Fruity Chicken Kebabs with Maple Syrup


Chicken / Main Courses

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8-12 portions
Metric Imperial

Ingredients

Kebabs

  • 454 g boneless, skinless chicken breast, cubed
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 2 apples, cored and quartered

Marinade

  • 240 ml apple juice
  • 120 ml pure maple syrup from Canada
  • 45 ml tamarind sauce
  • 30 ml cider vinegar
  • 2.5 ml dried oregano
  • 1 pinch celery seeds
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Cranberry Sauce

  • 240 ml reserved marinade
  • 240 ml fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 15 ml pure maple syrup from Canada

Method

  1. Mix the marinade ingredients in a large zip-top bag. Add the chicken cubes, onion and apple quarters. Refrigerate 2 to 4 hours, turning bag occasionally.
  2. Preheat the grill to medium high. Remove the kebab ingredients from the marinade. Reserve 1 cup marinade and set aside; discard remaining marinade. On long bamboo skewers, alternate the chicken, onion and apple. Grill the kebabs 7 minutes. Turn them over, baste with marinade and cook another 7 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  3. Meanwhile, pour the reserved marinade into a small saucepan. Add cranberries and maple syrup. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and simmer 10 minutes. Serve with the kebabs.

For your next cookout, give your chicken kebabs flair, using apples, maple syrup and popular herbs in your pantry. This easy recipe is great for last-minute grilling. Need to whip up a sauce to go with the kebabs? Sprinkle in some cranberries to the marinade recipe and serve.