Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Skewers for Weight loss Diet

Mango Chicken Skewers
1 tsp. lime rind, grated
1/4 cup lime juice
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 tsp. honey
2 mangoes
1 sweet red pepper
1 small red or sweet onion, cut into 1-inch chunks

In small bowl, whisk together lime rind and juice, oil, garlic, chili powder, salt, and cayenne pepper. Cut chicken into 1-inch cubes and place in separate bowl. Pour half of the marinade over top and toss to coat; let stand for 20 minutes. Stir honey into remaining marinade and set aside. (Better yet, cover and refrigerate separately for up to 4 hours.) Meanwhile, cut off mango flesh from each side of pit. Cut in a grid pattern of 3/4-inch squares in flesh of each side down to (but not through) skin. Gently push skin to turn inside out; cut off flesh. Chop any flesh left on pit. Core, seed and cut red pepper into 3/4-inch pieces. Onto each of 8 skewers, alternately thread mango, pepper, onion, and chicken pieces. Brush with half of the reserved honey marinade. Discard marinade used for chicken. Place kabobs on a lightly-greased grill over medium-high heat; close lid and grill, turning and basting chicken once with remaining honey marinade until fruit is softened and chicken is no longer pink inside, about 8 minutes. Makes 4 servings.

These are great for parties, any special occasions and your weight loss program including the P90x workout program

Preparation Time: 40 minutes
Cooking Time: 8 minutes
Nutritional Information: (per serving)
Calories: 255 Protein: 14 g Fiber: 4 g Carbs: 35 g Fat Total: 8 g Saturated Fat: 1 g

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