I’ve been trying my hardest to be health conscious recently, and I have been trying to even make the effort to snack healthy. I thought if I am going to be putting forth this much work into eating healthy, I may as well go 100%. I taste tested a recipe for some new chicken kabobs, and these kabobs are awesome and good for you!!
Guy Fieri from Food Network had these Jerked Chicken Kabobs that, according to him, are “killer.” So I thought I would try them out first before I shared the recipe with you, so I made a huge batch of them for Memorial Day. The recipe is easy to make and easy to follow:
- 1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon ground allspice
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon stick
- 1 red onion, chopped
- 3 green onions, chopped
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup fresh thyme sprigs
- 1 lime, juiced
- 3 garliccloves
- 1 Scotchbonnet pepper
- 1 (2-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled
- 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
- Mango Salsa, recipe follows
In a food processor, combine all ingredients except chicken; puree until smooth. Add all but 1/4 cup of the mixture in a 1 gallon plastic sealable bag. Add the chicken to the bag and let marinate in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours.
Heat grill to medium-high. Skewer chicken pieces and grill on 1 side for about 5 minutes. Flip and grill the other side until cooked through and grill marks appear.
Top with the Mango Salsa and serve with 1/4 cup reserved (unused) marinade as a dipping sauce.
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
- 1 tablespoon minced ginger
- 1 mango, diced
- 1 English cucumber, diced
- 2 green onions, diced
In a medium bowl, combine sugar, lime juice, hot sauce, and ginger. Mix thoroughly and add the remaining ingredients. Toss and refrigerate for 1 hour.
I also watched this video from Alton Brown’s Good Eats that helped me out when making kabobs. Since I don’t usually make them, it showed me some good pointers about layering my kabobs!
For more on Good Eats and Guy’s Big Bite, head over to FoodNetwork.com!