Recipe from our chefs: Honey, lemon, garlic chicken kabobs

Brush this simple lemon garlic marinade onto skewered chicken and veggies for a quick dinner. Lemon juice is a natural meat tenderizer, and raw garlic offers a boost to your health and a zing to your meal.

Try recruiting your children to help skewer the chicken and veggies. That just might get them more interested in veggies. 

Start to finish: 30 minutes

Recipe ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice, fresh 
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 each 6-ounce boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 red bell pepper and 1 green bell pepper, cut into chunks, about the same size as the chicken
  • 1 zucchini, cut into ½ moon slices 
  • 1 yellow squash, cut into ½ moon slices
  • 1 red onion cut into wedges
  • metal or wooden skewers

Recipe steps:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the chopped garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, honey, olive oil and black pepper.
  2. Place remaining ingredients onto the skewers, alternating between chicken, peppers, zucchini, yellow squash and red onions. Repeat for the additional skewers. 
  3. Heat oven to 425 F. Place skewers on parchment lined baking sheet.
  4. Brush chicken and vegetables with the marinade, turning kabobs to fully coat. 
  5. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until chicken and veggies are cooked through.

Nutrition Information per serving: 2 kabobs

Makes 4 servings

Calories: 392
Fat: 13 g
Sodium: 111 mg
Carbohydrates: 28 g
Fiber: 3 g
Sugars:  23.2 g
Protein: 41.7 g

For more healthy recipes and nutrition tips, visit https://wexnermedical.osu.edu/nutrition-services.

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