Bright, fresh flavors are ideal during the summer, and this recipe from Curious Traveler is perfect for any warm evening.  Whether you’re with friends or just relaxing with the family, it’s sure to please anyone at your table.


Grapefruit Shandy Grilled Chicken with Citrus Salsa

Yield: 18 to 24 kabobs, or 6 to 8 servings




4 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 2 1/2 pounds) cut into pieces

2 bell peppers, your choice of colors, cut into bite-sized pieces

1 pint cherry tomatoes


For the marinade:

1 1/2 cups Traveler Grapefruit Shandy

3/4 cup canola oil

3/4 cup soy sauce

1 (1-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled

2 garlic cloves, peeled


For the salsa:

1 ruby grapefruit

1 large navel orange

1/4 red bell pepper

1/4 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes

1/4 cup chopped red onion

Salt and pepper to taste

Juice of 1 lime

Chopped fresh cilantro


Make the marinade: In a shallow pan mix together the Traveler Grapefruit Shandy, oil, and soy sauce. Press the ginger and the garlic through a garlic press and add to marinade. Add the chicken pieces. Cover and refrigerate at least 6 hours, or up to 24.

When ready to grill, prepare a gas or charcoal grill for direct grilling over high heat.

While the grill is heating, mix all of the salsa ingredients in a bowl and set aside. Drain the chicken, discarding the marinade. Thread the chicken on skewers, alternating with tomatoes and pieces of bell pepper. Grill, turning once, until cooked through, 12 to 15 minutes.  Serve with salsa on the side.