Tangerine Chicken Skewers

 

Tangerine Chicken Skewers:

We’ve always been fans of food on a stick. 🙂  Our friends who grew up with us know that we love popsicles, freezing bananas on a stick (and we love to share recipes! Have you seen our PB & Bananaberry frozen pops, or our Blueberry Banana Boats or these Baked Chicken Skewers?) and we’d rather eat grilled veggies and chicken or fish at a barbeque that spent its’ time getting grilled on a stick. There’s something about skewers that make life so simple–maybe that’s why we love them! Little time, big taste! To spice things up we’ve added some tangerine slices to a traditional chicken skewer and coated it with savory paprika rub. We just love this recipe because the combination of citrus and spice that creates such a mouthwatering flavor!

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Tangerine Chicken Skewers:

Serves 8; Serving Size 1 skewer

 

Ingredients:

8 wooden skewers

1 T. olive oil

1 T. paprika

1 t. light brown sugar

½ t. salt

½ t. black pepper

8 chicken breast, tenders (8 ounces)

4 small tangerines

1 large onion

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Directions:

  1. Turn on broiler to start heating and soak wooden skewers in hot water.
  2. Rinse chicken and cut it into 1 inch cubes
  3. Peel tangerines and separate tangerine slices.
  4. Chop onion into ½-inch chunks.
  5. Take the wooden skewers out of the water and place them on a paper towel.
  6. Alternate placing a chicken chunk, orange slice, and onion chunk on to the wooden skewer. Leave about an inch of space on each end of the skewer.
  7. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together oil, paprika, sugar, salt and pepper. Pour mixture into spray bottle. (As an alternative you can use a pastry brush to brush this over the skewers but then you may want to add an extra teaspoon or two of oil—remember this will change the nutrition information.)
  8. Place skewers on a broiling pan if cooking in the oven.  If using a grill, place on a dish.
  9. Spritz all sides of each skewer with the oil and spice mixture. (Alternative 🙂 Using a pastry brush, brush the oil mixture on to the skewers so that it coats all side of the skewer.)
  10. Place the pan in the oven or place the skewers on the grill and allow the skewers to broil for 3-4 minutes. Take the pan out and flip the skewers and then place them back in the oven for 3-4 more minutes until the chicken is fully cooked through on the inside.
  11. Take pan out of the oven or skewers off the grill and enjoy.

 

Nutrition Facts (per serving): 120 Calories, 6g Fat, 1g Saturated Fat, 12g Carbohydrate, Protein 5g, 2g Fiber, 274mg Sodium, 11mg Cholesterol

Tangerine Chicken Skewers
 
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 8 wooden skewers
  • 1 T. olive oil
  • 1 T. paprika
  • 1 t. light brown sugar
  • ½ t. salt
  • ½ t. black pepper
  • 8 chicken breast, tenders (8 ounces)
  • 4 small tangerines
  • 1 large onion
Instructions
  1. Turn on broiler to start heating and soak wooden skewers in hot water.
  2. Rinse chicken and cut it into 1 inch cubes
  3. Peel tangerines and separate tangerine slices.
  4. Chop onion into ½-inch chunks.
  5. Take the wooden skewers out of the water and place them on a paper towel.
  6. Alternate placing a chicken chunk, orange slice, and onion chunk on to the wooden skewer. Leave about an inch of space on each end of the skewer.
  7. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together oil, paprika, sugar, salt and pepper. Pour mixture into spray bottle. (As an alternative you can use a pastry brush to brush this over the skewers but then you may want to add an extra teaspoon or two of oil—remember this will change the nutrition information.)
  8. Place skewers on a broiling pan.
  9. Spritz all sides of each skewer with the oil and spice mixture. (Alternative☺ Using a pastry brush, brush the oil mixture on to the skewers so that it coats all side of the skewer.)
  10. Place the pan in the oven and allow the skewers to broil for 3-4 minutes. Take the pan out and flip the skewers and then place them back in the oven for 3-4 more minutes until the chicken is fully cooked through on the inside. The skewers should be slightly charred.
  11. Take pan out of the oven and enjoy.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 skewer Calories: 120 Fat: 6 Saturated fat: 1 Carbohydrates: 12 Sodium: 247 Fiber: 2 Protein: 5 Cholesterol: 11

 

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