Apricot-Glazed Chicken Kabobs Recipe
- 1/2 cup apricot spreadable fruit
- 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 teaspoons Chinese five-spice powder
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
- 1 medium red onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 medium zucchini, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 medium yellow summer squash, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1. In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Pour 1/2 cup marinade into a large resealable plastic bag. Add the chicken; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for at least 8 hours or overnight. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
- 2. Drain and discard marinade. On four metal or soaked wooden skewers, alternately thread the chicken, onion, zucchini and summer squash. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, lightly coat the grill rack.
- 3. Grill kabobs, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 10-15 minutes or until juices run clear, turning and basting occasionally with reserved marinade. Yield: 4 servings.
1 kabob equals 268 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 94 mg cholesterol, 341 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 36 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable.
Reviews for Apricot-Glazed Chicken Kabobs
"Can't tell if we just aren't fans of five spice. I made this both on the skewer and as a stir fry. Flavorful, but just not the flavors we love."
"I did not make this a kabobs, I just browned the chicken in a skillet, removed it to keep it warm, and then cooked the veggies. I added the chicken back in and spooned on a few more tablespoons of apricot preserves. Pretty good, I'm sure it would be great on the grill, but I was too lazy to put everything on a skewer!"
Light-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.