Tuesday's Tip Jar

As I was making a delicious WW marinade this morning, I realized I had the perfect tip for today's jar. The marinade called for 1/4 cup of honey. Before measuring out honey, spray your measuring cup with non-stick cooking spray. Then pour the honey in the measuring cup and it will slide right out without a sticky fuss. It works perfectly.

Now to tempt your taste buds, here's the marinade I made this morning:

Chili Chicken Kebabs with Yogurt Sauce

Chicken Marinade
2 Pounds skinless boneless chicken thighs cut into 2 inch pieces
1/2 cup OJ
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 teaspoon canola oil
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1 garlic clove minced
Salt and Pepper (my own addition)

Yogurt Sauce
1 8 ounce container of plain low-fat yogurt
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
2 tablespoons minced red onion
2 teaspoons chopped cilantro
2 teaspoons lime zest
1 tablespoon lime juice
1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 pints cherry tomatoes

Combine marinade and chicken in a ziploc bag. Let sit at least 4 hours or overnight.

Make yogurt sauce and store in the airtight container in the fridge until ready to use.

To cook. Spray broiler rack and pre-heat broiler. Thread chicken and tomatoes onto 6 18 inch metal skewers. Broil 5 inches from from heat until chicken is browned and cooked through. About 6 minutes on each side.

Serves 6 people at 7 points each (if you follow points).

****I swapped the chicken thighs for breasts. I will most likely cook the chicken on the stove top with some cooking spray and chicken stock. I will roast (cooking spray, salt and pepper at 400 degrees) the tomatoes and add other roasting veggies (red peppers, onions and yellow summer squash) to the mix. I will weigh the chicken and count the weight as my points (but I will add a point because of the oil and sugars in the marinade). I will serve the chicken, veggies and sauce with rice.

I'm looking forward to it...hope the family enjoys. Perhaps I'll come back and post a photo tonight.

1 People Raise Their Wine Glasses to Me:

Rebecca said...

I just heard that honey tip on a cooking show the other day - brilliant!

Happy Tuesday!


...now I'm hungry. Must plan a delicious dinner for tonight...

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