Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Champion Nutrition Recipe of the Week - Chicken Kabobs

Check out these fun skewers! Available from Amazon.com.
Here's another quick way to premake your chicken and veggies for the week! Grill 'em... even better, 'Kabob 'em!! :-)  I adore kebobs! They're easy, fun, and you can pretty much put on whatever you want! Grilling is a fabulously healthy way to prepare your food... and let me just say... do not fear the bacon! Check out my note below the recipe for my bacon recommendations.

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.
Heat grill. 
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.

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  1. This recipe sounds yummy, however there is one thing I'd like to add. For safety's sake, either reserve some marinade and use that for basting, or be sure to only use it for basting at the beginning of the cooking process, so it will thoroughly cook it. I love all of your recipes, and look forward to them every week!

  2. Haha, yes - that's what I meant, but didn't make clear ;-) Thanks!

  3. I can't wait to try this recipe. Good choices on the bacon, always have to be sure to read those labels to get the clean stuff!

  4. Hey Shel...these look yummy...I too have a clean recipe that was just featured in Clean Eating Magazine...on sale now..I am very excited. Take a look when you get a chance.