Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Lemon Chicken Skewers (Recipe / Guest Post)

Lemon Chicken Skewers
By Tina Haupert,
Author of Carrots 'N' Cake: Healthy Living One Carrot and Cupcake At A Time

Chicken cooked on skewers is fun to eat, and preparing it like this is a good way to limit the amount of protein on my plate. These are delicious and super quick.

juicing lemons

Ingredients
  • 2 chicken cutlets
  • 1/4 preserved lemon (store-bought), flesh discarded, peel finely chopped (see note below)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed through a press
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
Soak 8 (6-inch) bamboo skewers in water for 30 minutes.

Place the cutlets between sheets of waxed paper on a cutting board, and pound with a rolling pin or meat mallet until 1/4 inch thick. Cut the pieces into 1-inch strips.

Combine the preserved lemon, oil, garlic, pepper flakes, oregano, salt, and pepper in a bowl, and mix well. Add the chicken and toss to coat.

Preheat the broiler. Line a baking sheet with foil. Thread the chicken strips into skewers. Place the skewers on the prepared baking sheet and broil the chicken about 6 inches from the heat source until cooked through, 1 to 2 minutes.

Makes 8 small skewers.

The above is an excerpt from the book Carrots 'N' Cake: Healthy Living One Carrot and Cupcake At A Time by Tina Haupert. The above excerpt is a digitally scanned reproduction of text from print. Although this excerpt has been proofread, occasional errors may appear due to the scanning process. Please refer to the finished book for accuracy.

Copyright © 2011 Tina Haupert, author of Carrots 'N' Cake: Healthy Living One Carrot and Cupcake At A Time


Author Bio

Tina Haupert is certified as a Nutrition and Wellness Consultant through the American Fitness Professionals and Associates (AFPA). She publishes her blog Carrots 'N' Cake on a daily basis and also writes another blog called Trading Up Downtown for a nutritional rating company called NuVal. Additionally, Tina writes a weekly feature for Health.com as part of their Feel Great Weight program, and she also promotes events online and via social media for a local fine wines company called Gordon's Wines and Liquors. Tina lives in Boston, Massachusetts, with her husband, Mal, and her pug, Murphy.

For more information please visit http://carrotsncake.com/ and Amazon, and follow the author on Facebook and Twitter.

Note (from Melissa):  If you can't find preserved lemons in your area, you might be interested in this recipe or this substitution idea (scroll down to the Notes).

Image credit:  Flickr user Chiot's Run

Disclosure: The book cover image contains an affiliate link. If you click through my Amazon.com link and complete a purchase, I will receive a small commission. Thanks for supporting my habit of daily eating.

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