Chicken Skewers with Tomatillos

Grilled Chicken We’ve been having beautiful weather here in Denver, so can’t get enough of grill time. And what a great combination for grilled chicken kabobs.  Predictable with onions and chunks of zucchini, the surprise in this skewer is a tart bite of tomatillo.  This recipe comes together nicely dressed with a red wine vinegar, parsley and mint combination.  Served over beautiful mixed greens and sprinkled with salty feta this is a healthy meal that’s ready in a jiff.

Don’t forget to pour a nice glass of wine.  Always a sucker for Oregon wine, we enjoyed these with a tasty Oregon A to Z Pinot Gris .

Chicken Skewers with Tomatillos
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Recipe type: Grill
Cuisine: American
Serves: 2
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken thighs
  • 2 zucchini
  • 1 large red onion, cut into 1½-inch pieces
  • 4 small tomatillos, halved (about ½ pound)
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons chopped mint
  • 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 ounce crumbled feta cheese
  1. Preheat grill. Peel and rinse tomatillo and prepare other vegetables and chicken. On four 14-inch-long metal skewers, tightly thread the chicken, zucchini, red onion and tomatillos in an alternating pattern. Brush the skewers with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Grill the skewers over a medium-hot fire, turning frequently, until the chicken is just cooked through and the vegetables are lightly charred and barely tender, about 6 minutes per side.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the mint, parsley, garlic, vinegar and the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil; season with salt and pepper.
  4. Serve over mixed greens. Spoon the vinaigrette on top, sprinkle with feta.

Grilled Chicken Skewers with Tomatillos…It’s What’s For Dinner

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  1. liz2024 says

    MMM I bet that was good!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog LeAnn.

    Happy eating,



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