Serve these easy grilled chicken kebabs with apple and cabbage slaw and potatoes for a healthy dinner that's great for summer cookouts. Leave yourself enough time to marinate the chicken for up to three hours in the simple orange-ginger marinade before threading it onto skewers and putting them on the grill. Source: What to Eat with Diabetes 2019

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  • Zest and juice orange. Combine 1/3 cup of the orange juice, 1/2 tsp. of the orange zest, onion, mustard, ginger, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Place chicken in a sealable plastic bag set in a shallow dish. Pour the marinade over the chicken. Seal the bag; turn to coat the chicken. Refrigerate for 1 to 3 hours, turning once or twice.

  • Preheat grill to medium. Drain the chicken, discarding the marinade. Thread the chicken onto nine 6- to 8-inch skewers, place on grill rack, and close grill cover. Grill the kebabs, turning once, until the chicken is no longer pink, about 15 minutes.

  • Serve the kebabs with slaw and potatoes.


Note: If you're following our 1,500-calorie diabetes meal plan, transfer the chicken from one of the kebabs to an airtight container; refrigerate to use in Creamy Roasted Vegetable Soup with Chicken (see Associated Recipes).

Equipment: Nine 6- to 8-inch skewers

Nutrition Facts

452 calories; 15.8 g total fat; 2 g saturated fat; 94 mg cholesterol; 436 mg sodium. 1226 mg potassium; 36.9 g carbohydrates; 6.4 g fiber; 12 g sugar; 40.8 g protein; 355 IU vitamin a iu; 60 mg vitamin c; 80 mcg folate; 92 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 91 mg magnesium;