Monday, April 8, 2013

Chicken and Grape Skewers

I had one of those wonderful grilled rib-eye steaks at the bakery Friday and it has got me in the mood for grilling.  It was getting nice enough to grill outside but it is raining the next couple of days so guess I’ll have to grill inside.  That will work too.  These beautiful huge grapes were on sale at Fareway’s this week so here is a simple great recipe for the inside grill or outside. 

2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into ¾ inch cubes
8 (10-inch) skewers
1 1/2 cups seedless green grapes
Cooking spray
1 lemon, cut into wedges
Fresh chopped mint or parsley for garnish

In a medium sized bowl whisk together the oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic, cumin,  and salt. Add the chicken to the marinade and toss to coat. Marinate the chicken for 20 minutes. While the chicken is marinating, soak the skewers in water if wooden.

Thread 4 pieces of the chicken and 4 grapes onto the skewers, alternating them. Spray a  prepared grill. Grill the chicken until cooked through, about 3 to 4 minutes per side. Sprinkle with fresh mint, chives or parsley and serve with lemon wedges.

Tomorrow I'll share a basic recipe that Sal and I made 3 different desserts out of this weekend.  If you like coconut, and I do, you'll like this one. 

Happy grilling.  Be happy and may God bless you and yours.

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