(title rhymes – woo!)
Happy Friday! I am going in to work to see one patient real quick and then my family is coming in from Chicago! They haven’t seen our new house yet…and it’s Labor Day weekend! And I love them a little bit, too
After my 3 HOUR pampering session at the salon yesterday (I’ve never received a complimentary hand massage while my dye sets, but I sure did love it!), Mr. Prevention was blowing up my phone.
“I’m hungry, where are you?”
Not I miss you. Not how was your day. I’m hungry.
As I drove home I thought, “Tonight’s dinner menu is not going to go over well.”
I walk in the door.
“Will you make buffalo chicken dip for dinner?”
After I explained to Mr. Prevention that buffalo chicken dip is NOT a dinner and that, no, I would not make it, he conceded. Buffalo chicken dip will have to wait for the Illini game this weekend, I broke it to him. And when he asked what WAS for dinner, there was an audible sigh of discontent.
After a quick eye roll in his direction, I continued making dinner. A mere 20 minutes later, voilá!
And guess who loved it? Yup. There’s hardly leftovers. Now if I’d have told him sour cream was in the sauce, he wouldn’t have touched it. But leaving out that minor detail, he saturated his kebabs in the stuff.
Chicken Kebabs with Creamy Pesto from Cooking Light
2 tsp grated lemon rind
4 tsp fresh lemon juice, divided
tsp minced garlic
2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 yellow bell pepper, cut into 1″ pieces
8 (or more) cherry tomatoes
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1″ pieces
1 small red onion, cut into wedges
2 Tbsp plain low-fat yogurt
2 Tbsp reduced-fat sour cream
1 Tbsp commercial pesto
Preheat broiler (500° F).
Combine rind, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper, and oil. Toss with bell pepper, tomatoes, chicken, and onion. Thread vegetables and chicken onto 4 skewers. Place skewers on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Broil 12 minutes or until chicken is done, turning occasionally.
Combine 1 teaspoon lemon juice, yogurt, sour cream, and pesto. Serve sauce with kebabs. Serves 4.
Nutrition Information (per serving): 211 calories; 7.3 g. fat (2.1 g. saturated, 3 g. monounsaturated, 0.7 g. polyunsaturated); 70 mg. cholesterol; 441 mg. sodium; 7 g. carbohydrate; 1.2 g. fiber; 27.9 g. protein
Result: Like I said, Mr. P shocked us both and gobbled these kebabs right up. I loved them, as well. Quick, easy, delicious, and…of course, healthy. They could easily be cooked on the grill, as well.
Question: What’s your favorite color bell pepper?
Happy Labor Day weekend & start to college football!
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