Brimming with the flavors of an Italian antipasto platter, this pasta salad is a colorful, flavorful companion to summertime foods.
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
1 medium red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 medium zucchini or yellow summer squash, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 medium red onion, cut into wedges
1 pound fresh asparagus spears
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese (1 ounce)
In shallow glass or plastic bowl, or resealable food-storage plastic bag, mix all marinade ingredients. Reserve some marinade for veggies. Add chicken, stirring to coat with marinade. Cover dish or seal bag; refrigerate, stirring occasionally, at least 30 minutes but no longer than 6 hours.
Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat. Remove chicken from marinade. Thread chicken, bell pepper, zucchini and onion alternately on each of four 15-inch metal skewers, leaving about 1/4-inch space between each piece. Brush vegetables with reserved marinade.
Cover and grill kabobs over medium heat 10 to 15 minutes, turning and brushing frequently with marinade, until chicken is no longer pink in center. Add asparagus to grill for last 5 minutes of grilling, turning occasionally, until crisp-tender. Discard any remaining marinade.
Sprinkle feta cheese over kabobs. Serve kabobs with asparagus.