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Balsamic Chicken Broccoli Skewers

Balsamic Chicken and Broccoli Skewers are tender and delicious with vibrant flavors. A great meal to make on the grill for any night of the week.

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Balsamic Chicken Broccoli Skewers ~ Weeknight Grilling Recipe

We make dinner on the grill as many nights as possible. This chicken and broccoli recipe was a big hit and is really simple to make. An easy dinner for meal prep, cut up the chicken and broccoli and mix the marinade ahead to save time for busy weeknights.

Ingredients Needed:

For the Skewers:

  • Chicken Tenders
  • Fresh Broccoli
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Lemon Juice
  • Olive Oil
  • Granulated Garlic
  • Ground Rosemary
  • Dried Thyme
  • Dried Basil
  • Kosher Salt
  • Black Pepper

For the Cheese Sauce:

  • Butter
  • Flour
  • Milk
  • Velveeta or Cheddar Cheese
  • Granulated Garlic
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Salt & Pepper

Platter of chicken and broccoli kabobs on an oval platter

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How to  Grill Balsamic Chicken Broccoli Skewers:

balsamic marinade for chicken in a bowl with a whisk

  • Mix balsamic marinade together in a bowl.  Set aside 1/3 cup for grilling.

cubed chicken in a bowl with marinade and a whisk

  • Cut the chicken tenders into 1 1/2- 2 inch cubes.

bowl of marinated chicken

  • Mix chicken with marinade. Cover and refrigerate one hour.

broccoli cut into spears

  • Cut broccoli into spears.
  • Prepare grill to about 300° with hickory or pecan for smoke flavor.

threading broccoli and chicken onto skewers

  • Thread chicken and broccoli onto skewers.

tray of chicken broccoli skewers

  • Spray or brush with olive oil. This Oil Sprayer  works perfect.

Chicken and Broccoli Skewers on the Grill

  • Place skewers over indirect fire.
  • Brush with reserved marinade and cook with the lid closed.

Grilled chicken broccoli skewers on a grill

  • Cook for about 15 minutes, brush with marinade once more. Continue to cook another 10-15 minutes. Check with digital thermometer, cooking until internal temperature reaches 165°.

sheet pan with chicken and broccoli kabobs

  • Remove from grill and cover with foil, resting while you prepare the cheese sauce.

How to Make Cheese Sauce:

collage making cheese sauce

  • Add butter and flour to a saucepan.
  • Cook over medium heat, whisking continually about 2 minutes.
  • Add milk and whisk to combine. Cook about 3 -5 minutes until sauce starts to thicken.
  • Add cheese and whisk in seasonings.
  • Whisk until smooth.
  • Remove from heat.

spoon drizzling cheese sauce over chicken and broccoli skewers

  • Drizzle over skewers and serve immediately.

Adding the cheese sauce is optional for this recipe. The skewers are delicious on their own but the cheese sauce adds a creaminess that really compliments the tangy balsamic glaze. Plus broccoli and cheese is a combination that is hard to top.

How to Store and Reheat:

Remove chicken and broccoli from skewers and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 3 days.

Reheat in a skillet with 1 -2 tablespoons of water over medium heat. Stir frequently until heated through, about 3- 5 minutes.

Balsamic Chicken Broccoli Skewers with cheese sauce

More Grilled Chicken Recipes to Try:

Chicken Skewers are flavorful and delicious with bites of chicken and peppers with a brown sugar and garlic rub. Tender, smoky and so delicious.

Chicken Diane is a flavorful dinner with grilled chicken topped with a creamy mushroom sauce. Easy for busy nights and delicious enough to serve to company.

Grilled Boneless Chicken Thighs are a family favorite to serve for busy nights. Great with sweet mustard bbq sauce or your favorite homemade sauce.

Grilled Peach BBQ Chicken Tenders are a quick and easy meal to make on the grill. Juicy chicken slathered in our homemade peach bbq sauce for a tasty chicken dinner to switch up the dinner routine.

Smoked Sausage Chicken & Potato Kabobs are always a crowd favorite. So hearty and delicious and a what can be better than the entire meal made on the grill with minimal cleanup!

Platter of chicken kabobs with broccoli and cheese

This Balsamic Chicken Broccoli Skewers Recipe is a filling dinner to add to this week’s meal plan. A quick and easy chicken recipe with bold flavors that will have everyone coming back for more.

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Chicken and Broccoli Skewers with cheese drizzle
Yield: 6 servings

Balsamic Chicken and Broccoli Skewers

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes

Balsamic Chicken and Broccoli Skewers are tender and delicious with vibrant flavors. A great meal to make on the grill for any night of the week. 

Ingredients

For the Skewers

  • 2 pounds chicken tenders
  • 1 head fresh broccoli
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil - plus more for brushing skewers
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

For the Cheese Sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 12 oz Velveeta (cubed) or shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/8 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. Cut chicken into 1 1/2 - 2 inch cubes.
  2. Cut broccoli into spears.
  3. Mix marinade in a bowl: combine balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, olive oil. brown sugar, rosemary, garlic, thyme, basil, salt and pepper. Whisking until well combined. Set 1/3 cup of marinade aside for grilling.
  4. Add chicken, stir to coat well. Cover and refrigerate one hour.
  5. Prepare a grill fire to about 300° with hickory or pecan.
  6. Thread chicken and broccoli onto skewers.
  7. Spray or brush skewers with olive oil.
  8. Place skewers over indirect fire.
  9. Brush with reserved marinade.
  10. Cook with the grill closed for about 15 minutes, brush with marinade once more. Cook another 10-15 minutes, check with digital thermometer, cooking until internal temperature reaches 165°. 
  11. Remove from grill and cover with foil, resting while you prepare the cheese sauce.

For Cheese Sauce:

  1. Add butter and flour to a saucepan. 
  2. Cook over medium heat, whisking continually about 2 minutes.
  3. Add milk and whisk to combine. Cook about 3 -5 minutes until sauce starts to thicken.
  4. Add cheese and whisk in seasonings. 
  5. Whisk until smooth. 
  6. Remove from heat.
  7. Drizzle over skewers and serve immediately. 

Notes

The cheese sauce is optional for this recipe. The creaminess is a great compliment to the tangy balsamic glaze.

How to Store and Reheat:

Remove chicken and broccoli from skewers and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 3 days.

Reheat in a skillet with 1 -2 tablespoons of water over medium heat. Stir frequently until heated through, about 3- 5 minutes.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 875Total Fat: 56gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 32gCholesterol: 134mgSodium: 2045mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 4gSugar: 11gProtein: 45g

Nutritional information is estimated and may not be accurate.

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