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Monday, May 18, 2009

Five Spice Chicken Kabobs

I'm on a desperate hunt for good grilling recipes. Summer is nearing and my husband want nothing to do with the stove, so I grabbed this recipe from my Better Homes and Gardens cookbook. We skipped the peppers because I don't like them. It's a great recipe, easy to throw together since there is no marinating, and delicious. The flavor was actually pretty light, and I might kick it up a notch next time.

Five Spice Chicken Kabobs
Reworded from Better Homes and Gardens Bridal Edition
Makes 6 servings

1/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed (I just reduced 1/2 cup OJ over low heat in a saucepan)
2 Tablespoons honey
1 Tablespoon soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon, five-spice powder
dash ground ginger
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 cup fresh pineapple chunks or one 8-ounce can pineapple chunks, drained
1 medium green sweet pepper, cut into one inch pieces
1 medium red sweet pepper, cut into one inch pieces
2 cups hot cooked rice

1. For glaze, in a small bowl combine orange juice concentrate, honey, soy sauce, five-spice powder, and ginger. Set aside.
2. Cut chicken into 1 inch pieces. On 6 long metal skewers, alternately thread chicken, pineapple, and peppers, leaving 1/4 inch space between pieces.
3. For a charcoal grill, grill kabobs on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals for 12-14 minutes or until no longer pink, turning and brushing once with glaze up to the last 5 minutes of grilling. For gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place kabobs on grill rack over heat. Cover and grill as above. Serve with hot cooked rice.


elly said...

These sound great! DH is sort of anti-chicken on the grill (he thinks it's unmanly or something, lol) but I am going to convince him to make these.

Joelen said...

These are great and I like the use of five spice powder in this recipe!

Kerstin said...

What a perfect recipe for the grill! I love how healthy AND flavorful this recipe looks!

Melissa @ For the Love of Health said...

That looks so good. I would love some right now in fact. :-) I love kabobs! I can taste them!

Thanks for sharing!

Colleen said...

These look great for an appetizer or an entree!