Fruity Chicken Kebabs
We often hear from moms that an easy way to coax kids into eating more fresh fruit is to put it on a toothpick or skewer. So that’s exactly what we do with these playful kebabs. By skewering kid-friendly strawberries and grapes with lean chunks of chicken, we create a colorful lunch box meal that may become the envy of the cafeteria. If your children are prone to sword fights, make smaller kebabs with toothpicks or thin straws. Round out the lunch by packing it with low-fat milk or an all-natural fruit smoothie and a mini whole wheat bagel with light cream cheese or a slice of reduced-fat cheese. If you have leftover grilled or roasted chicken on hand, cut into chunks and use instead of the deli chicken.
Make Ahead RecipeYes
Recipe CourseMain Course, Snack
Dietary ConsiderationEgg-free, Gluten-free, Halal, Kosher, Lactose-free, Peanut Free, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free
Five Ingredients or LessYes
Taste and TextureFruity, Savory, Sweet
Type of DishSkewer
- 8 ounces lower-sodium deli chicken or turkey, sliced ¾-inch thick
- 8 8-inch wooden skewers
- 16 green grapes
- 12 strawberries, cut in half lengthwise
Cut the chicken into ¾-inch cubes. To make the kebabs, thread 3 pieces of cubed chicken, 2 grapes, and 3 strawberry halves onto each skewer in any order that you and your children choose. Be sure to leave enough space at the bottom so the kids can hold the skewers comfortably.
To wrap, lay 2 skewers on a sheet of aluminum foil and fold the foil loosely over the kebabs.
"I like that I can pack the kebabs for lunches or a picnic. I was surprised that my 3-year old was able to assemble hers." - Kelly, mother of Faith, age 3, Nathan, age 4 and Josh, age 7. Downers Grove, IL
2011 Liz Weiss and Janice Newell Bissex