Slightly spiced, with the tang of Greek yogurt, the chicken kabobs are a must grill!
This week Sunday Supper is teaming up with American Family Insurance to help families eat healthy. No matter if you are on the go, are working on a budget, or just want to enjoy the summer outdoors, your family can find a way to eat healthy and feel great about doing it.
It is simple, and I am living proof. I had surgery 10 years ago and lost 160 pounds. Since then I have kept it off, my son has lost 40 pounds, my daughter 40, and my darling Kevin has lost 20 pounds. Go family!!
How have we done it? A special diet? Work out plan? Nope! It has simply been a matter of changing our eating habits and getting up off of our ummm, nether regions.
I can tell you that I don’t deny us though. I am not a tyrant in the kitchen, banning the family from pasta and sweets. I have just adjusted what we eat, how much we eat, and when we eat. I mean I am a huge pasta lover, and if anyone tried to tell me that I couldn't have pasta I would laugh and then promptly eject them from my kitchen. It is all about balance, all things in moderation right? Oh and flavor! If it doesn't taste good I won’t eat it, let alone serve it to anyone else.
My goal? To work within our budget, yet come up with dishes that make you say WOW. One great way to do that is to marinate your meats. It will take a dish from bland to BAM easily and inexpensively.
With it being summer, the majority of our proteins are being cooked on the grill. It not only adds another layer of flavor, but it gets us outside on the back deck enjoying the whole process with each other.
On this night it was just Kevin and I. I wanted something that wasn't going to glue Kevin to the grill. So I decided some kabobs marinated with Greek yogurt and spices were just what the Dr. ordered. I chose chicken thighs VS breast because thighs are lower in price and much more forgiving on the grill. Also, thighs may be a bit higher in calories, but by using boneless, skinless thighs that amount is very small. So I say go for the ease, flavor, and give your wallet a break!
Spiced Yogurt Chicken Kabobs
- 8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
- 8 wooden skewers
- 3 lemons, 2 sliced. 1 zested and juiced
- 1 cup Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 2 teaspoons turmeric
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- Kosher salt
- Soak the wooden skewers in water for 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile, In a shallow baking dish, combine the Greek yogurt, olive oil, lemon zest and juice, garlic, cumin, coriander, turmeric, and crushed read pepper flakes. Add salt to taste.
- Cut the chicken thighs into 1/2 inch strips.
- Weave chicken strips onto the wooden skewers.
- Place the skewers in the yogurt mixture, making sure all of the chicken is coated well. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes.
- Preheat the grill, or grill pan, to medium high heat.
- Remove kabobs from marinade and shake the excess off. Discard leftover marinade.
- Grill the kabobs for 10 to 12 minutes, turning occasionally.
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 30 mins.
Total time: 42 mins.
Tags: chicken, lemon, greek yogurt, garlic, Healthy Dishes, American Family Insurance, AmFam, #SundaySupper
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