Low Calorie Chicken Kabob Recipe

By | December 22, 2008

Boneless Chicken Kabobs Recipe and Grilled Chicken

Chicken Kabob Ingredients:

1 pound skinless chicken breast, boneless, cut into 1 inch small pieces
1 tablespoon fresh ginger
2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
2 tablespoon fresh cilantro
1 Serrano Chile pepper, seeded and finely chopped
½ teaspoon ground cumin
¼ teaspoon garam masala, packed or homemade
½ teaspoon coriander, ground
¼ teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg, ground
½ medium red bell peppers, seeded and chopped into 1 inch pieces
½ medium green bell peppers, seeded and chopped into 1 inch pieces
1 cup fresh pineapple, cubed

Method:

  1. Take a large re-sealable plastic bag and place the chicken pieces in it. Add garlic, ginger, salt, oil, ground coriander, ground cumin, cilantro, garam masala, nutmeg and Serrano pepper in the plastic bag. Seal the bag and turn it several times so as all the added ingredients coat the chicken cubes. Place the bag in the refrigerator to chill for 2 to 6 hours.
  2. Take eight 10-12 inch skewers and thread chicken, pineapple, green bell pepper and red bell pepper alternatively. Don’t cramp all the pieces, leave ¼ inch space between them. Place the skewers on the rack on an uncovered grill directly over medium coals. Grill till the chicken is no longer pink or for about 10 to 12 minutes. To ensure that the chicken, pineapple and the peppers get brown evenly from all the sides turn the skewers occasionally.
  3. If you intend to broil the chicken instead of grilling then preheat the broiler and place the kabobs on an unheated rack of the broiler pan. Broil until till the chicken is no longer pink or for about 10 to 12 minutes, 4 to 5 inches away from the heat. To ensure that the chicken, pineapple and the peppers get brown evenly from all the sides turn the skewers occasionally. This recipe makes 4 servings.

Health Tip:

  • Ginger chicken kabob is a low calorie low fat recipe with high protein content. Per serving this recipe provides around 175 calories, 3 gm total fat and 27 gm protein.
  • This recipe also provides 66 mg cholesterol and 212 mg sodium per serving.
  • Choose only skinless chicken for the recipe to keep the calories and total fat content low. Poultry with skin will provide almost same amount of protein and other micronutrients but is high in saturated fat and cholesterol. So remove any skin from the chicken before preparing it to avoid high fat or cholesterol values.

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