June. It’s a busy month for teachers. While everyone must think that we all look forward to June and the start of summer, there’s the whole getting through June to negotiate before we can kick back and enjoy the holidays. It always feels like there simply isn’t enough time to fit in all the things that need to be done. As well as marking, report cards, end of year concerts and culminating activities, there always seems to be a flurry of social activities in June as well, as people scramble to catch up with friends before people start to leave for their holidays. Needless to say, it’s hard to keep on top of eating well in such a busy month so I am always on the lookout for quick and easy meal ideas – and, now the weather’s starting to get warmer and the days are longer, if I can grill it, then that’s even better! It was serendipitous that for this month’s Kraft Canada #whatscooking assignment, we’re looking at easy BBQ recipes and ideas.
This past weekend, we hosted friends for a casual Sunday dinner potluck-style and I was looking for a meat dish I could prepare in advance as I was going to be out all day. I loved the idea of these quick “Chicken Tikka Skewers” and put my own twist on them by adding Greek yoghurt to the marinade.
- 450g boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
- 1/2 cup 0% plain Greek yoghurt
- 1/4 cup Kraft Miracle Whip
- 2 tablespoons green curry paste
- zest from 1 lemon
- Soak 8 bamboo skewers in water to prevent them burning on the grill.
- Mix yoghurt, Miracle Whip, curry paste and zest until well blended.
- Add chicken and mix with your hands to thoroughly coat.
- Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours.
- Heat greased barbecue to medium heat.
- Remove chicken from marinade and discard marinade.
- Thread the chicken onto 8 wooden skewers.
- Grill for approximately 7 to 8 minutes on each side or until done (170ºF).
Verdict? I really enjoyed these kebabs – they were easy to prepare and really moist – The yoghurt and mayo makes for a nice tangy combination that works well with the punch from the curry paste and the brightness from the lemon zest. Bonus? Easy to prepare and cook – my kinda summer dish!
Disclosure: As a Kraft Canada #whatscooking contributor, I receive compensation for writing these posts, however, all opinions are 100% my own.