2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs, trimmed and cut into bite-sized pieces
2 large oranges
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
How to Make It
Combine 1/2 cup Pomegranate-Orange Dressing and chicken in a large zip-top plastic bag. Seal and marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes, turning bag occasionally.
Prepare grill to medium-high heat.
Cut each orange into 8 wedges; cut each wedge crosswise into 3 pieces.
Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade. Thread chicken and orange pieces alternately onto each of 16 (10-inch) skewers. Sprinkle evenly with salt and pepper. Place kebabs on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 5 minutes on each side or until chicken is done, basting occasionally with remaining 1/2 cup Pomegranate-Orange Dressing. Place kebabs on a platter; sprinkle with mint.
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This dressing was more like a bath, not a marinade. After a 30 minute soak, I was disappointed that there wasn't more flavor. So I did more chicken, and bathed it for about 10 hrs. Lemme tell ya, that idea with alternating oranges on the skewer was disastrous. Well seasoned to full on drip, noticed my skewers without oranges did not stick. After first batch came off, desiring more heat, added a full teaspoon of red pepper to the remaining chicken still in the soup and the results were better. I wasn't super impressed. But I will work on this, until i give up on how to get that full on fruit flavor in there. I feed 12 to 15 twice a day so, not too much time for play. Fairly good recipe.
This recipe is delicious! I made kebabs with boneless skinless breasts, marinated about 2 hours and cooked on the grill. I had some pieces leftover and marinated them overnight, then cooked them in a saute pan the next day for lunch - still delicious! Served with minty bulgur wheat peach salad (Cooking Light, July 2009).
Followed recipe exactly, and it was splendid as a marinade and sauce for chicken kabobs. Reviewer ToadHill should quit whining. No one forced her/him to make this sauce. There is absolutely nothing tyrannical about this or any other recipe.
I substituted 2tbl of honey and 2tbl of pure pomegranate juice for the Pom/molasses and was very pleased. I also marinated over night and the flavor was delicious! Guests loved it and we served with roasted. Brussels sprouts and mango salsa. Definitely a keeper!
loved, loved, loved the flavor of the chicken. Kids (19 & 14) didnt care too much for the oranges tho. I'm making it again for a party on Sunday so I think I'll make appetizer size kebabs with only 1 orange piece
The recipe may be outstanding as fixed, but is way too overcomplicated. Pommegranite Orange Dressing?? Come on over to the ergonomic way of writing recipes so that people have the items on hand and can substitute easily. One current food writer refers to this kind of recipe as "recipe tyranny." I would say this is a prime example...I have to make a trip to a well-supplied grocery and spend money to make it!
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