I made this for lunch last week, I think its a great way to serve chicken, especially if you have kids around. They’ll appreciate the different presentation. I used the baking method to make mine by lining a baking sheet with foil and adding a little cooking spray to it, and they came out great.
And now, for a little foodie knowledge: It is written that Christopher Columbus was fond of Portuguese espetadas, a beef shish kebab marinated in wine and roasted on an open fire.
The term shish kebab comes from Turkish words literally meaning “skewer” and “roast meat,” and it is a signature Turkish meal. Kebabs were a natural solution for nomadic tribes. Unusual meats were marinated not only to tenderize, but also to get rid of some of the gamey flavor.
Today, shish kebabs have expanded into most cultures in some form or another. Oriental cultures have satay, which is roasted skewered meats served with a dipping sauce usually made with peanuts. Japan has yakitori, which is grilled skewered fowl. In France, they are called brochettes, meaning “skewer.”
Extracted from About.com