A Labor Day Giveaway: Mixed Grill Skewers Recipe

A quick and easy garlic chicken mixed grill shish kebab recipe and a giveaway for an Everyday Grillin’ Prize Pack with cast iron skewers from Bush’s Beans.

So, this is it. Summer has come to a close. Tomorrow the world will change and start spinning in the opposite direction, replacing long days at home with little directing our path with long days of school and structure.

Labor Day doesn’t mean the end of grilling season for my husband. In reality, I think sometimes we may even grill more once school is in session because of the ease of use factor. Meals done in minutes, and there’s always so little clean-up involved. (Read: No washing pots and pans.)

The only tools here are a small bowl for the sauce and a cutting board for chopping. It’s five minutes of prep, 10-12 minutes of grilling, and the food is on the table. This is the perfect answer to the crazy back-to-school days or an impromptu last-day-of-summer-vacation meal.

Shish kebabs were one of my favorite meals when I was growing up. Everything is better with a stick shoved through it. It’s like serving toothpicks with lunch to a kid. Fun, easy, endlessly entertaining. We paired our garlic grilled chicken skewers with Bush’s Sweet Mesquite Grillin’ Beans.

A Giveaway:

I’m giving away an everyday grilling set:

  • Cast Iron Skewers, set of 6
  • LED Triple Grill Light
  • Barbecue Spatula
  • Barbecue Fork
  • Barbecue Basting Brush
  • Bushโ€™s Grillinโ€™ Beans


Leave me a comment! Any little comment. What grilled recipe would you make and share with Bush’s Grillin’ Beans? What’s your favorite grilled recipe?

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This giveaway is provided by Bush’s Grillin’ Beans and will run until Friday, September 7, 2012 at 11:59 pm CDT and is open to all U.S. residents 18 years of age and older. A winner will be chosen at random using Random.org from all eligible entries. Chosen winners must respond within 48 hours of notification to claim their prize. Good luck!

2 pounds chicken breast, cut into 1″ pieces
2 yellow summer squash, cut into 1/2″ coins
2 zucchini, cut into 1/2″ coins
1 medium red onion, cut into chunks
For the garlic sauce:
1/4 cup lemon or lime juice
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons honey
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons chopped fresh lemon basil leaves
1/2 cup olive oil
salt and pepper

Preheat your grill to medium heat. Take wooden, stainless, or cast iron skewers and thread onto the skewers.

In a small bowl, combine lemon juice, Dijon, honey, garlic, and fresh basil. Slowly whisk in the olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.

Place the skewers on the grill and baste with the garlic sauce. Cook for 10-12 minutes, turning and brushing with the sauce occasionally, until chicken is cooked through and vegetables start to char. Serve warm.

NOTES: You can use other vegetables like corn cob slices, tomatoes, or any other vegetables you have on hand.

Makes 4-6 servings.
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  1. We love inch thick pork chops, grilled and brushed with melted butter, garlic salt and bbq sauce. We love the Steakhouse Recipe for Bush’s Baked Beans (little spicy and tangy. Then we cook cut up potatoes with butter and onions. So good.

  2. This week I am planning on grilling chicken with blackening seasoning. The Bush’s beans would make a good side dish!

  3. Grilled marinated tofu served with Bush’s baked beans.

  4. We love everything from hotdogs to steaks to pizza on the grill. With the heat this summer almost every meal was cooked on the grill including the side dishes.

  5. I would make grilled chicken and cover it with bacon and ooey, gooey melted cheese. I would serve it with the Southern Pit BBQ beans

  6. I follow you on twitter and I tweeted this giveaway https://twitter.com/keshakeke/status/242731160348790785

  7. Grilled chicken burgers with baked beans on the side. Yummy.

  8. I follow Food for My Family and Bushโ€™s on Facebook

  9. We love grilled chicken or grilled fish/seafood. I would make chicken and have Bush’s black bean fiesta along side. Yum!

  10. I follow Food for My Family and Bush’s on Facebook.

  11. I like to grill a nice Santa Maria Tri-Tip & serve it with the Steakhouse recipe of Bush’s Grillin’ Beans.

  12. I Like/follow Food For My Family on Facebook.

  13. Jacqueline Batcha says:

    Bison burgers, of course!

  14. My absolute favorite on the grill is corn! My mouth waters just thinking about it. Just peel everything off, add olive oil, salt and pepper, and YUM!

  15. My favorite grilled recipe is BBQ Ribs. I like to add crushed pineapple to my Brush’s Beans.

  16. I follow Food for My Family on Twitter and tweeted.

  17. Nothing beats burgers and beans I would definitely do that.

  18. I love grilled chicken thighs with soy-vay teriyaki sauce

  19. My favorite grilled recipe would have to be tri-tip with my magic seasoning. I like to serve it with Bush’s Bourbon & Brown Sugar Beans.

  20. I follow Food For My Family on Facebook.

  21. Blsckened grilled chicken,

  22. I love grilling Halloumi cheese and I think that paired with some grilled veggies (zucchini, mushrooms, etc) and a side of beans would be super tasty and filling.

  23. I follow you on FB

  24. I love grilled pineapple. I’d like to try poundcake. With the beans, maybe try chili on the grill with a cast iron pan. Or maybe make chili dogs.

  25. I’m trying grilled eggplant sandwiches on the grill this week. I’m all about the ease of clean-up!

  26. Skewers are a great way to sneak some really good veggies into my teenagers!

  27. I like you on Facebook ๐Ÿ˜‰

  28. I love grilling anything, but beer brats are pretty good.

  29. Love vegetables on the grill.

  30. This recipe sounds delicious! I’ll have to add it to my huge list of recipes to try!!!

  31. I love skewers…what’s better than food on a stick? ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. Had Bush’s beans last night. Yum!

  33. Love making BBQ on the grill. Just made them for 25 on Labor day. I start them in the oven and finish on the grill. They are always a hit!

  34. Follow you on FB ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. Liked Bush’s Beans on FB

  36. Cilantro Lime chicken!

  37. I like to grill chicken or shrimp and I always throw on a bag of mini sweet peppers. They’re so easy and taste so good grilled.

  38. We love to grill chicken to make grilled chicken sandwiches.

  39. I follow you both on Facebook.

  40. Love pork roast on the grill for pulled pork!

  41. I love chicken on the grill. It’s my favorite. Has been since I was a kid!

  42. We have not grilled all summer, but I would love to this fall. Mango is one of my favorite grilled tastes. Mango with chicken, lamb, artichokes, tomatoes, just about anything.

  43. these look awesome!

  44. Anna Davidoff says:

    We grilled some Beer Brats for Labor Day! Served on Chicago rolls with sauteed onions, ketchup and dijon mustard along with and a side of Bush’s Southern Pit BBQ grillin’ beans!

  45. Anna Davidoff says:

    I follow you on Facebook

  46. Anna Davidoff says:

    I follow you on Twitter and tweeted the contest info!

  47. Our household is traditional. We’d make steak with the steakhouse baked beans.

  48. Oh goodness… I’m not ready for it to be over (denial)! I have been grilling a lot this week… no kebabs, but lots of blue fish and salmon and veggies. So, that’s probably what I’d pair the beans with… if I got my hands on some. ๐Ÿ™‚

  49. I’m a sucker for food on a stick!

  50. Debbie Welchert says:

    I would grill up a couple steaks with some cut up zucchini with onion and bacon in it and have warmed up bush beans all cooked on the grill.

  51. Debbie Welchert says:

    I follow you on Twitter and tweeted giveaway. https://twitter.com/flipper211/status/243402558763319296

  52. Debbie Welchert says:

    I like you and Bush Beans on Facebook/Debbie Welchert

  53. Kari Fortner says:

    Nothing better then pork loin on the grill, w/ beans it’s a 10!

  54. Kari Fortner says:

    I also like you Facebook!

  55. Grilling is so quick, easy and there’s less cleanup. With school back in session, definitely a good idea to keep the grill out – shish kebabs are a fun way to get kids to eat veggies with their protein. Great idea!

  56. Love the grilled skewer recipe. My most favorite grilled recipe would be Tandoori chicken.

  57. I tweeted ๐Ÿ™‚

  58. I followed you on Facebook too ๐Ÿ™‚

  59. We love tri-tip here in CA and it goes great with baked beans!

  60. i love new recipes for kabobs. Thanks for another great one!

  61. We love just grilling chicken around here! ๐Ÿ™‚

  62. I favor vaping and have already been for awhile today, but it is difficult discover a spot to just chill and vape.

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