Chicken and Vegetable Skewers

Total Time
9hrs 10mins
Prep 9 hrs
Cook 10 mins

These skewers are a delicious way to serve garden-fresh zucchini and summer squash. Adapted from Bon Appetit. Prep time includes marinating time (8 hours).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine first 7 ingredients (garlic-aniseed) in small bowl.
  2. Place chicken in one dish for marinating and place vegetables in seperate dish for marinating.
  3. It is very important to keep them seperate!
  4. Sprinkle each dish (chicken and vegetable) with 1/2 of spice mixture, 1/2 of the olive oil and 1/2 of lime juice.
  5. Turn to coat well.
  6. Refrigerate for 6-8 hours.
  7. Soak skewers in water for at least 30 minutes and then remove from water.
  8. Alternate chicken and vegetables on skewers.
  9. May be prepared up to 2 hours ahead of time.
  10. Prepare barbecue grill or preheat broiler.
  11. Season skewers with salt and pepper if desired.
  12. Grill or broil until chicken is cooked through (5-8 minutes per side).


Most Helpful

These were very easy. I had to make some substitutions based on what I had on hand. I put in some cumin, tarragon (for the aniseed). I left out the coriander completely Blec! I grilled in the George Foreman, but there was just something missing for me, I might try them again and see. Maybe the flavours were too much, I'm not sure.

Sassy Syrah February 04, 2004

I thought the flavor was really weird. Maybe I just don't like those spices but I wanted to try it anyhow to see if I would, I didn't.

Yello Kim May 24, 2007

These are outstanding! I cut the recipe in half because of the small number dining, but kept the ingredients and proportions of the marinade the same as the recipe. I used the other ingredients called for, but substituted eggplant and fresh shiitake mushrooms for the summer squash, which was unavailable. My husband and I loved the complex flavor of the spice combination. Thank you for this recipe

mianbao April 28, 2004

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