Tested till perfect Grilled Chicken and Mango Kabobs

Grilled Chicken and Mango Kabobs

Succulent chunks of chicken and colourful skewers of fruit and vegetables make a pretty plate. Setting part of the marinade aside for basting the chicken ensures that you don't transfer raw chicken juices to the cooked food.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: June 2003

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  • Portion size 4


  • 1 tsp 1tspgrated lime rind
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cuplime juice
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspvegetable oil
  • 3 3cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp 2tspchili powder
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspsalt
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspcayenne pepper
  • 3 3boneless skinless chicken breastboneless skinless chicken breasts, 1 lb (500 g) total
  • 2 tsp 2tspliquid honey
  • 2 2mangomangoes
  • 1 1sweet red peppersweet red peppers
  • 1 1small red onionred onions or sweet onion, cut_in 1-inch chunks
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In small bowl, whisk together lime rind and juice, oil, garlic, chili powder, salt and cayenne pepper.

Cut chicken into 1-inch (2.5 cm) cubes; place in separate bowl. Pour half of the marinade over top and toss to coat; let stand for 20 minutes. Stir honey into remaining marinade; set aside. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate separately for up to 4 hours.)

Meanwhile, cut off mango flesh from each side of pit. Cut grid pattern of 3/4-inch (2 cm) squares in flesh of each side down to (but not through) skin. Gently push skin to turn inside out; cut off flesh. Chop any flesh left on pit.

Core, seed and cut red pepper into 3/4-inch (2 cm) pieces. Onto each of 4 long or 8 short skewers, alternately thread mango and red pepper pieces; brush with half of the reserved honey marinade.

Alternately thread chicken and 2 or 3 onion pieces onto each of 4 more long or 8 short skewers. Discard marinade used for chicken. Place kabobs on greased grill over medium-high heat; close lid and grill, turning and basting chicken once with remaining honey marinade, until fruit is softened and chicken is no longer pink inside, about 8 minutes.

Additional information :

Substitution: Use a small cantaloupe instead of the mangoes.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 291 pro 26g total fat 8g sat. fat 1g
carb 31g fibre 4g chol 63mg sodium 308mg

% RDI:

calcium 4 iron 7 vit A 45 vit C 128
folate 12
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