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Mediterranean Kabobs

Broiled beef and chicken cubes flavored with lemon and parsley

Recipe Source: Deliciously Healthy Dinners
Prep time Cook time Yields Serving Size
15 minutes 10 minutes 4 servings 3 skewers

Ingredients

For marinade:

2 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp garlic, minced (about 2–3 cloves)
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp fresh parsley, rinsed, dried, and chopped (or 1 tsp dried)
½ tsp salt

For kabobs:

6 oz top sirloin or other beef steak cubes (12 cubes)
6 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into ¾-inch cubes (12 cubes)
1 large white onion, cut into ¾-inch squares (12 pieces)
12 cherry tomatoes, rinsed
1 (4 oz) red bell pepper, rinsed and cut into ¾-inch squares (12 squares)

12 wooden or metal skewers, each 6 inches long (if wood, soak them in warm water for 5–10 minutes to prevent burning)

Photograph of the completed recipe.
calories 202
Total fat 11 g
Saturated fat 2 g
Cholesterol 40 mg
Sodium 333 mg
Total fiber 2 g
Protein 18 g
Carbohydrates 9 g
Potassium 431 mg

Directions

  • 1
    Preheat grill pan or oven broiler (with the rack 3 inches from heat source) on high temperature.

  • 2
    Combine ingredients for marinade, and divide between two bowls (one bowl to marinate the raw meat and one bowl for cooking and serving).

  • 3
    Mix the beef, chicken, onion, tomatoes, and red pepper cubes in one bowl of the marinade and let sit.  After 5 minutes, discard remaining marinade.

  • 4
    Place one piece of beef, chicken, tomato, onion, and red pepper on each of the 12 skewers.

  • 5
    Grill or broil on each of the four sides for 2–3 minutes or until completely cooked (to a minimum internal temperature of 145 °F for beef and 165 °F for chicken).  Spoon most of the second half of the marinade over the kebabs while cooking.

  • 6
    Serve three skewers per serving.  Drizzle the remaining marinade on top of each kebab before serving (use only the marinade that did not touch the raw meat or chicken). 

Tip: Delicious served over orzo pasta or rice with a side of Asparagus With Lemon Sauce.

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