Bourbon Chicken Skewers

Bourbon Chicken Skewers

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

The deliciously thick, barbeque-based sauce on these chicken and zucchini skewers is flavored with bourbon and soy. Ready in just 35 minutes, this southern-inspired recipe is perfect served with brown rice and a side salad.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • ⅓ cup barbeque sauce
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar (see Tip)
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon or apple juice
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 8 8- to 10-inch skewers (see Tip)
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 medium zucchini, cut into 1-inch-thick pieces
  • 4 green onions, cut into 2-inch-long pieces


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  1. For bourbon sauce, in a small saucepan combine barbecue sauce, brown sugar, bourbon, soy sauce, cider vinegar and salt. Bring to a boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, 3 to 5 minutes or until thickened.
  2. On skewers, alternately thread chicken, zucchini and green onions, leaving ¼ inch between pieces. Brush with bourbon sauce. For a charcoal or gas grill, grill skewers on the rack of a covered grill directly over medium heat 5 minutes. Turn and brush again with bourbon sauce; discard any remaining sauce. Grill 5 to 7 minutes more or until chicken is no longer pink, turning occasionally.
  • Tips: If using a sugar substitute, we recommend Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend or Sugar Twin® Granulated Brown. Follow package directions to use product amount equivalent to 2 tablespoons brown sugar. Nutrition Facts Per Serving with Substitute: Same as below, except 213 cal., 14 g carb. (11 g sugars).
  • If using wooden skewers, soak in enough water to cover 30 minutes; drain before using.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 2 skewers
  • Per serving: 225 calories; 5 g fat(1 g sat); 1 g fiber; 18 g carbohydrates; 23 g protein; 23 mcg folate; 108 mg cholesterol; 15 g sugars; 276 IU vitamin A; 8 mg vitamin C; 38 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 510 mg sodium; 400 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 3 lean protein, 1½ vegetable, ½ other carbohydrate

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