Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Spicy Chicken and Melon Kabobs

Recipe name: Spicy Chicken and Melon Kabobs
Source: Better Homes and Gardens
Servings: 4
Cookbook date: July 27

1 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves minced garlic
1/2 tsp dried rosemary, crushed
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp ground coriander
1/8 tsp ground black pepper
dash ground red pepper
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
4 skinles, boneless medium chicken breast halves
1/2 cantaloupe, peeled and cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
16 green onions, cut into 2 inch pieces
2 tbsp peach or apricot preserves

In a small saucepan heat oil. Add garlic, rosemary, cumin, salt, coriander and pepper. Heat and stir for 1 minute. Remove from heat; cool slightly. Stir in vinegar. Set aside. Rinse chicken; pat dry with paper towels. Cut each breast half into 1 inch pieces. On four 12-15 inch skewers, alternately thread chicken with cantaloupe and green onion. Brush all surfaces with vinegar mixture. Place skewers on the unheated rack of a broiler pan. Broil kabobs 4-5 inches from heat for 5 minutes. Stir preserves into remaining vinegar mixture. Brush on kabobs; turn kabobos and brush again. Broil 3-5 minutes more or until chicken is tender and no longer pink.

Tim posting once again. I took the lead on this recipe and found it to be dishes heavy. Despite making the kitchen look like a bomb went off, I think the recipe turned out great. I made a few changes to the recipes. The first being that I substituted green peppers for green onion. I remembered making this once before and I swear that the recipe called for peppers not onions. Tiffany thought otherwise and eventually we just agreed to disagree. I made Tiffany's kabobs with green onions and mine with green peppers.

The other major change was that I didn't have the brush washed so I drizzled to cover the kabobs instead of brushing. I think this may have resulted in losing some of the flavor so next time I will make sure I have the brush cleaned and prepared. Overall, both Tiffany and I liked this meal. One thing I will say is that the leftovers are no good so only cook enough for one sitting. I think any meal where you get to layer things on a kabob is a good one and this recipe is no exception.

1 comment:

Kevin said...

These sound really good! I like the use of the melon in the chicken kabobs.