Although these Honey Balsamic Chicken Kabobs can be made on the barbecue at home, I save this recipe for our #CanadaWithKids camping adventures, because whenever we bring friends or family with us they’re always shocked that I made something “this delicious” in the backcountry in record time.
The trick is preparing and freezing at home. Here’s how…
8-10 wood skewers (not technically an ingredient but you need them!)
4-6 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
4 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp honey
1 tbsp olive oil
1-2 cloves garlic, crushed
Juice of one lime
Salt and pepper to taste
Soak wooden skewers in water for approx. 10 to 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, add vinegar, honey, oil, garlic, lime juice, salt and pepper into a bowl and whisk gently until combined. Set aside.
Cut chicken into cubes and thread cubed chicken onto skewers.
Brush marinade on both sides of chicken skewers and place skewers into a large Ziploc bag (careful not to poke a hole in the bag!).
Pour in remaining marinade, seal and refrigerate laying flat for approx. 4-8 hours.
If cooking on the barbecue at home, after marinating, simply grill until chicken is cooked through, rotating at the half-way mark.
If taking your chicken skewers camping, move your bag of chicken skewers to the freezer and freeze completely. Before heading out, I put the Ziploc bag of frozen chicken skewers into a rectangular reusable plastic container and then pack into the cooler. You can of course pack the Ziploc bag as is, but things get bumped and shifted in the cooler while camping and you do not want the skewers to poke a hole in your bag.
The chicken will defrost slowly in the cooler (providing you keep a good supply of replenished ice in there) which makes it a great option for dinner on day three.
When ready to cook, remove your skewers from the bag, discard the excess marinade, and cook on your camping barbecue until chicken is cooked through rotating occasionally (approx. 15-20 minutes depending on the temperature of your camping BBQ).
Serve with Dad’s campfire potatoes and your favourite veggies and enjoy!