Source: CanolaInfo Test Kitchen | Category: Appetizers, Entrees, Grilling

Grilled Citrus Chicken Skewers

This recipe is a great way to start the grilling season.

Grilled Citrus Chicken Skewers

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup canola oil 75 mL
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice 15 mL
  • 1 tsp grated lemon zest 5 mL
  • 1/4 cup orange juice 60 mL
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried oregano 7 mL
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch (2.5 cm) pieces
  • 1 lb crimini mushrooms 500g
  • 8 asparagus spears, cut into 2 inch (5 cm) spears
  • 12 cherry tomatoes
  • 8 (12 inch/30cm) grilling skewers (12 inch/30cm)

Instructions

  • 1. In medium sized bowl, combine canola oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, orange juice, oregano, salt, pepper and garlic. Whisk until ingredients are well combined.
  • 2. Add chicken, mushrooms, asparagus and tomatoes. Toss until well coated. Marinate for 20-30 minutes in the refrigerator.
  • 3. Thread chicken pieces and vegetables alternately on skewers. Discard marinade.
  • 4. Meanwhile, heat barbecue to medium heat. Grill skewers on lightly oiled grill, turning once with tongs. Grill until chicken cooked through, about 5 to 8 minutes.

Yield

5 to 6 servings

serving size

nutritional analysis

Per Serving

Calories240
Total Fat15 g
Saturated Fat1.5 g
Cholesterol50 mg
Carbohydrates7 g
Fiber1 g
Protein20 g
Sodium100 mg