Summertime Blackberry BBQ Kabobs

Summertime Blackberry BBQ Kabobs

In the heat of the summer I love going in my backyard and picking blackberries. Since I tend to have buckets full I came up with this delicious BBQ sauce and fun summer Kabobs that highlights the seasons bounty. These were featured on a segment I did on August 22, 2012 on Q13FOX news.

 

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup walla walla onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • 3 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • ¾ cup blackberries
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • pinch of chili powered and salt

 

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor. Blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into a medium sauce pot over medium heat, bring to a light simmer for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

 

Skewers

Ingredients

  • 3 medium chicken breasts, 1 ½ inch cubes
  • 2 Zucchinis, sliced ½ inch on the diagonal
  • 2 red peppers, 1 ½ inch squares
  • ½ sweet walla walla onion, 1 ½ inch squares
  • 2 peaches, pitted, 2 inch squares
  • 10 wooden bamboo skewers, soaked in water

Directions

  1. In a small bowl toss chicken cubes with 1/3 cup BBQ sauce and allow to marinate for 30 min.
  2. Spray pam on or oil your cold grill. Heat your grill to about 375 degrees.
  3. Evenly skew chicken, veggies and fruit onto skewers. Place on hot grill and cook for about 5 minutes. Using tongs, turn skewers and cook until chicken is cooked through about 5-8 minutes. Serve with BBQ sauce.

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