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3 simple kid-friendly kebabs

Kids prefer to eat with their hands, so why not play to their strengths? These three quick kebab ideas are easy, full of flavour and fun to nibble on.

By Chatelaine

3 simple kid-friendly kebabs

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Sweet Chili Chicken Sticks

Cherry tomatoes + chicken + asparagus


Cut 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts into 1-in. cubes. Coat with 1 tbsp soy sauce in a bowl. Cut 4 asparagus spears into pieces. Alternately thread cherry tomatoes, chicken and asparagus on skewers. Oil grill. Barbecue over medium, lid closed, until chicken is cooked through, 3 to 4 min per side. Brush with 2 tbsp sweet chili sauce.



Tip: Can’t find sweet chili sauce? Stir 2 tbsp honey with 2 tsp rice vinegar and 1/4 tsp chili-garlic sauce or Sriracha.

3 simple kid-friendly kebabsPhoto: Erik Putz

Korean Beef Sticks

Sirloin beef + green onions + shiitake mushrooms


Cut 500 g top sirloin steak into 1-in. cubes. Combine with 1/4 cup soy sauce, and 2 tbsp each sesame oil, honey and minced ginger in a bowl. Marinate for 30 min. Cut 3 green onions into pieces and remove stems from mushrooms. Alternately thread beef, onions and mushrooms on skewers. Oil grill. Barbecue over medium, lid closed, until beef is done to medium, 3 to 4 min per side.

3 simple kid-friendly kebabsPhoto: Erik Putz

Strawberry Shortcake

Large marshmallows + pound cake + strawberries


Cut pound cake into 1-in. cubes and hull strawberries. Alternately thread 16 large marshmallows, cake cubes and strawberries on skewers. Oil grill. Barbecue over medium, rotating occasionally, until grill marks form, 5 to 6 min. Drizzle with 1/2 cup melted milk chocolate chips.


Tip: Preheat barbecue to medium. Soak 10 skewers in warm water for 20 min before grilling to prevent skewers from burning.

3 simple kid-friendly kebabsPhoto: Erik Putz

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