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Pesto Chicken & Vegetable Skewers

Fire up the grill to make these Pesto Chicken & Vegetable Skewers this summer! Paired with summer vegetables like zucchini and peppers, everything gets a dose of flavour from pesto sauce. 

Pesto Chicken & Vegetable Skewers

Fire up the grill to make these Pesto Chicken & Vegetable Skewers this summer! Paired with summer vegetables like zucchini and peppers, everything gets a dose of flavour from pesto sauce. 

Pesto Chicken & Vegetable Skewers

Prep Time

40 min

Total Time

55 min

Serves

4–6 people

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Ingredients

4 chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch cubes

1 cup pesto sauce, store bought or homemade

1x red pepper, cut into chunks

1x large zucchini, sliced into halves

Coarse salt and pepper to taste

 

Extras:

Oil for the grill

Skewers

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl or large ziploc bag, combine the chicken cubes and pesto sauce. Marinate for at least 30 minutes or overnight if meal prepping to cook the next day.
  2. To make the skewers, thread chicken cubes, peppers and zucchini onto about 8-10 skewers, then season with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil so they don’t stick to the grill.
  3. Pro Tip: If you’re using wooden skewers, soak in water for about 15-30 minutes before using which helps keep them from burning on the grill.
  4. Pre-heat the barbeque to medium-high heat.
  5. Cook the skewers on the barbeque, turning occasionally, until chicken is cooked through (reaching an internal temperature of 165F), about 12-15 minutes.

TIPS

Avocado oil is great to use on the grill because it has a high smoke point and can handle the heat of the barbeque more efficiently; you could also use grapeseed oil.

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