Grilled Red Onion, Chicken & Mint Kebabs

7/8/2022

By Lori Taylor

This recipe is sponsored by Tanimura & Antle.

These Grilled Red Onion, Chicken & Mint Kebabs are a delicious and easy dinner to serve during the hot summer months. Both adults and kids will love all the flavors these kebabs offer bite after bite. We say it time and time again, everything is better on a stick!

Grilled Red Onion Chicken and Mint Kebobs

These kebabs are a perfect combination of tender, marinated chicken with a variety of delicious and nutritious veggies. We all know that there is nothing more satisfying than a super easy meal that is packed full of flavor. We love these grilled red onion, chicken and mint kebabs because they are a meal that both adults and kids will love!

Tanimura & Antle Artisan® Sweet Red Onion

This single serve red onion is simply put, a better everyday onion. It is distinctively plump and delightfully robust. It brings new interest and depth to any dish, and the exceptionally bold color makes any dish more eye-appealing. The Artisan Sweet Red Onions really stand out on the Grilled Red Onion, Chicken & Mint Kebabs as a star vegetable. They are fragrant but not overpowering in flavor and tender with a great crunch.

Tanimura & Antle Artisan Sweet Italian Red Onion BagTanimura & Antle Artisan vegetables are unique varieties grown from select seeds that can light up everyday meals on store shelves and restaurant menus. The field-grown freshness ensures consistent color and flavor 365 days a year.

MARINATING YOUR MEAT FOR KEBABS

Chicken that has been marinated will always taste better than plain meat…that’s a fact. You can marinate the day of grilling for as little as 30 minutes. However, you could also make it the night before and allow the chicken to marinate overnight for an even more-enhanced flavoring. The marinade also helps tenderize the meat.

Ingredients In the Grilled Red Onion, Chicken & Mint Kebabs

  • Tanimura & Antle Artisan® Sweet Red Onion
  • Skinless, boneless chicken breast
  • Olive oil, divided
  • Garlic cloves, minced
  • Fresh mint, chopped
  • Dried oregano
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • Lemon juice
  • Fresh mint sprigs
  • Cherry tomatoes

How to Make Grilled Red Onion, Chicken & Mint Kebabs

We love making kebabs with fresh produce. And, they really are easy-to-make. Plus, kids love eating anything on a stick, even vegetables.

First things first, cut chicken breast into 1 inch pieces. In a bowl, you will mix some olive oil, minced garlic, chopped mint. oregano, salt and pepper. Use this to cover and marinate the cubed chicken pieces for approximately 30 minutes.

While the chicken is marinating, cut the Tanimura & Antle Artisan® Sweet Red Onion into 1 inch pieces. You will want to try and keep together three layers in each piece. Next, whisk together the remaining olive oil and lemon juice. Then, prepare your skewers by alternating chicken, mint leaves, red onions, and cherry tomatoes. Brush the lemon and olive oil mixture over the skewers and let marinate for at least 30 minutes.

Finally, you can season your kebabs and grill over medium heat for about 10 minutes each.

TIPS FOR MAKING THE BEST kebabS

  • Try to chop all the veggies and meats approximately equal in size and shape. They do not have to be perfect, but the uniformity helps when grilling.
  • If you are using wood skewers, we recommend soaking them for about 15 minutes.
  • Placing the red onion on each end will help make sure other pieces don’t slide off the kebab.
  • Alternate between the different vegetables and meats. Leave a small space between each. Remember that the sweet red onions have natural curves which prevents the other veggies from laying flat on one another. 
  • Don’t be scared of a little browning or charring around the edges.

Why We Love Tanimura & Antle

Why are we so enamored with Tanimura & Antle? These experienced farmers stand out from the rest with a rich heritage of growing produce to be proud of. Their steadfast commitment to safety, sustainability, and community means you can be confident in every vegetable that makes its way from their fields into your kitchen.

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Want to try more tasty Tanimura & Antle recipes? Check out some of our favorites:

In addition to their delicious Artisan Sweet Red Onion, you’ll find other veggies for all kinds of occasions in their Artisan, Field Fresh, Organic, and Greenhouse Grown lines. Cauliflower, lettuce, onions, celery, and more are all grown in the best possible conditions by produce experts, ensuring that you’ll only bring home the best when you choose Tanimura & Antle products.

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Grilled Red Onion, Chicken and Mint Kebabs

These Grilled Red Onion, Chicken & Mint Kebabs are a delicious and easy dinner to serve during the hot summer months. Both adults and kids will love all the flavors these kebabs offer bite after bite. We say it time and time again, everything is better on a stick!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: grilled, Kebabs
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 351kcal

Equipment

  • 8 12-inch Skewers

Ingredients

  • 1 Large Tanimura & Antle Artisan® Sweet Red Onion
  • 1 1/2 lbs. Skinless, boneless chicken breast
  • 4 Tbsp Olive Oil divided
  • 4 Garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tsp Fresh mint chopped
  • 1 tsp Dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp Lemon juice
  • 6 sprigs Fresh mint
  • 16 Cherry tomatoes

Instructions

  • Cut chicken breast into 1 inch pieces and place into a medium size mixing bowl.
  • Add 2 tablespoons olive oil, minced garlic, chopped mint, oregano, salt and pepper. Stir to cover and combine.  Marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  • While chicken marinates, cut Artisan Sweet Red Onion into 1-inch pieces, keeping together three layers in each piece.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together remaining olive oil and lemon juice.  Set aside.
  • Prepare skewers by alternating chicken, mint leaves, onions and cherry tomatoes. Place in glass dish or gallon zip lock bag.
  • Brush lemon and olive oil mixture over prepared skewers and let marinate another 30 minutes.
  • Prepare bbq or heat grill pan over medium heat.
  • Season kebabs with salt and pepper then grill over medium heat for about 10 minutes each.

Nutrition

Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 1080mg | Potassium: 860mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 462IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 2mg

Have you tried the Grilled Red Onion, Chicken & Mint Kebabs ? Was it an instant hit? Tell us about it in the comments below!

Lori Taylor

Author: Lori Taylor

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms. For ten years she sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States, and today she is fully focused on working with the produce supply chain, media, and government to increase fresh produce access & consumption in the US and around the globe. Connect with Lori on LinkedIn.

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