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Spiced Chicken Skewers With Grapes

Spiced Chicken Skewers With Grapes 4.000

Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post

Nourish Jun 1, 2017

These skewers turn basic grilled chicken breast into an irresistibly flavorful and fragrant dish. The meat is tossed with a mix of dried spices --- no marinating time needed — then skewered with fresh green grapes that take on a deep, mellow flavor once grilled.

They can be done on the outdoor grill as well.

You’ll need to soak 8 wooden/bamboo skewers for 30 minutes before using.


Servings:
4

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Tested size: 4 servings

Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic (garlic powder)
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 1/4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 1 1/2 cups seedless green grapes
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil or other neutral tasting oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, plus lemon wedges for serving
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro leaves, for garnish

Directions

Whisk together the ginger, garlic, crushed red pepper flakes, salt, black pepper and turmeric in a mixing bowl. Add the chicken and toss to coat evenly.

Alternate the chicken and grapes as you thread them onto the skewers. (There should be about 5 pieces of chicken and 4 grapes on each skewer; you may have a few grapes left over.) Brush with the oil.

Preheat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Working in batches as needed, cook the skewers about 6 minutes total, turning them once or twice, until grill marks have formed, the grapes have softened and the chicken is cooked through.

Sprinkle with the lemon juice and cilantro; serve with lemon wedges.


Recipe Source

From nutritionist and cookbook author Ellie Krieger.

Tested by Kara Elder.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 270


% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 11g 17%

Saturated Fat: 2g 10%

Cholesterol: 105mg 35%

Sodium: 210mg 9%

Total Carbohydrates: 10g 3%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: 8g

Protein: 32g


*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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