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Mandarin Orange Chicken Shish Kabob’s

Hi Everyone,

Let me tell you I did my first training workout for my virtual 5k on Monday and I swear my legs are going to fall off.  I looked at the workout and thought, no problem, this won’t be hard, I was wrong, it was hard!  But hard work pays off right?  That is what I have to keep telling myself.  At least with the nice weather, I was able to do my workout outside and you know what else I did outside?  I made the most delicious Shish Kabob’s.

I have an abundance of Mandarin Oranges and I wasn’t sure what else I could do with them, except eat them!   I have been on a major citrus kick and the little cuties are just so sweet and juicy that I can’t resist them.  So what do I do with them?  I did a Google search and I saw that Sunkist has a bunch of recipes to use citrus with.  I saw this recipe on there website and I thought I would give it a try.

Good choice on my part!  The chicken is super moist and the flavors of the mandarin orange give the chicken a little sweetness, which goes perfect with the onions and peppers.  Kind of a tropical feel to my dish.  To stick with my tropical theme, I served my chicken with brown rice and a few more oranges.  I only have about 20 more to use up.

I took my basic barbecue sauce ,which was Trader Joe’s and added the juice of two mandarin oranges to it and I also skewed a few of these little guys between my veggies and chicken.  I’m not sure how I feel about barbecue oranges, but they are ok.  But the barbecue sauce was super delish!  A little spicy and a little sweet.  I love that you can take a basic barbecue sauce and kick it up a notch with some orange flavor.  It’s  a great idea and I plan on trying it next time on shrimp!  Yum!

Mandarin Orange Chicken Shish Kabob’s
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A sweet and savory chicken, skewered with sweet bell peppers, onions and mandarin orange, topped with a mandarin orange barbecue sauce.
Serves: 4 skweres
  • ¼ cup BBQ sauce (I used Trader Joe's, but your favorite will work)
  • ¼ cup mandarin orange juice (juice of two oranges)
  • 1 lbs. chicken, skinless, boneless, cut into chunks
  • 1 sweet bell pepper, seeded, cut into chunks
  • 1 onion, peeled, cut into chunks
  • 2 mandarine oranges, peeled, cut into segments
  • 4 metal skewers
  1. In a small bowl, add barbecue sauce and mandarin orange juice, mix together; set a side.
  2. Preheat grill over medium heat.
  3. Skew together chicken, vegetables and mandarin orange, rotating between vegetables, oranges and chicken. Do the same until no more chicken or vegetables remain.
  4. Place skewers on grill, and brush with barbecue sauce. Cook chicken for about 5 minutes and brush with more barbecue sauce, cook until chicken is no longer pink.
  5. Serve with rice or a nice salad.
Calories per skewer: 185.4, Fat: 2.3, Cholesterol: 65, Sodium: 242, Potassium: 190, Carbs: 15.7, Fiber: 1.8, Sugar: 8.7, Protein: 27
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Serving size: 1 skewer

Well my Friends, I am running late on blog posts and meals, so I need to get my butt in gear and start cooking and writing.  Normally I catch up on the weekend, but not this weekend, I am so behind on everything.  I just hate that!!  But that means I stay busy, and I won’t worry about being board!  🙂

Have a great day!



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