Lemon Herb Chicken Kebabs

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup low-fat plain yogurt
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • ¾ teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper, divided
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken strips, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 large bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes
  • 1 medium red onion, cut into 1-inch pieces

Directions:

In a medium bowl, stir together the yogurt, zest, lemon juice, oregano, oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Reserve 1/2 cup of the yogurt mixture, cover and place in the refrigerator. In the medium bowl with the remaining yogurt mixture, add the cut-up chicken and stir to coat well.  Marinate for 30 minutes in the refrigerator.

Mix the remaining olive oil, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Add the onions, pepper and tomatoes to the oil mixture and coat evenly.

Skewer a piece of chicken, onion, tomato and pepper until skewer is full; place the rest of the ingredients onto the seven remaining skewers. Grill on medium heat for about 8 minutes per side or until done. Turning once. Serve with the reserved yogurt mixture.

Nutritional Information:

  • Serving size: 2 kebabs and 2 Tbsp. sauce
  • Per serving:
  • Calories 291
  • Fat 16
  • Fiber 2 g
  • Carbohydrates 10 g
  • Protein 25 G
  • Folate 23 mcg
  • Cholesterol 79 mg
  • Sugars 7 g
  • Calcium 146 mg
  • Iron 2 mg