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Chicken and Vegetable Kebabs

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Marinated chunks of chicken, grilled with peppers, onions, and mushrooms, served with pita bread.

Many different types of skewered, marinated meats (sometimes fish) and vegetables are eaten throughout the Middle East. This version features chicken.

Marinade : 4 h Preparation : 10 min Cooking : 10 min
620 calories/serving
  • Can be done in advance
  • Very easy
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal
  • Kid-friendly

Ingredients

2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 shallots, finely chopped 80 g
3 tbsp olive oil 45 mL
3 tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed 1 lemon
1 tbsp dried oregano 2 g
1 pinch salt [optional] 0.2 g
ground pepper to taste [optional]
1 1/3 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless, cut into cubes 400 g
4 yellow or red sweet peppers, cut into 2 cm squares 800 g
2 onions, cut into segments 400 g
24 button (white) mushrooms, whole or cut in half 340 g
20 mini-tomatoes (cherry, miniature or grape) 1 1/3 cup
2 tsp olive oil, for the grill 10 mL
4 pita breads 180 g
4 servings Tsatsiki Sauce 2 cup(s)

Before you start

Metal skewers are needed for cooking.

Method

Marinate

  1. Cut the chicken into cubes and set aside.
  2. Crush the garlic and finely chop the shallot, then put them in a shallow dish. Stir in the olive oil and lemon juice, add the oregano, salt, and pepper, then place the chicken cubes into the dish and mix well. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and let marinate for several hours, or overnight, in the refrigerator.

Broil or grill outdoors and prepare the sauce

  1. Prepare the tsatsiki sauce.
  2. Prepare the vegetables : Seed the peppers, then cut them into 2 cm squares; Cut the onion into small segments; Leave the mushrooms whole, if similar in size as the rest, otherwise, cut them in half. Alternate the meat and vegetable pieces onto metal skewers. Thread the tomatoes onto separate skewers.
  3. Cook the kebabs and tomatoes on an oiled hot grill or under the broiler, turning them occasionally and basting with oil. The tomatoes will be ready in about 5 min, the kebabs in about 10 min.
  4. Serve the kebabs with the sauce and pita bread.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 serving (420g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

620

Fat

27 g

42 %

Saturated 4.7 g
+ Trans 0 g

24 %

Cholesterol

60 mg

Sodium

440 mg

18 %

Carbohydrate

61 g

20 %

Fibre

6 g

24 %

Sugars

21 g

Protein

38 g

Vitamin A

47 %

Vitamin C

314 %

Calcium

32 %

Iron

28 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 4 ½ servings
Grain Products : 1 ½ servings
Milk and Alternatives : ¾ serving
Meat and Alternatives : 1 serving

Claims

This recipe is :
Good source of  :
Fibre
Excellent source of  :
Calcium, Copper, Folacin, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Zinc
Free  :
Added Sugar

DIABETES Exchange

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 1 ½
Fruits 0
Vegetables 4
Milk and Alternatives 1
Meat and Alternatives 3
Fats 2

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