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Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Champion Nutrition Recipe of the Week - Chicken Kabobs
Bacon, Chicken and Pineapple Shish-kabob
by Chelle Stafford
Makes 8 kebobs
3 chicken breasts, cut into 1-2 inch squares
2 cups fresh pineapple, cut into squares
1 package (usually 8 slices) uncured bacon (NO sulfites, or junk - I recommend Open Nature or Applegate Farms brands) *
1/4 cup Bragg's Liquid Aminos
Mrs Dash Garlic & Herb
Skewers (if using wooden ones, soak them in water for 20 min to an hour before using).
Place chicken and pineapple in large ziploc bag. Add Liquid Aminos and sprinkle in Mrs Dash (I use 1 Tbsp). Allow to marinate for 1-3 hours.
Skewer as follows...
Skewer a piece of bacon 1" in from end, staying close to the point of the skewer, add a piece of chicken, wrap and skewer the bacon over that, then pineapple, then bacon, chicken, bacon, pineapple, etc until you run out of bacon. As you thread everything on, keep close to the top of the skewer so you don't stretch out or break the bacon. You can push it down as you go.
Grill, basting with the marinade liquid every few minutes, until chicken is cooked through and bacon is cooked.
NUTRITION: per kebob
143 calories, 22 g protein, 5 g carb, 4 g fat, 1 g fiber, 200 mg sodium, 4 g sugar.
TIP: Try shrimp with the bacon!!!
TIP 2: While you're grilling, whip up some veggie-kabobs, too! Alternate cherry tomatoes, zucchini, peppers, eggplant, snow peas, mushrooms... whatever you like! Make extras for use during the week!
*NOTE: Regarding bacon - step away from the turkey bacon!! It's so full of sodium and chemicals! Bleh! There are clean brands of real bacon available - look for uncured, with a list of ingredients that you recognize. My favorite brands are Applegate Farms and Open Nature.