The Ghetto Gourmet’s Smokey Smothered Chicken Kebabs (That seals it. I’m making this for dinner.)

 Easy. Check. Lots of Flavor. Check. Kid-Friendly. Check. This might be one for the dinner rotation.


By Aliza Salem, the Ghetto Gourmet

To make food kid-friendly, I like using skewers instead of utensils. Somehow, it gets even the pickiest child to eat their dinner. This recipe is a go-to in my house because it’s picky-kid friendly, there’s little clean-up for mom, and it’s still gourmet enough for discerning tastes.

Smokey Smothered Chicken Kebobs
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 Spanish onions, thinly sliced
  • 8 baby chicken skewers (ask butcher to do this for you)
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika, divided
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder, divided
  • ¾ teaspoon cumin, divided
  • ¼ cup reduced sodium vegetable broth (I use Imagine brand)
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, add olive oil. Once oil is hot, add onions and season with salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until browned.
  2. Add ½ teaspoon smoked paprika, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, and ½ teaspoon cumin. Mix well and add vegetable broth. Cook over medium-low heat until onions are soft and caramelized. Set aside to cool.
  3. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease a baking sheet.
  4. Sprinkle chicken skewers with remaining spices. Add to baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. Pour onions over chicken and bake for an additional 15 minutes. Serve in a wrap with homemade or storebought hummus and lettuce. Enjoy

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Aliza Salem

Aliza Salem/ the Ghetto Gourmet is a mom of three and a self proclaimed foodie who has an insta blog on instagram @theghettogourmet …. when Aliza is not busy doing cooking demos, cooking classes and working on her cookbook this mom of 3 is in the kitchen trying to feed her picky eaters ..


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