Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Chicken and Prosciutto Skewers

IMG_20110901_191729First off, congratulations to our very own Krista Davis on the launch of the next Domestic Diva mystery:

Labor Day weekend has traditionally meant the end of various things.

For many children, it means the end of summer vacation (not down here in the South, though—we start school early.)

It’s supposed to mean the end of wearing white shoes (I tend to ignore this and wear white sandals as long as I possibly can. :) )

The outdoor pools usually close after Labor Day until Memorial Day the next year.RileyAdamsFoodBlogPostpic_thumb_thumb[3]

And…some believe it’s time to put away the grill after Labor Day is over.

But we don’t have to! We can keep on grilling while wearing our white sandals, poolside.

With that in mind, here is a fun recipe for the grill that’s great for entertaining.

Chicken and Prosciutto Skewers

Chicken breast (cut into thirds, lengthwise—or use already sliced tenderloins)
Balsamic dressing for marinade
Dates or figs
Prosciutto (enough to wrap each chicken strip)

Preheat your grill to medium heat. Marinate the chicken in balsamic dressing for at least 30 minutes in the fridge. Cut the dates or figs in half (pit the date first, if using dates). Wrap the Prosciutto around the marinated chicken breast and date/fig and thread onto skewer. Grill until the chicken is cooked, turning frequently (about 5 minutes for each side, or until juices run clear and chicken is no longer pink).

Fight back against the end of summer! :)

Finger Lickin’ Dead (Riley Adams)
Progressive Dinner Deadly ($2.99 on Kindle—Elizabeth Craig)


  1. This Thursday rings the return-to-school bell for our NYC kids. That's when I'll know summer is really over, but I do like your idea of clicking white heels until the snow comes down (and keeping the grill fired up for another month or so).

    Fantastic recipe. I picked up some fresh figs this week, and I can't wait to try this. Thanks, Elizabeth/Riley!

    ~ Cleo Coffeehouse
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  2. Cleo--Mmm--fresh figs! Hope you'll enjoy the recipe! Make summer last!

  3. Wow. I'm making this! Figs are delicious, and I can only imagine how great they would be on the grill. Terrific recipe!

    ~ Krista

  4. September and october is the perfect time for grilling. Forget those hot 90 degree plus days!

    Wonderful recipe!

  5. Don't these look fun and delicious. Great recipe! You know me and grilling. Yum.


  6. Krista--And I never know what to *do* with figs, so this is a good recipe to have around!

    Dave--The weather IS better for grilling when it's cooler! Unfortunately, though, we'll still be practically 90 here this weekend! Sigh. Definitely can keep grilling. :)

    Avery--Thanks so much!

  7. I definitely have to try this one.

  8. This looks fabulous! Can't wait to try it, Elizabeth.

    I should mention that we keep our grill out all winter and lots of Canadians can be found grilling (we say barbecuing, sorry about that) even at minus twenty! My husband sometimes wears his parka.