I love hosting summer parties, especially on 4th of July! This simple recipe for grilled chicken skewers is low carb, delicious, and easy to make. The kids loved it!
Further Food Nutritionist Commentary:
Loaded with fresh colorful veg, these skewers are low in calories and fat, high in protein, rich in vitamins and minerals, and a snap to cook on the hot grill. Excellent for a summer weeknight meal -- sure to be a hit with kids and guests for a get-together, too!
By Heather Goesch, MPH, RDN, LDN
Simple Grilled Chicken Skewers with Red Wine Vinaigrette
For the Red Wine Vinaigrette Marinade:
1/2 cup olive oil
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 teaspoons organic italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon organic garlic powder
For the Skewers:
1 pound chicken tenders
2 large bell peppers (chopped)
1 medium purple onion (chopped)
- Soak your wooden skewers in water while you prepare the ingredients.
- Combine all of the ingredients for the vinaigrette into a large bowl and mix them well.
- Place the chicken and veggies in the marinade and let them sit for a few hours or overnight, if possible.
- Heat your grill up to medium heat and start placing the meat and veggies onto skewers. Alternate ingredients however you see fit.
- Grill the skewers until the chicken is cooked all the way through, turning them over a few times. Enjoy!
Per Serving: Calories: 198; Total Fat: 9g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 6g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 45mg; Sodium: 293mg; Potassium: 91mg; Carbohydrate: 4g; Fiber: 1g; Sugar: 3g; Protein: 22g
Nutrition Bonus: Vit C: 88%;Vit A: 25%
Note: Nutritional analyses reflects 1/3 marinade being consumed
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