Monday, January 2, 2012

Mediterranean Chicken Kabobs

I made this yummy dish last night - the husband liked it, so it passed the taste test! It very filling for only 300 calories.

Put the following on skewers (I didn't use any eggplant) and place in a oven safe dish:
2 large chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch cubes
1 small eggplant, peeled & sliced
1 small zucchini, sliced
1 purple onion, quartered
8 medium mushrooms, whole
8 cherry tomatoes, whole
12 large green olives

Combine the following and pour over the skewers:
1 cup chicken broth
2/3 cup balsamic vinegar
3 TBSP olive oil
2 TBSP dried mint leaves
2TBSP dried basil leaves
1TBSP dried oregano leaves

Let the skewers marinate for at least 2 hours, rotate them at the one hour mark. 
Turn the oven on broil (I used the high setting)
Broil kabobs 6 inches from heat source for 10 to 15 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center. Turn the kabobs at the 8 minute mark. 

Serve with couscous  (available at Kroger and Wal-Mart next to the rice).

 Couscous is a Greek side dish similar to rice, but much healthier. Sprinkle couscous with fresh lemon juice and fresh parsley if you have it. 

Nutritional Info Per Serving:
1 serving = 2 kabobs + 1/2 cup couscous
Calories: 300 (yay!)
Total Fat: 5g
Carbs: 32g
Fiber: 4g
Protein: 31g (yay!)
Sodium: 79mg

Since this entire meal only has 300 calories you could add another vegetable, green salad (no cheese or mayo based dressing allowed!) or eat one more kabob for an extra 100 calories (approx.).

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