What’s Cooking?! Chicken Kabobs

Another quick, low fat meal with very few ingredients. Chicken kabobs! Choose a low-fat marinade, such as balsamic vinegar, lemon/lime juice, or a low-fat italian dressing to keep the meat tender and the Calories low. A whole grain, high fiber starch, like corn on the cob or lima beans give carbohydrates for energy, and the non-starchy veggies on the kabobs and as another side dish add color, fiber, and vitamins and minerals. Looks pretty, doesn’t it? And to think it only took about 20 minutes on the grill!

Chicken Kabobs


1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast

1 yellow pepper

1 red pepper

1 tomato

1 zucchini

1 red onion

Marinade (we used low-fat italian dressing)

Cut vegetables into 1 inch pieces and marinade all vegetables except for tomatoes over night. Cut chicken into 1 inch pieces and marinade over night. Skewer veggies and chicken and grill for about 20 minutes, turning as needed, or until meat reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

For corn on the cob, bring pot of water to a boil and add corn. Turn off the heat as soon as the water begins to boil again. Cover and let sit for about 5 minutes.

Mix and match your non-starchy veggies and starches to find your perfect meal! What are your favorite side dishes?


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