this recipe for Bacon Bourbon Barbecue Chicken Kebabs, you experience the flavor of all three flavors slathered in delicious BBQ sauce — a BBQ sauce you could even make on your own!
Grilled Fajita Vegetable Skewers
For those of you out there who are more about the grilled veggies than you are about the grilled meats, this kabob recipe is just for you.
Not only does this recipe for Grilled Fajita Vegetable Skewers give you the flavor of savory vegetables, but you also get to give your taste buds a good helping of Mexican spices and a hint of lemon.
Lemon and Dill Barbecue Salmon Kabobs
Did you know that fish tastes great on skewers, too? They do! This recipe for Lemon and Dill Barbecue Salmon Kabobs combines the succulent flavors of salmon and the zesty flavors of dill weed and puts them on the grill together.
It makes for a leaner skewer without skimping on any of that delicious taste!
We know the importance of a good skewer, which is why we offer shrimp skewers on our made-from-scratch menu! For our Chicken Tenders & Shrimp, Half Rack of Ribs & Shrimp, Top Sirloin Steak & Shrimp and Grilled Tilapia and Shrimp with Mango Salsa, we slide thick, juicy shrimp onto a skewer and blacken them over a smoking-hot grill.
For any of those mouth-watering dishes, visit your local Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, and we’ll be more than happy to skewer a few shrimp for you!