Wednesday, July 11, 2012

In With Orangekabobs; Out With Pineapple Chicken Skewers

Ok, every once in a while I will find a new "staple" recipe.  For something to become a "staple", it has to meet the following criteria:
  1. Must be fairly healthy or low in Weight Watcher Points.
  2. Must include at least two of the "good" food groups (i.e. Veggies/Fruit, and Lowfat Protein).
  3. Must include ingredients I generally have around the house.
  4. Must be delicious.
  5. Must be easy to make.
That being said, I have found one of those recipes, and even though I have cooked it not once, but TWICE, in the last two weeks, I somehow failed to get a picture of it because my mouth was watering so much I just jumped in and ate like a furious tiger on a vegetarian diet!

The recipe was inspired by this picture, and they end up looking like this, even though my recipe is with chicken and zucchini.  But you get the idea...


 So, try this recipe.  It's delicious, easy, and low in points.


Effort Meter (1 to 5): 2
Delicious Meter (1 to 5): 5
Serving Suggestion: Serve with bulk cous cous tossed with green onions, garlic salt, olive oil, and pepper.  Also good with a green salad with sweet vinaigrette, orange slices, raisins, and feta.
Weight Watcher Points - About 4.5 for a skewer


1/4C Olive Oil
4 Cloves of Garlic, minced
1TSP Red Pepper Flakes
Juice from 2 Limes (or a lemon and a lime)
Juice from one orange, plus two more oranges, cut into 16 segments with rhine
2 Pounds of Chicken (boneless, skinless)
1 Cucumber, cut into rounds
1 Zucchini, cut into half-moons
Salt and Pepper, to taste


Marinate chicken, cucumber, zucchini and orange segments in mixture of olive oil, garlic, red pepper flakes, lime juice, orange juice, salt and pepper.  Let marinate for 15 minutes to an hour, then place on metal skewers, alternating between the chicken, cucumber, zucchini and oranges. Reserve excess marinade to drizzle on skewers while BBQ-ing.

BBQ on medium heat until chicken is cooked.  Serve with salad and fresh cous cous.

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