One of the things I love most about being a part of Midlife Road Trip is all of the great food I get to enjoy in our travels. Unfortunately six years of good eating had me weighing about 30lbs more that I did when I began this journey. If I had continued at this rate, it wouldn’t be long before I would be boarding cruise ships through the cargo door.

Since writing about the food I experience in my travels is part of my job, I can’t very well give up culinary indulgences – nor that I would want to. But I can make a contentious effort to eat better when I am at home. So for the last three months, I’ve been on a low carb diet – no specific diet, I’m just  and so far I have lost 23 of the 30 lbs that I had gained!

Chicken Kebabs on Rosemary Skewers are one of my favorite low carb dishes. Not only is it delicious, fun, and easy to make, it has a certain eccentricity that makes it a hit with company. Using fresh rosemary sprigs as skewers flavors the kebabs from the inside out! Here’s the recipe for making two skewers.


2 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (or breast … but when it comes to chicken, I’m a thigh guy)
1 onion
1 tomato
1 bell pepper
2 sprigs of rosemary
olive oil

Sanderson Farms Chicken Fact: consumer chicken is never frozen – always farm-to-market fresh!


1. Preheat grill on high for 15 minutes
2. Cut two sturdy sprigs of rosemary, approximately 12” long
3. Cut each chicken thigh into 4-5 cubes
4. Cut tomato, onion, and bell pepper into 6 wedges
5. Carefully thread the thighs and veggies on the skewers
6. Drizzle with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.
7. Cover the exposed ends of the rosemary sprigs with aluminum foil to keep them from catching fire.
8. Reduce grill to medium heat
9. Place kebabs on grill and cook on one side for 5-7 minutes
10. Flip the kebabs and grill other side for 5-7 minutes
11. Remove from grill, place on plate, remove foil, remove skewers, and ENJOY


chicken thighs, onion, tomato, and bell pepper threaded on rosemary skewers

Chicken kebabs on rosemary skewers

cover exposed rosemary to keep from catching fire

grilled goodness on rosemary skewers

Chicken kebabs on rosemary skewers


I could honestly eat this every day. This is just my recipe and there are certainly variations you can make like adding mushrooms or pineapple depending on your mood. I hope to be sharing more of my recipes but in the mean time, Sanderson Farms provides nearly 150 recipes on their website!

What’s your favorite way to cook chicken? 


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