Chicken Kebabs and Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice for a light and healthy meal –perfect for summer! Paleo and Whole30 compliant.
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Every time I share a savory recipe I am reminded time and time again that I really ought to be sharing more savory with you! I don’t know why I have this mental block against doing more savory, but I do. And EVERY time I share a new lunch or dinner recipe I think “Man I should do more of these…” Doesn’t hurt I then have leftovers and no need to make dinner that night 😉
Since completing a Whole30 I actually have been incorporating many more savory meals into my daily routine just like I said I would keep doing. I also find myself wanting to go for more “whole foods” snacks versus sweet bars and things. And I’m still being mindful of added sugars. Not that I think sugar is the devil by any means. Obviously I share tons of sweets with you guys… But when you start to realize how much it adds up on a day-to-day basis, cutting back on the sugar during various meals can be a positive thing.
The New Primal recently came out with some new meat marinades that are paleo and Whole30 compliant – meaning they are dairy-free, grain-free/gluten-free, no soy with zero added sugars. I love using marinade for grilling meat in the summertime, but it can be challenging to find a brand where all of the ingredients line up. Thankfully you don’t have to worry about that with The New Primal marinades. Their ready-to-go marinades really add so much flavor to your dish!
With summer basically here that means it is time to get grilling! Though Mr. FMK would argue it is grilling season all year round, but I digress.
This recipe for chicken kebabs couldn’t be easier, much thanks to the Citrus Herb Meat Marinade. All you have to do is let the chicken cubes soak in the sauce for at least an hour (up to 24 hours), prep pineapple/veggies, and fire up the grill! While the grill is warming up start threading the skewers with the meat, pineapple, and bell peppers. Then just place the skewers on the grill, rotating once or twice until the meat is cooked through and veggies slightly charred.
Oh yes! And I served these chicken kabobs with Cilantro Cauliflower Lime Rice. Super simple; just blend up a head of chopped cauliflower, juice of two limes, garlic salt, and chopped cilantro. No need to warm up really. You can throw that together quick while the chicken kebabs are grilling.
To finish off the meal I added some purple cabbage and sliced avocado as well. This was seriously really satisfying and made great leftovers! I loved the mix of pineapple with the citrus herb chicken kebabs, too.
Let me know if you try this recipe!
- 1 lb organic chicken breast, cut into chunks
- 1 cup pineapple chunks
- 1 large red bell pepper, sliced into chunks
- 1 large green bell pepper, sliced into chunks
- 1 large orange bell pepper, sliced into chunks
- 1/3 cup The New Primal Citrus Herb Marinade
- 1 medium head cauliflower, chopped
- 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
- juice of two limes
- 1/2 tsp garlic salt
1. Place chicken breast chunks in bowl or ziplock baggie with Citrus Herb Marinade and let marinate for one hour, up to 24 hours.
2. Once meat has marinated, preheat grill.
3. Drain meat from marinade, discard marinade.
4. Start threading the skewers alternating the marinated chicken chunks, bell peppers, and pineapple. Lightly spray the skewers with avocado oil.
5. Place the skewers on the grill cooking for 8-10 minutes, turning once, until chicken is no longer pink and pineapple and bell peppers are slightly charred.
6. While the kabobs are cooking, make the cilantro lime cauliflower rice by adding chopped cauliflower, cilantro, lime juice, and garlic salt to food processor or high speed blender. Processing until broken down into little “rice”. Transfer to serving dish.
7. Serve chicken kabobs with cilantro lime cauliflower rice, sliced avocado and red cabbage if you wish – A colorful mix of food makes for the best meals!
Prep time includes marinating chicken time. I’d suggest marinating for at least 1 hour. I marinated for a full 24 hours.
- Serving Size: 1/4th
- Calories: 203
- Sugar: 8g
- Sodium: 347mg
- Fat: 3g
- Saturated Fat: 1g
- Unsaturated Fat: 0g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 17g
- Fiber: 5g
- Protein: 30g
- Cholesterol: 55mg