Lemon Chicken Skewers Recipe from Carrots ‘N’ Cake

May 23rd, 2011

Dinner is almost ready! Maybe not just yet, but you might really like this healthy dinner idea from fellow blogger Tina Haupert, who writes over at Carrots ‘N’ Cake. Coming up soon, I’ll post a review of Haupert’s new book, Carrots ‘N’ Cake: Healthy Living One Carrot and Cupcake at a Time.

I received a free copy of Carrots ‘N’ Cake for review. See privacy and disclosures for more info.

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.

2 chicken cutlets
1/4 preserved lemon (store-bought), flesh discarded, peel finely chopped
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.

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.Com

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