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When’s the last time you fired up the grill for some shish-kabobs?

When it comes to grilling recipes, this simple Mediterranean meal-on-a-skewer has everything you need; meat, veggies, plus a delicious mouthwatering marinade. From sirloin steak to chicken kabobs, to beef tenderloin — these shish kabobs are as versatile as they are delicious.

They’re the perfect main dish to pair with some cauliflower rice or a hearty salad.

So next time the grill calls your name, get your wooden skewers ready.

This shish kabob recipe is:

  • Flavorful
  • Spicy
  • Sweet
  • Satisfying

The main ingredients are:

Optional additional ingredients:

  • Black pepper
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Green bell peppers

3 Health Benefits of These Chicken and Veggie Shish Kabobs

#1: Boosts Immune Health

Onions may not display the attractive bright colors of some other phytonutrient-rich produce, but that doesn’t mean they don’t pack a powerful punch of nutrition.

Quercetin is a polyphenol compound in onions that has a wide range of immune-enhancing functions. In fact, it’s known as an anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic, and an antiviral[*].

Quercetin may even be beneficial for those going through radiation treatment for cancer. In one study, mice given radiation followed by quercetin supplementation showed a significant decrease in inflammation compared to the control[*].

#2: Rich In Vitamin C

While skewering your chicken kabobs, don’t forget to add in the bell peppers. Those crunchy and sweet red peppers provide an excellent source of nutrition, and they’re particularly high in vitamin C[*].

Vitamin C acts an antioxidant, helping you combat oxidative stress. While oxidative stress isn’t necessarily a bad thing, if you don’t have enough antioxidants to balance it out, it can lead to issues with inflammation and disease down the road.

Exercise is one way your body naturally creates oxidative stress. However, by consuming a diet high in vitamin C, you may be able to decrease the amount of oxidation that occurs during your workouts[*].

Aside from its antioxidant activity, vitamin C is also involved in protein metabolism, the production of certain neurotransmitters, and the health of your connective tissue[*].

#3: Promotes Skin Health

It seems like everyone over the age of 30 is looking for the magic bullet to help their skin look fresh and wrinkle-free.

You can try all the serums, moisturizers, and creams the world has to offer, but if your nutrition is lacking, it’s like swimming upstream.

The health of your skin depends on a variety of nutrients and the ability of your digestive system to break them down and absorb them from the food you eat.

In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, researchers put one of these nutrients to the test: collagen.

The researchers gave a group of women aged 35-55 either a placebo or a collagen supplement for eight weeks, then assessed their skin health. The women taking the collagen supplement showed significantly higher skin elasticity with improvements to skin moisture and evaporation[*].

Vitamin C happens to be essential for collagen production, so once again — don’t forget those bell peppers[*]

Chicken and Veggie Shish Kabob

Shish Kabob

The chicken and veggies are undoubtedly important factors in this recipe, but the magic ingredient in these shish kabobs is the marinade.

While most kabob recipes call for olive oil and lemon juice, the low-carb marinade in this recipe takes your taste buds to a new level.

You can even switch out your meat and veggies if you want more variety. Prefer green bell peppers? Add the green peppers.

Love some sirloin steak? Beef kabobs it is.

Whatever you do, don’t skimp out on the sauce. It’s packed with collagen protein to give you an extra boost of nutrients that your taste buds will love as much as your body does.

So grab your skewers, a cutting board, and fire up that grill — it’s time for some keto shish kabobs.

Shish Kabob

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Chicken and Veggie Shish Kabob

Shish Kabob

Grab your wooden skewers, bell peppers, red onion, and chicken or sirloin steak, it’s Mediterranean dinner night with these low-carb shish kabobs.

  • Author: Ayla Sadler
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 organic chicken breast, chopped into large chunks
  • 2 large bell peppers, chopped
  • ½ red onion, chopped
  • 1 zucchini, sliced
  • ¼ cup mushrooms

Marinade for the chicken:

Instructions

  1. Whip up the BBQ sauce and toss in the chicken, allowing it to marinate.
  2. While the chicken is marinating, chop the vegetables.
  3. Equally distribute chicken and vegetables onto the wooden or metal skewers.
  4. Grill the skewers until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.

Notes

You can also bake these at 350°F for 25 minutes.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 432
  • Fat: 7.4g
  • Carbohydrates: 13.1g (9.1g net)
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 82g

Keywords: Shish Kabob

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