Chicken and Tuna kebabs

Like kebabs? Have that outdoor kebab on a grill experience done straight in your oven...
Delicious, fun to eat and great to be served in parties or even as a snack, all your meat and vegetables in one stick.

On the kebab you have your meal serving of meat and vegetables, all you need to add is your starch. Things like rice, mashed potatoes or pasta go well as a side. When making kebabs, there is no specific right or wrong way to make it, nor is there a right or wrong ingredient to add. What I typically do, is I search for all of my favorite vegetables and I add it to the skewer.

I've seen many people add things like onion, pepper, tomato etc. But if you are not the type of person to eat a whole half an onion. Don't add it to your kebab. It will just be taking up space and once roasted you won't eat it. Put things on the skewer that you would actually eat and enjoy.

(Makes 12 Kebabs)

12 Skewer sticks
4 chicken breasts (seasoned and diced into large chunks)
6 Tuna Steaks (optional)
3 Zucchini
10 Carrots
24 broccoli stems
12 Brussel Sprouts
12 mushrooms
1/2 cup melted butter
2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
seasoning: Rock salt, salt, pepper, garlic powder, crushed garlic, parsley

Preheat oven to 400 F or 200 C.

On the skewer, slide in your raw chicken, which will take longer to cook, set it across a pyrex short wise, so that the sticks rest on top of the top of the pyrex. Place in the oven to cook for 20 minutes.

While in oven, work on washing and chopping your vegetables into large, thick chunks. Once the carrots are cut, put them in boiling water for about 5 minutes just until slightly softened, to facilitate the sliding of the carrots onto the skewer stick.(be careful not to overcook or they will break easily).

Remove skewers from oven and allow to cool. Removing the chicken pieces off of the sticks, softly, to not break. Fill in the skewer sticks however you want, alternating between the meats and the vegetables(If you will also be using Tuna, you can add the tuna onto the sticks now as you add in the vegetables, tuna cooks quickly) . Until they are full. Repeat the same pattern for all of your sticks.

Separately in a small bowl mix in your melted butter, salt, pepper, garlic powder, crushed garlic,parmesan cheese and parsley. Brush this butter mixture onto both sides of your skewers,being careful to get some of that butter on everything. (I  sometimes find it better, to use a spoon and drizzle it on the skewers one at a time, choose which method works best for you)

Place in the oven, for 15 more minutes, then turn each stick over to cook the other side. Cook for an additional 5 - 7 minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle some rocks salt on top.

Serve warm with rice or the starch of your choice.

Tip: Kebabs are also great with meats such as beef and shrimp.

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