Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Chicken & Vegetable Souvlaki Kebabs

I love a diversity of cuisines, but especially food from the Med.  So many fantastic ingredients immediately spring to mind; garlic, olive oil, herbs, lemons, tomatoes (need I go on?).  How can anything taste bad when it's prepared with these wonderful ingredients?  There is also something to be said about a Mediterranean diet.  Such low levels of cancer and a higher life expectancy must have something to do with a higher consumption of olive oil and all those lovely fresh vegetables.  At home we try to emulate this sort of diet as much as possible, minimising any excess fat to help with maintaining / losing weight.  With an Italian heritage it really isn't a hardship to eat like this, now all we need to do is emulate the weather!

But, given we have had a few nice sunny days I wanted to bring a little ray of sunshine to my plate.  These chicken & vegetable kebabs are perfect for Summer and require a very small amount of olive oil making it WeightWatcher friendly too...

You'll need for 2:
  • 340g chicken breast cut into chunks
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 large garlic clove, sliced
  • Seasoning
  • Sprinkling of dried oregano and dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 courgette
  • 1 pepper
  • Half a red onion
Mix the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and herbs together in a shallow dish.  Add the chicken and toss thoroughly.  Season and leave to marinade for a good few hours.

Slice the courgettes into 1/2 cm rounds, cut the pepper into bite sized pieces and cut the onion into wedges.

Skewer a piece of chicken followed by 1 each of the vegetables and repeat.  You should get 4 long metal skewers out of this.

BBQ or grill under high heat, turning occasionally until the chicken is cooked through. 

This dish goes with so many different things.  Some of my favourite sides would be: rice salad, roast potatoes, salad & pitta bread. Weigh out your choice of side for the correct ProPoints.

WeightWatchers ProPoints Per Serving: 5

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