Chicken Tikka Kabobs with Coconut “Cream”

Yogurt forms the base of this flavorful sauce studded with coconut.

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To save calories, look for unsweetened coconut flakes in the natural section of your supermarket or at health-food stores.

Serves: 4
Prep: 15 min
Cook: 15 min
Total: 1 hr 5 min

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 5 tablespoons lime juice, divided
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 24 (1-inch) cubes
  • 1 cup fat-free plain greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 small cucumber, peeled and shredded
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon honey
  • 1 pound broccoli florets, separated into 24 large florets
  • 2 medium red onions, each cut into 8 wedges

Directions

1. Coat a grill rack or broiler pan with organic cooking spray. Preheat the grill or broiler.

2. In a large bowl, combine the oil, garam masala, turmeric, pepper, and 4 tablespoons of the lime juice. Add the chicken, tossing to coat. Let stand for 30 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the yogurt, coconut, cucumber, mint, salt, honey, and remaining lime juice. Cover and refrigerate.

4. Steam the broccoli for 2 minutes or until bright green. Thread the marinated chicken cubes on eight 12-inch metal or presoaked bamboo skewers, alternating with onion wedges and broccoli florets.

5. Grill or broil 6" from the heat for 8 to 12 minutes, turning occasionally, until browned and the chicken is no longer pink.

6. Serve with the yogurt mixture.

Nutritional Facts per serving
Calories 330 cal
Fat 8 g
Saturated Fat 2.7 g
Cholesterol 99.9 mg
Sodium 325.6 mg
Carbohydrates 20.5 g
Total Sugars 6.9 g
Dietary Fiber 5.6 g
Protein 46.4 g

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