Saturday, January 30, 2010

Muddy Chicken Skewers

No the title does not sound appetizing but let me tell you...they are so tasty! I call this "Muddy Chicken" because the balsamic in the marinade gives it that mud color. But don't let that fool's delicious. This is such an easy, simple & low calorie recipe; the ingredients are staples in our house so there was no need to run to the store to buy anything. That's homespun simplicity in my books.

uddy Chicken Skewers

1/3 c. balsamic vinegar
1/3 c. dijon mustard
1/4 c. olive oil
1/2 Tblsp. minced garlic
1 Tblsp. honey
kosher salt & pepper to taste
1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts

In a large mixing bowl combine balsamic, mustard, olive oil, garlic, honey, salt & pepper. Whisk to blend well. Set aside.

Cut chicken into chunks large enough to be threaded onto cooking skewers.

Place cubed chicken into marinade and toss gently, making sure to completely coat each piece.

Cover bowl and place in refrigerator. Allow to marinade for 30 minutes to an hour.

Remove chicken from marinade and thread onto skewers. If you have wooden skewers make sure to soak them before threading chicken. This will help keep the skewers from burning.

Grill meat for 12-15 minutes, turning often or until chicken cooked completely through and juices run clear. (We love using Hubby's pannini grill for recipes like this.) You may also bake your chicken in a 350* oven or grill on top of your stove. Simply follow the turning instructions above and cook until meat is completely done. Cooking time will vary depending on the method used.

Serve with whole wheat pita bread & Tzatziki sauce or with slaw. The possibilities are endless.

*if making slaw, reserve 1/2 c. of marinade before adding in chicken.

Click HERE for printable recipe


cranky grandma said...

I made this! I baked them in the oven, and cut the chicken into thick strips, so I could turn them. So so good!

I made buttered rice and peas on the side (I'm such a greedy thing!) and it was DELICIOUS!

Is this one of your own? It's a keeper!

Mrs. B, a very peculiar person said...

This sounds SOOOO YUMMY! I can't wait to try it.

Torie said...

I think this would be yummy on a green salad too with a balsamic vinaigrette or something. Thanks for sharing!