BBQ chicken skewers with smoked ham and veggies, a must-have appetizer for any summer garden party!
We all love talking about weather, don’t we? Or better said, moaning. But summer is here and there no more complaining whatsoever. Time for some garden parties to celebrate…well, no reason needed to host a party. Barbecue’s up, drinks are as cold as ice, friends and families are around. Let’s get the party started!
No party? Well, these BBQ chicken skewers can also make a great Sunday treat. If the weather is not that great or the BBQ season is over, you can cook these skewers on the grill pan, that’s absolutely fine. Yes, they might not have the nice smokey flavour, but still, let’s say that is the next best thing.
l love the smokey flavour of bbq meat or vegetables, the cooking method can make such a difference to the texture and taste. The meat is chewy and tender at the same time, and the veggies are crunchy. I opted for onion, cherry tomatoes, aubergine and pickled red bell pepper, and that was an excellent choice, along with the smoked ham.
You can use only chicken, but l find that the smoked ham, which had a tiny little amount of fat, adds moisture and flavour. Barbecue at its best! Alternatively, how about some chicken satay skewers with crunchy peanut butter sauce? It’s a difference flavour, but also fantastically tasty and easy to put together.
You can serve these BBQ skewers with any sauce you like, from ketchup to spicy tomato sauce, BBQ sauce, garlic sauce, whatever takes your fancy. A nice cucumber tomato feta salad on the side, and you’ve got a nice meal to please a crowd. Who said you can’t have fun cooking?
- 1/2 small chicken breast
- 1/2 aubergine (eggplant)
- 1 onion
- 6 cherry tomatoes
- 3 slices of smoked ham
- 1 pickled red bell pepper
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp ground black pepper
Cut the cherry tomatoes in half.
The onion, chicken breast and aubergine can be cut into bigger chunks.
Roughly chop the pickled red bell pepper and cube the smoked ham.
Thread the ingredients between 7 skewers, alternating each ingredient.
Drizzle olive oil onto a plate and toss the skewers, so that they can be slightly oiled, that will prevent the meat from drying on the barbecue.
Place the skewers onto the barbecue and leave to cook throughly on both sides, depending on the heat, this can take up to 30 minutes.
Remove from the heat and serve hot, either on their own or with a bbq sauce.