These Kebobs were marinated in a delicious yogurt sauce and were spectacular! My co-worker is from Armenia and she gave me this delicious gluten free recipe. I modified it a bit to make it lower in fat but the results are still fabulous. I wanted to food prep for myself and my family and decided to try this. It's a large amount of chicken but no reason you can't modify it and make half. I cooked half of the chicken and froze the rest.
I marinated the chicken overnight and cooked it the next day, anything more then that will cause the chicken to be mushy. This was probably the best kebobs I have ever had. I didn't make a sauce but I think a tzatziki sauce would be nice as well. The red onions and different colored peppers were a great addition. I ate this with a salad but my son had it with Jasmine rice.
I packed the chicken in different sized containers since my goal is to lose weight and my children are trying to gain weight. So I made 4 oz containers for myself and 6 oz containers for my kids. If you were packing with the goal of losing weight this would make 8 four ounce servings.
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1.5 oz garlic, 12 cloves
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 2 tsp paprika
- 2 tsp ground cumin
- 2 tbsp lemon juice, fresh
- 6 oz 2% fat Greek yogurt, Fage
- 2 tbsp light mayonnaise
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1 tbsp chopped parsley
- 4 pounds skinless chicken breasts, cubed
- 1 large red onion, quartered
- 1 red pepper, cubed
- 1 green pepper, cubed
- 1 yellow pepper, cubed
In the blender, add all of the ingredients, except for the parsley. Blend until you have a creamy mixture. Add the chopped parsley and mix. set aside
Clean and remove fat from chicken breasts. Cube chicken into 1-1.5 in cubes.
In a large bowl, combine all of the sauce and chicken
Refrigerate overnight or for 2 days as my colleague suggested.
Heat grill, then turn burners to medium low. spray with Pam
Using metal skewers thread the chicken and alternate the onions and peppers. I didn't follow any particular pattern. I started with the chicken and then added a piece of onion and 2 pieces different colored peppers until I filled the skewers
Add kebobs to grill and cook for about 8 min on each side. I cooked them for another 4 min turning them every 2 min to get them a little charred.
Remove from grill and let sit for a couple of minutes, serve
Yields: Servings: 10, Serving size: 4 oz, Smart points: 6, Calories: 287.9, Total Fat: 12.6g, Saturated Fat: 3.3g, Cholesterol: 92.7mg, Sodium: 555mg, Carbs: 6.4g, Fiber: 1.2g, Sugar: 2.7g, Protein: 37.6g