Mojito-Marinated Chicken Kebabs

Mojito-Marinated Chicken Kebabs

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From: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2019

A quick mint, lime and rum marinade does double duty as a sauce for these easy grilled chicken kebabs. Using agave cuts the sugars in this recipe by half compared to granulated sugar. Plus, we love the added south-of-the-border flavor. Grill some vegetables and corn on the cob along with the kebabs and you have a healthy weeknight dinner that's special enough to serve to company.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • ½ cup coarsely chopped fresh mint, plus more for garnish
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white rum
  • 2 teaspoons agave syrup
  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 medium red onions
  • Lime wedges for serving

Preparation

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  1. Preheat grill to medium-high.
  2. Combine mint, lime juice, oil, rum, agave, ¼ teaspoon salt and pepper in a mini food processor. Pulse until well incorporated, about 15 seconds. Reserve 2 tablespoons for serving; pour the rest into a medium bowl. Add chicken and toss to coat. Let stand for 10 minutes.
  3. Cut onions into 1-inch rounds, then into quarters. Thread the onions and chicken onto separate skewers. (Save the leftover marinade.)
  4. Grill the chicken for 8 minutes. Turn and brush with the leftover marinade and grill until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 165°F, about 8 minutes more. Grill the onions, turning occasionally, until slightly charred, about 4 minutes per side.
  5. Sprinkle the chicken and onions with the remaining ¼ teaspoon salt and drizzle with the reserved 2 tablespoons marinade. Serve with lime wedges and more mint, if desired.
  • Equipment: 4-6 skewers (12-inch)

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1½ cups
  • Per serving: 324 calories; 12 g fat(2 g sat); 2 g fiber; 10 g carbohydrates; 39 g protein; 40 mcg folate; 124 mg cholesterol; 5 g sugars; 2 g added sugars; 526 IU vitamin A; 10 mg vitamin C; 46 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 373 mg sodium; 716 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 5½ lean protein, 1½ fat, 1 vegetable

Reviews 1

July 19, 2019
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By: Jackstng
Easy and very tasty. The chicken was also very moist and tender!
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