If you’re wanting to add more flavor to boring old grilled chicken then look no further! This honey mustard chicken kebabs with peach recipe is the perfect addition to your summer BBQ layout. The faultless combination of sweetness from the peaches and savoriness from the chicken will have all your neighbors asking for seconds!
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Heavenly Organics. Thanks for supporting the brands that make Avocado A Day possible!
Happy (almost) Fourth of July!
I hope you have some exciting plans for the weekend. We'll be spending the day poolside. Yay for friends with pools in their backyard! Perks of adulthood ;)
July Fourth is one of my favorite holidays, I think because I associate it with with reunions and friends. Growing up, my dad threw a big backyard pool party for his college fraternity buddies every year on the fourth. It was really cool to see a group who had been friends for so long go out of their way to consistently see each other every year. The idea of using the fourth as an excuse for a reunion has always been appealing to me. I'm happy to say that's what we've done for most Fourth of July celebrations since college and I hope to keep the tradition going well into the future!
And of course, the food is just the best. There's the perfect ratio of rich and decadent dishes and fresh, bright summer flavors. There's always smoky ribs or hamburgers and gooey macaroni and cheese. But there's also perfectly ripe summer fruit salad (never with bland honeydew for filler!), and juicy spears of grilled corn on the cob. It's balance, holiday style!
For today's Fourth of July friendly honey mustard grilled chicken kebabs recipe, I am SO excited to be partnering with Heavenly Organics to highlight their incredible honey. I'm always excited to share delicious things with my readers, but I'm even more excited when those delicious things come from a company that is doing so much good in the world.
Heavenly Organics Honey
Heavenly Organics was started over a decade ago by Amit Hooda, who grew up near a conflict zone in northern India. The experience stayed with him, and as an adult, he wondered what he could do to help eliminate conflict in these areas. With the help of his father, a renowned agronomist, he created Heavenly Organics, makers of high quality raw honey, cane sugar and the yummiest chocolate honey patties. They help small farmers in conflict areas in India support their family, while preserving sustainable, traditional farming methods. Their business model is all about promoting peace by bringing profit. How cool is that? Today, Heavenly Organics supports over 600 family farmers with a goal to increase to 5,000 farmers in coming years.
Plus, their honey is seriously incredible. If you've only tasted what comes out of that little brown bear, you are in for a treat. Their honey comes from naturally occurring, wild beehives found in remote areas making it exceptionally pure. The neem honey (which I used) is rich and robust, while the acacia honey is fruity and herbal, perfect for lighter dishes. Because the honey is kept raw and only lightly filtered rather than the heated, ultra-filtered honey you usually see on the market, their product still contains live enzymes, pollen, vitamins and minerals. This means it's more flavorful and it maintains it's antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory benefits.
For July Fourth, I wanted to create a delicious grilling recipe that highlights summer produce and let's the flavor of Heavenly Organics honey shine through. Here in South Carolina, we have the absolute best peaches in the world. While they're perfect fresh and raw as a snack, their sweet and tart flavor is a tasty addition to these honey mustard grilled chicken kebabs. The honey mustard glaze is so simple and tasty, you’ll find yourself whipping it up all the time!
Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken Kebabs Grilling Tips
Grilling can seem intimidating if you’ve never tried it. These kebabs are a great way to teach yourself to grill, or if you’re an expert griller than these will be a no brainer for you! Before you do anything, make sure, if you’re using wooden skewers, that you have soaked them for about 30 minutes. Next, simply start by spraying the grill with nonstick oil and turn the grill on medium-high heat to get it preheated. Be sure to oil the grill, because they honey in the glaze will burn and stick otherwise, and you don’t want to lose any of that yummy char to the grill.
While the grill is preheating, take that time to prepare and cut your peaches, and onions. When the grill is hot, place the honey mustard grilled chicken kebabs evenly on the grill, and baste the remaining marinade on top. Cover the grill and cook for five minutes, then carefully flip and cook for another 3-4 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Having a meat thermometer is great because it takes the guess work out and keeps you from having to cut into your meat, letting out all the good juices.
Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken Kebab Serving Suggestions
Here’s some ideas for side dishes to pair with these honey mustard grilled chicken kebabs:
Honey Mustard Chicken Kebabs with Peach Recipe
1/4 cup Heavenly Organics neem honey
1/4 cup dijon mustard
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 1/4 lb chicken breasts
1 red onion
Whisk together the marinade ingredients in a large bowl. Season with salt and black pepper. Cut the chicken breasts into 1 1/2 inch chunks. Scoop out about half of the honey mustard into a small bowl and reserve for serving. Toss the chicken breast cubes in the remaining marinade. Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes or up to overnight.
When ready to cook, spray grill with oil and preheat on medium high. Cut peaches in half around the pit then cut each half into 6 chunks. Peel onion and cut into 3/4 inch chunks. Alternate skewering onion chunks, peaches and chicken on a metal skewer or wood skewer soaked in water for 30 minutes.
Place kebabs evenly on the hot grill. Baste top with remaining marinade from chicken. Cover and cook five minutes. Carefully flip and cook 3-4 minutes more until chicken is cooked through. Serve with remaining honey mustard.