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Yogurt-Basil Chicken Kabobs

Kids always get a kick out of food on a stick. Some of the yogurt dipping sauce marinates the meat and vegetables.

  • Yield: Makes about 20
Yogurt-Basil Chicken Kabobs

Source: Martha Stewart Kids, Summer

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 cup packed fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed of excess fat and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, stemmed, seeded, and cut into 1-inch squares
  • 1 large zucchini, quartered lengthwise, then cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 pint (12 ounces) large cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Directions

  1. Pulse yogurt, basil, and onion in a food processor several times. Transfer yogurt mixture to a nonreactive bowl. Stir in curry powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Reserve 1/2 cup of the yogurt mixture for dipping.

  2. Add chicken to bowl with remaining yogurt mixture; toss to coat. Cover, and refrigerate at least 45 minutes (or up to 6 hours). Meanwhile, soak twenty 8-inch skewers in water for 30 minutes.

  3. Preheat grill to medium. Toss together bell pepper, zucchini, tomatoes, and oil in a medium bowl. Season with a pinch each of salt and pepper. Thread chicken and vegetables onto skewers, and transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet.

  4. Grill kabobs, turning occasionally, until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are charred, about 14 minutes. Serve with reserved yogurt mixture for dipping.

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