Monday, January 13, 2014

Week 1:Citrus Chicken Skewers

Week one is of the challenge is officially over! Three weeks to go!Week one had some highs and lows. I passed by numerous french fries, chicken fingers and even said no to tacos. TACOS! Yes, I am serious. Every day at lunch my husband and I would take walks along our manufacturing floor to get some steps in and I even ignored the daily movie style popcorn my company has every day. EVERY DAY. The smell was intoxicating, but I soldiered on! I said no to alcohol twice when my friends were drinking, but don't worry I watched longingly as they sipped their red wine.

I made great decisions all week. Opting for a salad with grilled chicken instead of the quesadillas I actually wanted. I knew I was doing things right when I weighed myself on Friday and I had already lost two pounds! Whoop! For a 5'2 frame I will take it! I have had to get creative to get the flavorful meals I love,but lower in calories.

These chicken skewers are so flavorful! I have an indoor grill that I used. You can always saute them in a pan, but I like the charcoal flavor and grill marks that a grill gives the chicken. You can marinate these skewers in any citrus you like. I combine three to make a sweet and tart marinade. The citrus also tenderizes the meat. You can serve this chicken over a salad, with quinoa or with some veggies. Happy Grilling!

Citrus Chicken Skewers
Serves 2

Zest and juice of a lemon
Zest and juice of a lime
Zest and juice of an orange
3 cloves of garlic ( roughly chopped)
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
pinch salt and pepper
handful of chopped cilantro
1.5 pounds of chicken cut into small chunks
wooden skewers

1. In a gallon sized zip lock bag add lemon through salt and pepper.Add chicken chunks and marinate for 30 minutes and refrigerate.
2. Drain marinade and skewer 4-5 chunks per skewer spacing them out.
3. Grill skewers for 5 minutes on each side until chicken is done.
4. Top with chopped cilantro and a squeeze of lemon.


  1. I love chicken on a stick! This recipe sounds delicious :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

    1. Right?? You don't even need a knife and fork!! Doesn't get better than that!

  2. I love cooking with skewers!
    You are right Leanne - no need for knives or forks and if you you wood skewers( don't forget to soak them before use so they don't catch on fire) there will be no need to wash them either. Bookmarked