FabuLESS Freezer Cooking: SHISH K-BOBS!


These have been a hit! I’ve never made them because the thought of purchasing and cutting and dicing all the veggies sounded like too much work! Plus most of my family wouldn’t eat grilled peppers and onions, so I would end up wasting. NOT WITH FREEZER MEALS! I only bag what my family would eat! So there isn’t any waste!

On to the recipe:

CHICKEN & BEEF SHISH K-BOBS

1 FAMILY
2 Breasts (equal to 1 pound) of Chicken
1 med steak (or stew meat is great option)
2 Bell peppers (assorted peppers if desired)
1/3 Onion, largely chopped
½ can Slice Pineapple
1 Packet Italian dressing
Oil
Water
8 skewers

6 FAMILIES
12 Breasts of chicken (6 lb)
6 Med steaks (stew meat for option)
12 Bell peppers (assorted peppers)
2 Onions, largely chopped
3 Cans Slice Pineapple
6 Packets Italian dressing (or use some free/cheap Kraft Italian salad dressing!)
Oil
Water
48 skewers

TO FREEZE
In quart-sized bag place chicken (cut into chunks) – mix Italian dressing in.
Place already cut beef in quart-sized bag (we put a marinade in with this as well)
Chop peppers, onion, and pineapple into large chunks and place in separate bags, then place beef, peppers, onion, and pineapple in large bag. (We have a person chop the onions and peppers before hand, so all we need to do is bag them).

TO PREPARE AFTER FREEZING
Thaw enough to pull small bags out of gallon-sized bag. Soak skewers in water for one hour. Place items on skewers, keeping steak and chicken on separate skewers, alternating ingredients as wish. Place grill on high and put skewers on top rack of grill, off of direct heat, once grill is heated. If grill does not have an upper grill, heat grill on high, once heated up, turn off middle burners and place skewers in middle. Turn often and cook until chicken completely cooked and steak as desired. **May cut down on amount of chicken & beef, as provides several k-bobs. Decrease by one steak, or 2 chicken breasts. If getting stew meat, try to get approx ¾ lb per family (4.5 lbs), if not decreasing amount.

We had some family over one night (6 extra adults and 6 extra kids) – we purchased some grape tomatoes, fresh mushrooms, and I pulled out two more chicken breasts. I baked some potatoes and we had a FABULESS (and so easy) meal! Everyone assembled their own “ka-bobs”, we grilled, and we ate! It was so much fun! The tomatoes and mushrooms DON’T FREEZE WELL, so purchase them fresh and use them too! They are sooo yummy!

I was so busy visiting, I forgot to take some after pictures. So all you get is some pix of the frozen bagged ingredients. Seriously – this is a fun one to add to your list. We did it our first two cooking days. I’m sad we didn’t do it last time because my mouth is watering for some more!

(See how easy this is? Put the variety of peppers and onions all into one bag. Sooo easy!)

I took a pic of mine. Enjoy!

Comments

  • Diane

    Can these be cooked in the oven under a broiler?

  • Monica

    They sure can!

  • Billie

    Do you add the oil to the meat and Italian Dressing or use it on the grill to oil it?

  • Betty819

    Can this be prepared in the oven using metal skewers? I have both wood and metal. We live in Sr. Citizens community and are not allowed to have outdoor grills. What about if I prepared these kabobs as shown and wrapped each one tightly in foil..would the wood skewers burn then? How long would I bake them in the oven using this method?

    • Most kebabs can be cooked on a greased broiler pan in the oven. Try broiling them 5 inches from heat for 10-14 minutes, turning frequently, until cooked through. Either type of skewer will work. Wooden skewers just need to be soaked in water for 30 minutes prior.

      You could also try them on a George Foreman grill, but as I haven’t ever tried, I’m not sure how long it would take… probably less time than an oven though, because they get heated on both sides at the same time.

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