Monday, August 25, 2008

Yogurt For Dinner???

You bet ya! I love chicken kebabs, so I was excited to try a recipe from my new summer cookbook that I received in the summer exchange swap . The marinade of yogurt, garlic and lemon was so good, I reserved some and drizzled it over the cooked chicken and veggies. I made a couple of slight changes to give it more of a Greek feel and served it gyro style in some grilled whole wheat Greek style pitas. I love good food that's actually for that's good for you!

Chicken and Lemon Skewers
adapted from Easy Summer Food - Simple Recipes for Sunny Days

1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 cup plain fat free yogurt
2 garlic cloves, crushed I used 4, I LOVE garlic
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
grated zest and freshly squeezed juice of 1 lemon
1-2 tsp ground chiles I omitted
1 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro I omitted and added 1/2 tbsp dried oregano
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
12 bamboo skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes
I added some pieces of green pepper and onion, and red cherry and quartered yellow tomatoes

Cut the chicken lengthwise into 1/8 strips and put in a shallow ceramic dish.

Put all the marinade ingredients in a bowl, stir well, and pour over chicken. Turn to coat, cover and let marinate in the fridge over night. (I only marinated for about 5 hours, nest time I will over night, and I reserved some to drizzled over the cooked food)

The next day, thread the chicken onto the soaked skewers, zig-zagging the meat back and forth as you go.

Cook on a preheated outdoor grill or under a hot broiler for 3 to 4 minutes on each side until lightly charred and tender. I also grilled the vegetables at the same time. Let cool slightly before serving.


Elly said...

Yummy! I love marinating chicken in yogurt. These kabobs look delicious :)

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