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.

Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


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25 mins
35 mins


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  • 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.

  • On skewers, alternately thread chicken, zucchini and green onions, leaving 1/4 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(R) Brown Sugar Blend or Sugar Twin(R) 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 Facts

2 skewers
225 calories; protein 22.9g; carbohydrates 17.9g; dietary fiber 0.9g; sugars 15.1g; fat 4.6g; saturated fat 1.1g; cholesterol 107.5mg; vitamin a iu 275.7IU; vitamin c 8mg; folate 23.2mcg; calcium 37.7mg; iron 1.3mg; magnesium 31mg; potassium 399.6mg; sodium 510.3mg.

3 lean protein, 1 1/2 vegetable, 1/2 other carbohydrate