Friday, June 11, 2010

A Healthy Meal Just in Time for Summer

Kelly Noble has provided us with this great recipe to wrap up "Fellow Blogger Week."
Check it out below!

In an attempt to not only take advantage of the beautiful grilling weather that has blessed my great state of Colorado, but also to help get in shape for bathing suit season, I have been experimenting with some healthy recipes for the grill. There is always one very important requirement for me to cook something healthy, and that is the dish must have flavor. I simply will not eat healthy if it does not taste good! What is the point in that! So here is a very easy and very tasty recipe for grill chicken kabobs with an orange ginger sauce that is sure to please even the pickiest eaters. They will never know its good for them...

Ingredients:

Juice of 3 oranges
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon honey
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 tablespoon grated peeled fresh ginger
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch cubes
6 large sprigs of rosemary about 10 to 12 inches long, with half the leaves removed

Directions:

Preheat a grill or grill pan on medium high heat.

Place the orange juice into a small saucepan and cook over medium heat until the orange juice has the consistency of a very thin syrup. Add the Dijon, honey, garlic, and ginger and continue cooking over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat to allow flavors to meld and reserve.

Evenly divide the cubed chicken among the rosemary sprigs and skewer the chicken onto the exposed part of the rosemary sprigs. Lightly brush the grill with oil and grill chicken for 1 to 2 minutes on each side or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165F on an instant read thermometer and the pink is all gone. Remove skewers from the grill to a serving plate, drizzle with the orange sauce and serve immediately.

For more healthy recipes check out the following:

Chimichurri steak salad
Lime Dijon Salmon
Rainy Day Posole
Sassy Seafood Tacos
Spicy Thai and Sweet Basil Chicken Stir Fry

About the guest blogger: Kelly Noble is the Social Media Geek for Foodservicewarehouse.com, a foodservice equipment and supply provider that also specializes in industry education. She has been an avid wine drinker and home cook for over 8 years and writes the Wine & Dine blog which focuses on her recipes, food trends and favorite wines. Learn more about Kelly HERE.

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