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Apricot-Glazed Chicken Kabobs

I have made this recipe for my family for years and it's still everyone's top pick. I like to serve it with rice on the side. —Amy Chellino, Shorewood, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1/2 cup apricot spreadable fruit
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons Chinese five-spice powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 medium red onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium zucchini, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium yellow summer squash, cut into 1-inch pieces


  • In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Pour 1/2 cup marinade into a large resealable plastic bag. Add the chicken; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for at least 8 hours or overnight. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
  • Drain and discard marinade in bag. On four metal or soaked wooden skewers, alternately thread the chicken, onion, zucchini and summer squash.
  • On a lightly greased grill rack, grill kabobs, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 10-15 minutes or until juices run clear, turning and basting occasionally with reserved marinade.
Nutrition Facts
1 kabob: 268 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 94 mg cholesterol, 341 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate (14 g sugars, 2 g fiber), 36 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable.

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    Jul 26, 2013

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  • cattfarm
    Aug 23, 2012

    Can't tell if we just aren't fans of five spice. I made this both on the skewer and as a stir fry. Flavorful, but just not the flavors we love.

  • mjlouk
    Jun 28, 2012

    I did not make this a kabobs, I just browned the chicken in a skillet, removed it to keep it warm, and then cooked the veggies. I added the chicken back in and spooned on a few more tablespoons of apricot preserves. Pretty good, I'm sure it would be great on the grill, but I was too lazy to put everything on a skewer!