Skewers of Rosemary Chicken and Zucchini

If using wooden skewers, soak them in lemon juice for 30 minutes before grilling. This moistens the skewers so they don't char during grilling, and it infuses the food with more flavor from the inside out.

Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 2 skewers)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 183
  • Calories from fat: 30%
  • Fat: 6.1g
  • Saturated fat: 1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.7g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.8g
  • Protein: 27.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 4.1g
  • Fiber: 1.4g
  • Cholesterol: 66mg
  • Iron: 1.4mg
  • Sodium: 370mg
  • Calcium: 38mg

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons grated lemon rind
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic, divided
  • 1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/4 pounds zucchini, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • Cooking spray

Preparation

  1. Place rind, rosemary, 1 tablespoon oil, and 1 teaspoon garlic in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add chicken; seal bag and refrigerate 1 hour.
  2. Prepare grill.
  3. Combine 1 tablespoon oil, 1 teaspoon garlic, juice, salt, and pepper, stirring with a whisk.
  4. Thread chicken and zucchini alternately onto each of 12 (12-inch) skewers. Place kebabs on grill rack coated with cooking spray, and grill 12 minutes or until chicken is done, turning once. Drizzle with juice mixture.
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