Easy Balsamic Chicken Skewers + BIG GIVEAWAY!

All you need are 5 ingredients (including salt and pepper!) to make these delicious easy balsamic chicken skewers. And be sure to check out our incredible giveaway at the bottom of the page. (This is also a sponsored post from my partnership with DeLallo.)

Easy Balsamic Chicken Skewers -- 4 ingredients, and perfectly sweet and savory! | gimmesomeoven.com

Everyone has their own entertaining style, usually learned through trial and (in my case, more than a few inedible) errors.

Some of my friends specialize in cooking brunch.  Some only grill.  Some keep it simple with popcorn and apps.  Some enjoy designing elaborate Pin-spired five-course experiences, complete with perfect tablescapes and signature drinks and the like.  Some plan far out in advance.  Some shoot you a text half an hour beforehand.  But they’re all different, and I love it.

Me?  Perhaps contrary to popular assumptions about food bloggers always cooking up a storm, I have learned that I actually prefer to keep things really simple, especially when entertaining a crowd.  Sure, every now and then on special occasions I like to get all fancy and gourmet.  But 9 times out of 10, I tend to aim for more of a 30-minute meal that is hopefully mostly prepped by the time people arrive.  Because I want my attention to be on people when they’re in my home, instead of being super distracted by the food.

So today I’m stoked to be sharing a meal that I recently made for a group of friends that uses two of my go-to favorite time savers — easy skewers and SaladSavors.  Oh, and an epic summer giveaway valued at $3000 that is basically any entertainer’s dream come true.  :)

Easy Balsamic Chicken Skewers -- 4 ingredients, and perfectly sweet and savory! | gimmesomeoven.com

First, a bit about these favorite time savers.

If you follow my Instagram feed, you’ll know that SaladSavors from DeLallo have been a mega staple in my home over the past year.  They describe them as “gourmet toppings made simple”.  I like to think of them as salad-in-a-minute.  The idea is brilliant.  Just grab a bag of salad greens, toss it together with your SaladSavor (cheese + gourmet toppings), drizzle with your favorite dressing, and voila!  A simple, fresh, and completely delicious salad is ready to go STAT.  Plus they come in five yummy flavor combinations with names like “zesty”, “vibrant”, “fresh”, “sharp” and “bold”.  (You can see the corresponding ingredients here.)

I am a mega fan, partly because they an awesome solution for a quick and easy salad to serve a group.  But I actually find myself using them just as much for lunches on the fly.  (And to all of you single people out there, they are a really great solution if you — like me — sometimes have trouble making it through cartons of cheese and ingredients before they expire.)  I’ve also discovered that the SaladSavors work great when added to quinoa or rice.  And a few of them can even translate into an awesome breakfast omelette.  So versatile!

Easy Balsamic Chicken Skewers -- 4 ingredients, and perfectly sweet and savory! | gimmesomeoven.com

Anyway, now that grilling season is in full swing, you have probably noticed on the blog lately that I’m on a big skewers kick.  They are definitely my favorite way to serve protein (and often veggies!) in the summertime, partly because you can prep them in advance, but partly because they are so easy to serve!

One of my favorite things to do is serve some chicken, beef or shrimp skewers with a humongous green salad.  So today, in honor of kicking off a #SaladSavorsGiveaway with DeLallo, I thought I would share one of my favorite and easiest recipe for skewers — Balsamic Chicken Skewers.  I have made these a few times this summer for my neighbors, and they’re always a hit.  But when paired with a big green SaladSavors salad, well, it’s a match made in salad heaven.

Here’s how to make ‘em:

Easy Balsamic Chicken Skewers -- 4 ingredients, and perfectly sweet and savory! | gimmesomeoven.com

Begin by cutting some chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces.  Then toss them with an easy balsamic marinade, cover, and refrigerate for anywhere from 15 minutes to 8 hours.

Once you are ready to cook the chicken, thread it onto some skewers.

Easy Balsamic Chicken Skewers -- 4 ingredients, and perfectly sweet and savory! | gimmesomeoven.com

Then pop those babies on the grill until they are cooked through.  Meanwhile, take the balsamic marinade and transfer it to a saucepan, bring it to a boil, then let it simmer until reduced by about half and thick.  Brush it on the chicken for some extra balsamic goodness…

Easy Balsamic Chicken Skewers -- 4 ingredients, and perfectly sweet and savory! | gimmesomeoven.com

…so that they are ooey gooey and balsamincredible.

Easy Balsamic Chicken Skewers -- 4 ingredients, and perfectly sweet and savory! | gimmesomeoven.com

Then whip up your salad to serve with the chicken.  It will literally only take a minute or two.  Just toss some fresh greens with the SaladSavors toppings — I went with the “fresh” variety here which includes goat cheese, dried cranberries and walnuts — and then top the salad with your desired dressing.  I chose a light Italian vinaigrette for this one, but any sort of light Italian dressing or vinaigrette would work.

Easy Balsamic Chicken Skewers -- 4 ingredients, and perfectly sweet and savory! | gimmesomeoven.com

Then grab those beautifully glazed chicken skewers…

Easy Balsamic Chicken Skewers -- 4 ingredients, and perfectly sweet and savory! | gimmesomeoven.com

…and serve them along with the salad.

Easy.  Simple.  Delicious.  And when I served them at a grilling party outdoors a few weeks ago with my neighbors, they all said to pass on word to you that the combination was a definite “winner”.  I agreed.  :)

So check out the recipe below, and then be sure to keep scrolling to check out our amazing summer giveaway.

Easy Balsamic Chicken Skewers -- 4 ingredients, and perfectly sweet and savory! | gimmesomeoven.com

Ingredients:

Directions:

If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #gimmesomeoven. I'd love to see what you cook!

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SaladSavors Giveaway (#SaladSavorsGiveaway)

In honor of a summer ahead full of patio parties featuring SaladSavors, we are kicking off an awesome entertaining giveaway today — valued at $3000 — that DeLallo has pulled together to help make your entertaining all the more lovely.  Each of the bloggers participating also contributed to the party planning, so check out the deets:

Giveaway Prize:

One winner will receive a beautiful Al Fresco Dining Experience Set, worth over $3000.  It includes:

How To Enter:

Follow the Rafflecopter instructions below. Giveaway will be open through June 22.

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Be sure to also check out my friends’ blogs for other great recipes to go with your SaladSavors!

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post and giveaway from DeLallo.  I am thrilled to be partnering with DeLallo to bring you tasty Italian recipes this year, but all opinions are 100% my own as always.  Thanks for supporting the brands that I love that also help make this site possible.

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  1. Jenny Flake — June 6, 2014 @ 7:47 am (#)

    Lovely chicken skewers!!! Perfect for summer grilling! xo

  2. Lee — June 6, 2014 @ 8:25 am (#)

    These are ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! And such an easy recipe, too. #Woot

  3. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — June 6, 2014 @ 9:09 am (#)

    I’ve been using balsamic for marinades a lot lately – recently with soy sauce and worchestershire. So good!! Love that you added honey.

  4. Matt Robinson — June 6, 2014 @ 11:13 am (#)

    I could easily eat that entire plateful! Love these!

  5. Sammi @Sammi Sunshine — June 6, 2014 @ 1:44 pm (#)

    I love having a fresh salad when we grill. It balances things out. :)

  6. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice — June 6, 2014 @ 3:43 pm (#)

    Such a great summer meal! Looks delish!

  7. Cathy Perez — June 6, 2014 @ 4:24 pm (#)

    These look so darn delicious and simply, gotta try um!

  8. Medeja — June 7, 2014 @ 1:42 am (#)

    I like this recipe, with few ingredients it looks so good!

  9. Beth Hammergren — June 7, 2014 @ 9:36 am (#)

    What an incredible giveaway Gimme Some Oven. Recipe looks fantastic. Might have to try this one tonight.

  10. Phyllis — June 7, 2014 @ 1:02 pm (#)

    That’s a lot of soy sauce.

    • Ali — June 7, 2014 @ 1:47 pm (#)

      Actually, no soy sauce. Balsamic vinegar. :)

  11. Cristina Calvo — June 8, 2014 @ 5:45 am (#)

    Oh gosh, that glaze on the chicken looks mouth-watering. I love BBQs and anything skewered, and I simply can’t leave out vinegars for marinating meat and making sauces. It’s got honey as well which never fails me for bbqs. This I’m gonna experiment one of these days.

  12. Wendy Atkin — June 8, 2014 @ 1:26 pm (#)

    Oh, I hope to win . I love Delallo Foods and the patio set I could really use, since I do not have one.

  13. Cindy — June 8, 2014 @ 9:06 pm (#)

    Looks great- i make a balsamic dressing with olive oil, balsamic vinegar & maple syrup that would go well on top of salad with this- yum

  14. Kacey — June 10, 2014 @ 5:14 am (#)

    We live in an apartment and can’t have a grill :/ Do you think these would be good baked?

    • Ali — June 10, 2014 @ 1:19 pm (#)

      Sure, you can totally make them in the oven. I would cook them at 375 until they are done. Good luck! :)

  15. katklaw777 — June 10, 2014 @ 5:31 am (#)

    DeLallo’s site says we must “ANSWER a question (to prove that you’re not a robot!).”
    I don’t see any question here so I will just say thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

  16. Dorothy Teel — June 14, 2014 @ 6:53 pm (#)

    From DeLallo’s Savor your Summer with an Al Fresco giveaway, news letter I get

  17. d. smith — June 15, 2014 @ 11:31 am (#)

    i am so hungry after seeing your yummy recipe of chicken on skewers in balsamic marinade that i am leaving this monitor right now and beginning to put together this recipe for dinner!

    diane
    :-)

  18. Amy Keogh — June 17, 2014 @ 8:28 am (#)

    I’ve always heard that you should NEVER use the marinade from raw chicken (or meat of any kind)to make a sauce from. I believe you’re supposed to reserve some of the marinade after making it and store it separately to make the sauce. I’m going to try this recipe!

  19. Lisa @ Running to Bake — June 17, 2014 @ 1:21 pm (#)

    THIS IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. Tina H — June 18, 2014 @ 10:41 am (#)

    What a wonderful giveaway!

  21. Nicole @ Or Whatever You Do — June 20, 2014 @ 9:43 pm (#)

    Fabulous giveaway! I do chicken in a very similar marinade. I love balsamic vinegar!

  22. linda marcheschi — June 21, 2014 @ 1:38 pm (#)

    I am going to try balsemic checken skewersl, they look fab!

  23. kathy werner — June 21, 2014 @ 3:01 pm (#)

    fantastic looking food have tried two recipes need to try more cause first ones were delish

  24. nancy — July 13, 2014 @ 8:53 pm (#)

    Made this tonight. Very very good!!! Will make again! Every one loved it!

  25. kayla — July 28, 2014 @ 7:34 pm (#)

    what’s the difference between delallos balsamic vinegar and a grocery store brand of balsamic vinegar? could a grocery brand be used for this recipe?

    • Ali — July 29, 2014 @ 1:59 am (#)

      You could definitely use a grocery store brand. DeLallo is actually a grocery store brand (in some stores) — the flavor of their balsamic is just my favorite. But any will do! :)

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