Caprese Chicken Kebabs

Caprese Chicken Kebabs
What better way to start out grilling season than with these Chicken Caprese Skewers? These are a new summer staple!

Easy Chicken Skewers Recipe
These caprese skewers are anything but boring! I mean, isn’t that caprese flavor combination one of the best? Here you get all those flavors, plus the bonus of serving them skewer-style, which always makes food better, right?

These chicken skewers come together in about 30 minutes. They’re studded with juicy chicken pieces, grape tomatoes and fresh mozzarella. They’re flavored with a simple homemade pesto and balsamic glaze.

All you need is a little honey and balsamic vinegar (I’ve listed my exact recipe near the end of this post).

Balsamic glaze is a wonderful ingredient to have on hand, and you can use it on pretty much anything — salads, skewers, steak, and more!
For these healthy caprese skewers, you’ll need:

Chicken breasts
Olive oil
Fresh mozzarella balls
Grape or cherry tomatoes
Fresh basil (and lots of it!)
Parmesan
Pine nuts or walnuts
Garlic
Balsamic glaze
Salt and pepper

ingredients for caprese chicken kebabs
How to Make Caprese Skewers
Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces and prep other ingredients. Preheat your grill.

diced chicken caprese skewers

Thread chicken and tomatoes onto skewers. Brush just lightly with oil and season with salt and pepper.

brushing olive oil onto chicken skewers

grilling caprese chicken skewers

pesto ingredients in food processor for caprese skewers
Blitz it up until you get this magic sauce…

homemade pesto in food processor

Chicken Caprese Skewers drizzled with homemade pesto

How to Make Balsamic Glaze
If you can’t find the store-bought balsamic glaze or would just prefer to make it yourself, here’s how to do so:

In a small saucepan, whisk together 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar and 1 Tbsp honey.
Let cool (it will thicken more as it cools).
Can I Make These With Chicken Thighs?

Chicken Caprese Skewers

Ingredients

2 lb. grape tomatoes
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 (8 oz) package mozzarella balls, drained
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 Tbsp store-bought or homemade balsamic glaze
Homemade Pesto
2 cups (40g) slightly packed fresh basil leaves
3 Tbsp finely shredded parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp pine nuts or chopped walnuts
1 large garlic clove, minced (1 1/2 tsp)
1/3 cup olive oil (regular or extra virgin)
Instructions
If using wooden skewers soak in water at least 1 hour (I like to soak overnight. I used 11 8-inch skewers).
Preheat a grill over medium-high heat to about 425 degrees.
Thread chicken and tomatoes onto skewers (as pictured above, 4 pieces of chicken and 3 tomatoes per skewer).
Brush both sides with 1 Tbsp olive oil and season both sides with salt and pepper.
Grill chicken kebabs about 4 – 6 minutes per side until chicken registers 165 in center.
Meanwhile prepare pesto, in a food processor pulse basil, parmesan, pine nuts and garlic several times until minced.
Season with salt and pepper to taste and with food processor running slowly pour in olive oil.

 Serve warm.
Notes
Season with onion powder, garlic powder and Italian seasoning.