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Diane Henderiks' Grilled Chicken Kebobs with Pineapple Salsa

Seven Ingredients for One Great Meal
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Before you start, hit the grocery store: 3 3/4lb skinless, boneless chicken breast 14 large tomatoes 2 whole ripe pineapples or 3 – 14oz cans of juice-packed pineapple chunks 1 1/2dozen eggs 17 ounces fresh baby spinach 10ounces lowfat cheddar cheese in block or 2 1/2cups shredded 1pound whole wheat penne pasta Pantry items Black pepper Salt Chicken or vegetable broth; low sodium Dijon mustard Flour Garlic Herbs; fresh or dried Olive oil Red wine vinegar Soy sauce; low sodium
  • 2C coarsely chopped pineapple1C water2 garlic cloves; minced1t dried rosemary (or your favorite dried herbs)1t salt2t freshly ground black pepper1 lb chicken breasts; lightly pounded
  • cut into 2" cubes12 pineapple cubes (2" each)For the salsa 2C diced fresh pineapple2 medium tomatoes
  • cored
  • diced1/2 C chopped fresh spinach1T olive oil2 garlic cloves; minced2T fresh or dried cilantro (or your favorite fresh or dried herbs)1/4t salt
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  • 1
    2C coarsely chopped pineapple
    1C water
    2 garlic cloves; minced
    1t dried rosemary (or your favorite dried herbs)
    1t salt
    2t freshly ground black pepper
    Place chopped pineapple, garlic, rosemary, salt and pepper in a blender. Blend, adding water as needed to thin to consistency of barbecue sauce.
  • 2
    1 lb chicken breasts; lightly pounded, cut into 2" cubes 
    Place chicken and 3/4 of pineapple mixture in large ziptop bag , turn bag to coat. Marinate for up to 30 minutes, reserve remaining mixture for basting.
  • 3
    2C diced fresh pineapple
    2 medium tomatoes, cored, diced
    1/2 C chopped fresh spinach
    1T olive oil
    2 garlic cloves; minced
    2T fresh or dried cilantro (or your favorite fresh or dried herbs)
    1/4t salt
    While the chicken marinates (or up to 1 hour ahead) make the salsa. Combine all ingredients. Let stand at room temperature for at least 10 minutes at room temperature to blend flavors.
  • 4
    Heat grill to medium. Remove chicken from marinade (discard marinade). Place chicken cubes on grill and cook for 4 minutes, turning after 2 minutes. Remove from grill.
  • 5
    12 pineapple cubes (2" each) 
    Once chicken is cool enough to handle, thread skewers with 4 pieces of chicken and 3 chunks of pineapple, alternating chicken and pineapple. Start and end with chicken.
  • 6
    Place kebobs on grill over medium heat, cook 3 minutes. Baste with remaining pineapple mixture, turn, baste again and cook another 3 minutes.
  • 7
    Spoon 1C pineapple salsa on each of 4 dinner plates. Remove kebabs from grill and serve over salsa. Click here to visit DishWithDiane.com for more.

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