Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Chicken Kabobs $5.00

I know we have Chicken Kabobs on the menu for Friday, but the kids just couldn't wait that long, so we had to mix it up a bit ... besides with my parents here, this was a super easy meal that I could stretch into food for seven not five without breaking the bank.  I had a pound of raw shrimp in the "stock pile", and added that as well.

Chicken Kabobs ($5.00)
1 lb chicken ($2.10)
1 large red pepper ($1.00)
1/4 red onion ($.20)
1 8-oz pkg mushrooms ($1.29)
balsamic vineagrette ($.40)

1.   thoroughly thaw chicken breast pieces, cut into approximately 1 inch cubes.
2.  cut pepper and onions into large chunks - again, about 1 inch
3.  peel mushrooms or brush small "icky parts" from mushroom ... you can wash them if that's your method of cleaning before eating, I prefer peeling.  Cut into half or thirds depending on size - or leave whole
4.  Line broiler pan with aluminum foil (for easy clean-up)
5.  Place desired combo of meat and veggies on metal or water-soaked wooden skewers.
6.  Lay skewers on covered broiler pan, brush with balsamic vineagrette.
7.  Broil approx. 6 inches from flames for 3 - 4 minutes
8.  Flip skewers and broil another 3-4 minutes
9.  If wooden skewers, serve, if metal skewers, remove food from skewers and serve.

As I said above, I added the pound of raw shrimp - same time required, and UHHH were the shrimp good.  The key, readers, is to really thaw the food before you use it ... neither chicken nor shrimp can be consumed undercooked, and we're recommending a short cooking time that will not work if your meat is not thoroughly thawed!  Do Not Eat Undercooked Shrimp or Chicken.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds so good and delicious! I had no idea what to make for dinner, and now I am looking forward to something delicious. Thanks Kim and Barbara!!