Golden Lime Chicken Kebabs
Chicken kebabs are a tasty recipe made by Chené who is our recipe and social media manager from South Africa. Chené is a gifted photographer and posts recipes and lifestyle images on her instagram page here. I loved this recipe and I think you guys will really enjoy the golden lime chicken kebabs recipe!
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Golden Lime Chicken Kebabs
Yield 8 Kebabs
- ½ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1/3 cup avocado oil
- 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 teaspoons ground turmeric
- 2 teaspoons onion powder
- 1 teaspoon pink salt or sea salt
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 2¼ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Step #1: Preheat the oven to 400°F and grease a rimmed baking sheet with coconut oil cooking spray.
Step #2: Place all of the ingredients except the chicken in a high-powered blender and blend until well combined. Set the sauce aside.
Step #3: Cut the chicken into small 2" squares and place on the prepared baking sheet. Pour the sauce over the chicken and set aside to marinate for 20 minutes.
Step #4: Slide the marinated chicken onto bamboo or wood skewers, creating kebabs (place 4 to 5 ounces of chicken on each skewer).
Step #5: Place the kebabs on the baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
Step #6: Serve immediately.
Serving Size 1 kebab
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 13 g
Total Carbohydrates 3 g
Sugars 1 g
Protein 28 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
We used avocado oil for the marinade because it has a higher smoke point and handles heat better than olive oil. If avocado oil isn’t an option, you can use olive oil which would still work well.
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Dr Jockers Comments
These golden lime chicken kebabs are a fantastic recipe that is anti-inflammatory and tastes great. You can use this as your main course and surround it with veggies for a tasty, fat burning meal.
Turmeric is one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory herbs and is best absorbed when combined with healthy fats like the avocado oil and peperine in the black pepper. The lime juice provides vitamin C and bioflavonoids and the citric acid helps to soften the meat and make it easier to break down and digest.
It is always a good idea to consume meat based meals with good acids like apple cider vinegar and lemon/lime to make the meat softer and easier on the digestive system. In addition, using polyphenolic rich herbs like turmeric, oregano, basil, thyme, rosemary, etc. are great for reducing oxidative stress and inflammation.
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