Grilled Chicken with Mango and Nectarine Kabobs
Fire up the grill with these delicious and super easy to make kabobs. Just a few ingredients—that can be easily substituted with a variety of fruit—and you can make a superb dish that is not only yummy but also highly nutritious!
For this recipe I used mangoes, which pack about 200% of vitamin C recommendation for the day! Mangoes also have about 70% of the daily value for vitamin A! Remember, like most fruits, mangoes have insignificant amount of fats, and sodium, and although fruits don’t contain too much protein, they are for sure a cocktail of vitamins and minerals. Also, the carbohydrate content in fruits comes mainly in the form of fructose (fruit sugar) that gives us energy. And let’s not forget fruits contain the gut-friendly dietary fiber that aids with digestion, lowers cholesterol and so much more.
So, what happens when you pair this incredible fruit with a lean protein like chicken breast and complement it with salad or fresh corn tortillas? To me this sounds like a super balanced and healthy meal.
In addition, this recipe can be particularly appealing to children, so if you happen to have a picky eater at home, this is likely to be a winner! Have your child choose the fruit of his choice so he is most likely to eat it.
Ingredients & Method (Yield: 5 -6 Kabobs)
- 1 ½ Tbsp dried oregano
- ½ tsp dried Rosemary
- 2 Limes, juiced
- 1 Tbsp sesame oil
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 Tbsp low sodium Soy Sauce
- ½ cumin powder
- 1 ½ tsp brown sugar (Agave or Honey also work)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 3 Skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into 1 ½ “ cubes
- 2 medium size nectarines cut into wedges
- 1 Mango, cut into cubes
Mix all ingredients except chicken and fruit to make marinade.
Add Marinade to chicken and refrigerate for at least 2 hours (ideally leave overnight).
Slightly oil the grill grates. Set to medium-High heat.
Once chicken has marinated, discard remaining marinade. Use wooden skewers (previously soaked in water) and thread the chicken with the fruit.
Grill kabobs for about 7 minutes per side until chicken looks white and juices run clear.
Note: A variety of fruit can be used in this recipe. Papaya and pineapple chucks taste wonderfully as well.