Chicken-Vegetable Kebabs with Rice

Use 10 or 12-inch-long metal skewers to prepare these Chicken-Vegetable Kebabs with Rice. If you only have wooden ones, soak them in water for 30 minutes first so they don't burn when broiling. If you don't have skewers, arrange the chicken and vegetables directly on a broiler pan lightly brushed with some olive oil.

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Makes: 4  servings Prep 20 mins Start to Finish 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons  olive oil
  • 1/2 cup  chopped red onions
  • 1 cup  basmati rice
  • 2 cups  chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons  chopped, fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tablespoon  red-wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons  chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon  salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon  freshly ground pepper
  • 1 pound  boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 pound  mushrooms (large ones halved)
  • 4 plum tomatoes, quartered

Directions

1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a medium saucepan. Add onions and cook, stirring occasionally until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in rice, then add broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook until rice is tender, about 15 minutes.

2. In a large bowl, whisk remaining olive oil, parsley, vinegar, thyme, garlic, salt, and pepper. Add chicken, mushrooms, and tomatoes and toss until well coated. Thread alternating pieces of chicken, mushrooms, and tomatoes on skewers.

3. Heat broiler. Lightly oil a rack and place on a broiler pan. Arrange skewers on rack and broil 6 inches from heat source, 5 to 7 minutes. Turn skewers and continue to broil 5 minutes more, until chicken is cooked through. Serve skewers over rice.

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 4
  • cal.(kcal)415,
  • Fat, total(g)14,
  • chol.(mg)66,
  • sat. fat(g)2,
  • carb.(g)43,
  • fiber(g)2,
  • pro.(g)34,
  • sodium(mg)905,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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