Healthy Curried Chicken and Veggie Skewers with Crispy Garlic and Sumac

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These delicious and healthy kebabs are filled with powerful, natural anti-inflammatory agents and disease fighting compounds, see what Dr. Weil has to say.

Prep: 10-15 min

Marinate Time: 2 hours at least, the longer the better.

Cook: 10 min for garlic, around 15-20 min for the skewers

Serves: 2-4 depending on how many other things you are serving.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Onion, cut in half then quartered, into squares
  • 1 Squash, sliced in 1/2 inch think rings
  • 1 Zucchini, sliced in 1/2 inch think rings
  • 7 Large mushrooms, quartered
  • 1 large chicken breast, cubed 1/2 inch by 1/2 inch
  • 1 green bell, cut into squares
  • 5 limes, 1 lemon, juiced
  • 5 cloves of toasted garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp Sumac, I got this from my husbands parents that are currently in South Korea and I’ve never cooked with it until now, it’s lovely!  It can be found at specialty shops and could be omitted if you don’t have any luck finding it, just replace it with some lemon zest (1/2 tsp).
  • 2 tsp olive oil, one for marinade and one for garlic
  • 1 TBS Curry
  • 1 TBS Garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tsp red pepper, dried
  • 1 tsp pepper, freshly ground (I used 3 types, black, pink, and white).
  • 1 tsp sea salt

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, chop up garlic and place small baking dish with 1 tsp of olive oil, bake 10-15 min or until golden.
  2. Cut up produce and chicken as described above and place in a large casserole.
  3. Add all spices, cooked garlic, citrus juice, and olive oil, mix well coating all the pieces.
  4. Marinate for two hours at least, you can marinate over night as well.
  5. Soak skewers in water (7-8 skewers).
  6. Skewer up your kebabs alternating veggies while adding chicken here and there, I put 2-3 pieces of chicken on each skewer, so they were predominately veggies.  Reserve the marinade if there is any left and put in a small stock pot and boil for 30 sec, use this to drizzle on kebabs once they are done BBQ’ing.
  7. Grill on charcoal or broil, turning to get all sides for about 15-20 min, or until chicken is done.
  8. Drizzle with reserved marinade if desired.

Serve with couscous.  CHEERS!

Marinating

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About zestybeandog

I live in Austin with my wonderful husband, dog Ginger, and cat Skiddy. We are a pretty laid back group (except for Ginger). When I'm not teaching yoga, personal training, or dog walking... I'm in the kitchen. I'm always experimenting with new ingredients and thinking of ways to prepare fresh foods in a unique way. I hope to update the blog 4-5 times a week. I've had several friends, family, and clients inquire about my recipes so here it goes. What to expect: Healthy recipes that are good for you, some classics (that have been spruced up), some not so healthy recipes (still made with quality ingredients that can be enjoyed in moderation), and beer and wine parings/reviews! I hope you enjoy, cheers!

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