Use the vegetables you have on hand with chunks of chicken for a 20-minute family-friendly meal.
2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice, divided
2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
8 (1-inch) pieces yellow bell pepper
8 cherry tomatoes
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 small red onion, cut into 8 wedges
2 tablespoons plain low-fat yogurt
2 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
1 tablespoon commercial pesto
How to Make It
Combine rind, 1 tablespoon juice, garlic, oil, salt, and pepper. Toss with bell pepper, tomatoes, chicken, and onion. Thread vegetables and chicken onto 4 (12-inch) skewers. Place skewers on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Broil 12 minutes or until chicken is done, turning occasionally.
Combine 1 teaspoon juice, yogurt, sour cream, and pesto. Serve sauce with kebabs.
This review is for the veggie portion of the kabobs and the creamy pesto. We didn't use chicken as I had other meat to use up. The veggie kabobs were delicious enough! I prepped them an hour in advance so they could sit in the marinade and soften up a bit before skewering and grilling them. (I'm sure broiling them would be fine too, but oh, that charcoal fire taste!) The creamy pesto was wonderful. I only had artichoke pesto on hand, but the sauce was very good. It was a perfect complement to the grilled veggies. Next time I will try the chicken and a basil pesto, but definitely grilled. Easy to do, easy to vary, and totally tasty.
We wanted to make it healthy (sans chickens) and it turned out GrEaT! Here's our new version:
Veggie Chick’n Kebabs with Creamy Pesto Naan Sandwich
Same ingredient list; just add:
• Veggie chick’n nuggets; either from Whole Foods Service deli (amazing) or any brand you like
• Naan bread or any type of pita, wrap etc.
When veggies are done and cooled; slice and dice them.
Combine all and serve inside naan bread wrap….
Veggie chick’n nuggets; either from Whole Foods Service deli (amazing)--
Call your Whole foods to see if they have these in their deli; most carry them but not every day; check first.
Crispy Gold’n Chik’n Nuggets
Crispy Chik'n Nuggets
Morningstar Farms®Chik'n Nuggets
Gardein | Chick'n Strips/Cubes | Vegetarian Meat
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Chicken-Free Strips - Grilled | Beyond Meat®
I substituted 3 TB 0% plain greek yogurt for the 2 TB sour cream + 2 TB low fat plain yogurt & still enjoyed the pesto. I baked them in an oven but I imagine that they would work well on a grill. If possible, make your own pesto instead of a store-bought version. I would definitely make this again & the sauce could work well with other dishes.