Last week I posted a kid friendly Persian recipe in support of Make Time for Change campaign. I was very happy with the positive feedback that I got for the Koofteh Ghel Gheli with Carrot and Potatoes! Today I am posting a second fun recipe that can easily be made with your children! Today’s recipe is Orange Chicken and Veggie Kabobs! It’s super easy to make and delicious to eat!
1 chicken breast
1/2 tsp fresh ginger
1 Persian cucumber
Grate ginger over a bowl. Zest half of the orange in the same bowl. Grating and zesting are fun tasks for kids, just make sure they watch out for their fingers!!
Cut orange in half and squeeze one half in a the bowl. This should be about 1/4 cup of orange juice. Give the all the ingredients are stir. Juicing the orange and stirring are fun tasks that kids can help with!
Next cut chicken in cubes and add to the mix. Stir the chicken so that the chicken cubes are coated with the zest and juice. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour, preferably 3 to4 hours.
Once ready to cook place a skillet on high heat and allow to warm up. Place chicken and marinade into the hot skillet, season with salt and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and make sure to stir chicken cubes often for even cooking. Allow for the juices to reduce.
Once the chicken is done place four to five chicken cubes per skewer. Place 4 colorful cherry tomatoes on another skewer and sliced cucumbers on another. Placing the chicken and veggies on skewers is yet another fun task for kids.
Alternatively, chicken cubes can be placed on skewers and grilled. I used my George Foreman Grill, who I affectionately call Georgie.
And this is what the grilled skewers look like. Additionally, a side of rice can be added to be eaten with the Orange Chicken and Veggie Kabobs! This recipe is super healthy and there is no need for oil at all!! All I can say is that it was YUMMY down in my tummy!!!