Spicy Buttermilk Chicken and Vegetable Kebabs

We make our own spice blend here, so that we can control the sodium and use fresh ingredients.

Spicy Buttermilk Chicken and Vegetable Kebabs

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 tbsp grated fresh garlic
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/4 tsp ground red pepper
  • 1/8 tsp paprika
  • 1 1/2 lb skinless, boneless, chicken breasts, cut into 1-in pieces
  • 16 oz multicolored cherry tomatoes
  • 2 large orange bell peppers, cut into 1-in pieces
  • 1 red onion, cut into 1-in pieces
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat grill to high.
  2. Combine first 7 ingredients in a bowl. Thread chicken onto 4 10-inch skewers. Thread tomatoes, bell peppers, and onion alternately onto 8 10-inch skewers. Brush chicken and vegetable kebabs with half of buttermilk mixture.
  3. Coat grill with cooking spray. Place kebabs on grill; grill 5 minutes. Turn and grill 5 minutes or until chicken is done, brushing chicken and vegetables with remaining buttermilk mixture. Remove kebabs from grill. Sprinkle with salt and black pepper. Serves 4 (serving size: 1 chicken kebab and 2 vegetable kebabs).

 

I chose to serve this with Cheddar and Almond Broccoli Salad. We microwave the broccoli for about half the suggested time so it maintains its texture instead of becoming soggy.

Ingredients:

  • 1 12-oz package fresh steam-in-bag broccoli florets
  • 3 tbsp shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 tbsp canola mayonnaise
  • 1 oz. 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tbsp minced red onion
  • 1 tsp grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • 1 tbsp sliced almonds, toasted

Directions:

  1. Place broccoli package in microwave; microwave on high for 1 1/2 minutes.
  2. Combine cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, and cream cheese in a large bowl. Add broccoli, onion, and next 5 ingredients (through garlic), stirring to combine. Sprinkle with almonds. Serves 4 (serving size: 3/4 cup).
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