Your summer barbecue is about to get a lot less labor intensive.
Credit: Photo: Jennifer Causey

Summer is right around the corner, which means it’s almost time for warmer weather, pool parties, and breaking out the grill. We have a ton of go-to grilling recipes, but there’s something so simple and delicious (and quintessentially “summer”) about a classic chicken kebab. That’s why we were so excited when we found this Pinterest hack from Foodiful that makes skewering chicken kebabs (AKA the worst part) way easier.

When you’re making kebabs for a crowd, chopping the meat into relatively even chunks and individually skewering them takes forever and a day.

And, let’s be real, it’s a tedious, no-fun job that you can't even get the kids to do (plus: Raw chicken. Yuck). But the good news is that summer barbecue prep is about to get a lot easier, and you’ll be able to free yourself from the kitchen, grab a cocktail, and actually enjoy it (since this Pinterest hack does almost all the work for you).

Here’s how to do it: Grab two medium chicken breasts, and cut them in half lengthwise. Trim thin ends, if necessary. Place four pieces of chicken side-by-side horizontally and carefully insert six skewers through them. Try to space the skewers evenly (about 3/4 inch apart). Once skewered, cut through the chicken breasts to make six kebabs.

If you’d like to add veggies or other accoutrements, thread them between the chicken before cutting. Long vegetables, such as zucchini, squash, or eggplant, work especially well since you can cut everything together.

So there you have it. Now, go forth and kebab!