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How to Cook Kabobs in a Conventional Oven

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author image Krista Sheehan
Krista Sheehan is a registered nurse and professional writer. She works in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and her previous nursing experience includes geriatrics, pulmonary disorders and home health care. Her professional writing works focus mainly on the subjects of physical health, fitness, nutrition and positive lifestyle changes.
How to Cook Kabobs in a Conventional Oven
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An unexpected rain shower can put a damper on your mood if you are planning to serve up grilled kabobs at your next family gathering or weekend dinner. But if you have a conventional oven, you can still prepare colorful kabobs. Although it takes slightly longer than grilling, roasting your meat and vegetable kabobs in an oven is an effective – and equally as delicious – method for cooking your kabobs.

Step 1

How to Cook Kabobs in a Conventional Oven
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Soak your wooden kabob skewers in water overnight. This prevents the sticks from drying out and burning in the oven, which can seriously affect the taste of your meat and vegetables.

Step 2

How to Cook Kabobs in a Conventional Oven
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Chop your desired vegetables into bite-size pieces that can be easily threaded onto a wooden skewer. Choose vegetables based on your personal preferences. Common kabob vegetables include button mushrooms, bell peppers, onions, cherry tomatoes, squash and zucchini. Small vegetables, such as cherry tomatoes or button mushrooms, can be left whole. Set the vegetables aside for later use.

Step 3

How to Cook Kabobs in a Conventional Oven
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Cut your desired meat into bite-size cubes. To ensure thorough cooking, the meat cubes should be roughly the same size. Popular meats for kabobs include beef sirloin, boneless chicken, pork tenderloin, lamb and shrimp.

Step 4

How to Cook Kabobs in a Conventional Oven
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Marinate the meat for at least 30 to 60 minutes before cooking. While some people choose to use a prepackaged marinade, you might also make your own with olive oil, garlic and a variety of herbs and spices. Keep the meat in the refrigerator while it marinates. If desired, add the vegetables to the marinade for a flavor boost.

Step 5

How to Cook Kabobs in a Conventional Oven
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Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Step 6

How to Cook Kabobs in a Conventional Oven
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Thread the marinated meat and vegetables onto your soaked wooden skewers. Feel free to arrange the kabobs as you please; there is no rule or etiquette for assembling kabobs. However, leave at least 1/2 inch between each piece to allow for proper cooking.

Step 7

How to Cook Kabobs in a Conventional Oven
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Arrange the assembled kabobs onto a baking sheet that has been coated with nonstick cooking spray. Leave at least 1 inch between kabobs on the baking sheet.

Step 8

How to Cook Kabobs in a Conventional Oven
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Cook the kabobs in the oven for 20 to 30 minutes, turning every five to 10 minutes. Brush extra -- fresh -- marinade on the kabobs during the last five minutes of cooking.

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