These Pesto Yogurt Chicken Kebabs stay tender on the grill thanks to a leisurely marinade in protein-rich Greek yogurt and basil pesto.
I shivered just a bit when I turned the page on the calendar this month. Not because I was cold, mind you, but because I realized that my kids only have a handful of days of school remaining. Am I ready for them to be home?
It’s always an adjustment for both me and the kids to get used to our new routines. I need to balance my productivity with their fun camps/activities and a healthy dose of down time. (It IS summer, after all!) As I look at the calendar, I can already see that we have a few hectic weeks ahead of us. Those crazy nights are perfect for fast and easy meals like these Pesto Yogurt Chicken Kebabs.
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- Chorizo Croque Monsieur by Climbing Grier Mountain
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- Avocado Bean Dip by Shugary Sweets
- Creamy Pea Salad by The Law Student’s Wife
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by the ADA Mideast, but you know we never say no to anything dairy. All opinions are our own.
Pesto Yogurt Chicken Kebabs
- 8 ounces plain Greek yogurt
- ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons basil pesto
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- Salt and pepper
- 1 pound chicken breasts cut into 1-inch chunks
- 10 ounce cherry tomatoes
- Stir together the Greek yogurt, ½ cup basil pesto and garlic in a medium bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Place chicken in the bowl and stir to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to 8-10 hours. (I did about 10 hours, and it was seriously moist chicken!)
- Preheat grill to medium high heat.
- When ready to assemble, place cherry tomatoes in a small bowl with the remaining 2 tablespoons pesto and stir to coat. Alternate chicken and tomatoes on skewers. Sprinkle kebabs with salt and pepper. Lightly oil grill grates and grill for 3 minutes on one side, turn skewers and finish grilling for another 2 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
- If you’re using wooden skewers like I did, make sure you soak them in water for at least 30 minutes before using them on the grill.
Nutrition info not guaranteed to be accurate.