Friday, January 21, 2011

SIDES: Chicken Kabobs

I came up with these a few weeks ago as I was preparing for a dinner party; I was expecting to make grilled chicken, until I realized I thawed ground chicken instead of chicken filets.  These make a great side dish to accompany a light Mediterranean or Indian meal.

Servings: 6-8

  • 1 pound ground chicken breast
  • 1/2 onion, finely diced
  • 3/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced or put through garlic press
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 egg 
  • Beat egg and mix in ground chicken
  • Thorough blend egg and chicken together
  • Mix in spices, garlic, and onions
  • Once spices are well distributed, form flat oval disks out of ground chicken mixture
  • Continue to form disks and place on plate
  • Heat canola oil in a skillet (ensure skillet is well coated with oil)
  • Pan fry several ovals at a time, ensure you turn over every few minutes - for every new batch, flip over 2-3 times every 2 minutes, and then reduce heat to low; cover pan for an additional 5 minutes
  • Continue the last step until all ovals are cooked
  • Enjoy!