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    Cook's Illustrated Grilled Chicken Kabobs

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    4 hrs 15 mins

    4 hrs

    15 mins

    Chef #879769's Note:

    This recipe is from a Cook's Illustrated magazine a few years ago. This is my absolute favorite chicken recipe. The flavor is wonderful and delicious. This recipe is for kabobs, but I have also used the marinade for whole chicken breasts, which also turn out wonderful.

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    1. 1
      Whisk yogurt, 1/4 cup oil, 1 Tblspoon garlic, thyme, oregano, salt, pepper, and cayenne in large bowl.
    2. 2
      Cut chicken into chunks if you are doing kabobs. Stir in chicken (when I don't have time to do kabobs, I just put in whole chicken breasts into marinade).
    3. 3
      Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 3-6 hours.
    4. 4
      Whisk remaining 1/4 cup oil, remaining teaspoon garlic, basil, and lemon juice in small bowl.
    5. 5
      Cover and refrigerate while chicken is marinating.
    6. 6
      Remove chicken from yogurt marinade; discard marinade.
    7. 7
      Thread each skewer with 2 pieces pepper, 1 piece onion, 2 pieces chicken, and 1 piece onion. Repeat twice more, ending with 2 additional pieces of pepper.
    8. 8
      Grill over medium heat until vegetables are tender and chicken is no longer pink, turning every few minutes, about 15 minutes total.
    9. 9
      Transfer to serving platter and brush kebabs all over with lemon dressing.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 31, 2010


      A hidden gem. If you ever go out to a restaurant and wonder how they make the chicken kabobs so tender, then here is your answer: it's the yogurt. It keeps the meat juicy while adding a nice light creamy texture. The amount and combination of herbs is perfect as well. Thank you

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    • on July 28, 2010


      Awesome! We loved this! So simple but wonderful results. Chicken is very tender and perfectly seasoned. Served with whole wheat couscous for a simple summer meal the whole family enjoyed. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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    Nutritional Facts for Cook's Illustrated Grilled Chicken Kabobs

    Serving Size: 1 (291 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 430.9
    Calories from Fat 268
    Total Fat 29.8 g
    Saturated Fat 4.8 g
    Cholesterol 72.4 mg
    Sodium 676.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 11.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.5 g
    Sugars 5.8 g
    Protein 29.6 g

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