Thursday, June 27, 2013

South Beach Chicken Kabobs

It was a nice weekend for grilling and sitting on the deck, so I made the most of it.  I looked at my weekly meal plan and completely switched it up so that I wasn't cooking inside.  This recipe is from the South Beach diet, and I've probably had it 10 years.  Every time I make it, I remember how much I like it and promise myself I'll make it more often.  It never happens.  I probably trot it out once a year when I'm bored of everything else.

South Beach Chicken Kabobs
from the South Beach Diet

1 green onion, chopped
1/2 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
1 1/2 tsp olive oil, divided
1/2 tsp ginger, peeled and chopped
1 tbsp white vinegar
1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp salt
2 chicken breasts, in 1" pieces
1 red bell pepper, in 1" pieces

In a blender or food processor, combine onions, jalapeno, 1 tbsp olive oil, ginger, vinegar, allspice, thyme and salt.  Place chicken pieces in a resealable bag or glass bowl and add mix from blender.  Toss to coat.  Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes.  In another bowl, toss red pepper with 1/2 tsp olive oil.  Preheat broiler or grill.  On metal skewers (or bamboo skewers soaked in water), thread chicken and pepper.  Brush with remaining marinade.  Broil or grill until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 160F.

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