Grilled Spaghetti with a Grilled Chicken and Vegetable Skewer and a Simple Garlic and Herb Sauce

Why not start your summer season on the grill? Try your hand at grilled spaghetti with chicken and vegetable skewers....
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Grilled Spaghetti with a Grilled Chicken and Vegetable Skewer and a Simple Garlic and Herb Sauce
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Grilled Spaghetti with a Grilled Chicken and Vegetable Skewer and a Simple Garlic and Herb Sauce

Why not start your summer season on the grill? Try your hand at grilled spaghetti with chicken and vegetable skewers. Yes, you heard me right — make grilled spaghetti.  

8
Servings
84
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 8 6-inch skewers, soaked in water
  • 1 medium package small button mushrooms
  • ½ Pound chicken thighs, diced into 1-inch pieces
  • ½ large red onion, diced into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 zucchini, sliced in ½-inch rounds
  • 1 pint of cherry tomatoes
  • 1 box thick spaghetti
  • 5 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste

Directions

Bring a large pot of water to a boil; season with salt.

Build the skewers by adding 1 mushroom, 1 piece of chicken, 1 red onion chunk, 1 zucchini round, 1 more piece of chicken, and 1 cherry tomato. Continue in this fashion until all the skewers are completely filled. Place the completed skewers in a shallow wide container and set aside.

Cook pasta 1 minute less than package directions. Toss with 1 tablespoon olive oil and set aside to cool down.

Heat grill to high. Season the skewers with salt and black pepper, then drizzle with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Cook the skewers on the grill for 4 to 5 minutes; remove them from the heat and set aside when cooked.

Add the remaining olive oil and the garlic to a small skillet and heat it over the grill for 1 minute.  Add the pasta to a medium-size grill basket and place it on the grill. Cook about 5 minutes, until the pasta turns golden and starts crackling then remove from heat. Toss pasta with the olive oil and garlic mixture, basil, and oregano.

Top with the grilled skewers and drizzle with lemon juice.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
9g
13%
Saturated Fat
8g
33%
Vitamin A, RAE
10µg
1%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
16µg
18%
Calcium, Ca
7mg
1%
Folate, total
3µg
1%
Magnesium, Mg
2mg
1%
Phosphorus, P
2mg
0%
Water
3g
0%

Grill Shopping Tip

Think twice before buying a thicker piece of meat; a 2-inch thick steak takes four times (not twice) as long as 1-inch thick steak to cook.

Grill Cooking Tip

If you're cooking something that's been marinated, make sure to pat the item dry before it hits the grill. Any sugar in the marinade will burn.