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Citrus Chicken Kabobs Recipe

Citrus Chicken Kabobs Recipe

"I've been experimenting with lighter evening meals so we don't eat heavy right before bedtime," shares Suzi Sisson of San Diego, California. "My family loves how fresh and light these appealing glazed kabobs taste."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh broccoli, broken into florets
  • 2 large navel oranges
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 4 plum tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 large onion, cut into wedges
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Directions

  • 1. Place 1 in. of water in a large saucepan; add broccoli. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 3-4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain.
  • 2. Cut each orange into eight wedges. On eight metal or soaked wooden skewers, alternately thread chicken, vegetables and oranges. In a small bowl, combine the glaze ingredients.
  • 3. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill kabobs, uncovered, over medium heat or broil 4-6 in. from the heat for 10-14 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink, turning and basting frequently with glaze. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One kabobs equals 278 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 568 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 28 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 3 vegetable, 1-1/2 fruit.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.