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Rosemary-Skewered Artichoke Chicken

 Rosemary-Skewered Artichoke Chicken
These attractive kabobs from Lisa White of San Diego, California put rosemary in the spotlight. The chicken and vegetables have a lovely, fresh herb flavor whether you choose to use the rosemary stems as skewers or not.
6 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + marinating Grill: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh oregano
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 6 fresh rosemary stems (18 inches)
  • 1 can (14 ounces) water-packed artichoke hearts, rinsed, drained and halved
  • 2 medium yellow summer squash, cut into 1-inch slices
  • 6 cherry tomatoes

Directions

  • In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the oil, dill, oregano,
  • lemon peel, garlic, salt and pepper; add chicken. Seal bag and turn
  • to coat; refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • Using a vegetable peeler, peel bark from the bottom half of each
  • rosemary stem and make a point at each end; soak in water until
  • ready to use.

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Rosemary-Skewered Artichoke Chicken (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Drain and discard marinade. On soaked rosemary stems, alternately
  • thread the chicken, artichokes, squash and tomatoes. Position the
  • leaf parts of the rosemary stems so they are outside of the grill
  • cover.
  • Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and
  • lightly coat the grill rack. Grill, covered, over medium heat or
  • broil 4 in. from the heat for 10-15 minutes on each side or until
  • chicken is no longer pink and vegetables are tender. Yield: 6
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 skewer equals 215 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 321 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 25 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.
Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.