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Oven Roasted Chicken Skewers
with zucchini & red peppers + quinoa

Active: 25 min Total: 35 min

All foods are better on a stick. Skewers are an easy way to make dinner more festive and fun. The combination of chicken, zucchini, and red peppers are a colorful and healthy combination for easy weeknight cooking. For extra flavor, we use our creamy and herbaceous avocado chimichurri again over our simple skewers.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
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Oven Roasted Chicken Skewers:
  • Skin/boneless chicken breasts - 1 lb
  • Zucchini - 2, cubed
  • Red peppers - 2, squared
  • Red onions - 1/2, chopped
  • Cilantro - 1/2 bunch, bottom stems chopped off
  • Parsley - 1/4 bunch, bottom stems chopped off
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, peeled
  • Shallots - 1 bulb, peeled
  • Capers - 2 Tbsp
  • Lime juice - 1 Tbsp
  • Olive oil - 2 Tbsp
  • Avocado (medium) - 1, ripe
  • Skewers - 16
  • Olive oil - 3 Tbsp
Quinoa:
  • Quinoa - 1 cup

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Prep

  1. Chicken - Cube and season & tenderize with salt & pepper
  2. Zucchini / Red peppers / Red onions - Prep as directed
  3. Chimichurri - If you made last night's dinner, this is already made - hooray! If not, puree cilantro through avocado in a blender or food processor. Season with salt & pepper. Cover and refrigerate if not using immediately

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Make

  1. Preheat oven to 400F (204C) degrees
  2. Soak skewers in water
  3. Toss zucchini, red peppers, and red onions with oil. Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper
  4. Assemble skewers alternating chicken, zucchini, red peppers, and red onions and place onto a sheet pan sprayed with cooking oil
  5. Roast for 15 to 20 minutes until chicken is cooked through
  6. If quinoa is cooked from last night, heat it up. Otherwise combine quinoa with 1 3/4 cups (411 ml) of water. Add in a generous dash of salt. Bring to a boil covered. Lower heat, keep covered, and cook until liquid is absorbed, 8 to 10 minutes
  7. Spoon sauce over skewers and enjoy over quinoa

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2 reviews

the skewers were great! chopping the onions made them very hard to skewer. next time i may add tomatoes and mushrooms too. if you don't do any of the prep this whole meal takes a while to prepare.

By: Sidney
Posted: Jul 17, 2013
Diet: Original
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Easy and pretty fast. Didn't use the sauce because it was too garlicky. We added tomatoes, lemon juice, olive oil, dried basil, salt and pepper to the quinoa so it was a salad.

By: Lindsey
Posted: Jun 13, 2013
Diet: Original
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