The Freshman Cook: Southwestern Chicken Skewers/#BBQWEEK

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Thank you for joining me to celebrate #BBQWeek! This week I am joining in with some fellow bloggers to bring you an incredible, fun week filled with tasty ideas for hosting BBQ’s, picnics, and backyard parties! I hope you enjoy all the ideas and find lots of recipes that you can’t wait to try! There are also giveaways, so don’t forget to enter at the end of this post!  These tasty 

I am starting off #BBQWEEK with a main dish- Southwestern Chicken Skewers! These yummy chicken skewers are great for any type of get together, such as a neighborhood BBQ, a work celebration, a camping trip or a family dinner. Just add fun!

These skewers can be completely prepped in the kitchen and then taken to the grill. Cut and skewer ahead of time, season and brush with sauce and refrigerate until it is “grill time”! Easy to prep, simple to cook, so good to eat!

Southwestern Chicken Skewers

(printable recipe at end of  page)

(recipe makes enough food for 6 skewers)

1/2 pound raw Chicken Breast

1 bottle Southwest Chipotle Seasoning

1 each red, orange, yellow peppers

1 Plum Tomato

1 medium White Onion

1 white Corn on the Cob


Cut the chicken breast into pieces like above. These will be easy to place on the skewer and will cook evenly. 

These chicken breast pieces are going to taste fantastic!
Sprinkle the chicken pieces with the southwest chipotle seasoning. There is no set amount of seasoning to use. If you like your chicken spicy, use more, if not, use less. Set the chicken pieces aside until the rest of the ingredients are chopped and ready to be skewered.

Before you chop the peppers into bite size pieces, they must be prepared: 

* Rinse with cold water, to remove any dirt on the outside of the pepper.

*Cut the stem off of the pepper.

*Remove any of the white membrane. If you like your peppers on the hot side, leave it in.

*Wash the peppers inside and out, by running cold water into them, then pat dry.

Cut the peppers into pieces that will fit on your skewers. They should be big enough that the skewer can pierce the piece of pepper twice to hold it securely. Chop the tomatoes into chunks and set aside.  When chopping the tomatoes, cut them thicker than a normal slice of tomato. You want them to be sturdy enough to stay safely on the skewer. 

Peel the onion, then chop it into 4 pieces. I used two pieces of onion each time I placed the onion on the skewers. The two pieces together give the onion pieces some depth, making the skewer look full, and your final presentation will look fantastic.

Shuck the corn cob, and clean up the corn, then chop the corn cob into approx. 6-7 pieces, depending on the size of the cob. I found that the best size is 5 or 6 corn kernels high. Cut the corn with a sharp knife into the pieces. Start building the skewers, placing the corn as the nucleus of the skewer, so each side of the corn is built identical. The skewers can be built earlier in the day that you plan to grill as long as you refrigerate until grill time.

Grill the skewers over the hot flame, on medium heat, turning as needed to prevent burning. Your skewers will be done as the chicken and the vegetables begin to look like the above picture. Always check your largest piece of chicken by cutting with a knife in the thickest spot to make sure it is thoroughly cooked. 

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you like reading about these amazing Southwestern Chicken Skewers and you decide to try them. You will love them!

Take a look at all the other #BBQWEEK food bloggers who are participating today, and check out their fun and tasty recipes. They all look amazing, giving you a lot of inspiration for summer meals, cookouts, and get togethers!

Thank you #BBQWeek sponsors Saucy Queen and Rainier Foods for donating the prizes for this event.  The #BBQWeek giveaway is open to U.S. residents, age 18 & up.  All entries for the winner are checked and verified. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness.  The number of entries received determines the odds of winning.

Two (2) winners are selected at random from entries received. The prize packages are fulfilled by and sent directly from the giveaway sponsors.  #BBQWeek bloggers are not responsible for the fulfillment or delivery of the prize packages. Bloggers hosting this giveaway and their immediate family members in their household are not eligible to enter or win the giveaway.  No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited by law. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter or any other social channel mentioned in the #BBQWeek posts or entries.

Welcome to the third annual #BBQWeek hosted by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures. We are excited to have 15 bloggers sharing over 50 recipes this week as we head toward grilling season. The amazing sponsors have donated some great prizes for the #BBQWeek giveaway. The giveaway is below, but make sure to read about the prize packages and our generous sponsors!

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