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Chicken Kabob with Tabbouleh Recipe

Fight free radicals with a side of selenium.

| September 7th, 2011
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chicken kabob with tabbouleh recipe

Standout Beauty Nutrient: 68 mcg of selenium or about 80% RDA.

Beauty Benefits:
A tiny amount provides powerful antioxidants that help prevent the formation of aging free radicals—particles the breakdown your skin’s support system and bring on wrinkles.    

Bonus Nutrients: The amino acid tryptophan helps make proteins. Eating it with other nutrients could help its conversion to serotonin for a mood boost and better sleep. Magnesium, folic acid, vitamin C and B6 can all aid this process.

Ingredients

Chicken Ingredients

  • 2  skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (about 4 ounces each), cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 teaspoon(s) dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) dried sage
  • 1  red chili pepper, crushed (optional)
  • 1  onion, quartered
  • 1  tomato, quartered
  • 1  bell pepper, seeded, stemmed, quartered
  • 4  button mushrooms

Tabbouleh Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup(s) bulgur wheat
  • 1 1/2 cup(s) boiled water
  • 1  tomato, chopped
  • 1 bunch(es) green onions, chopped
  • 1 large bunch parsely, finely chopped
  • 1 small bunch fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoon(s) lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon(s) olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper (optional)

Preparation              

  • For chicken, prepare grill.
  • Toss chicken with oregano, sage, and, if desired, chili pepper.
  • Alternately thread chicken, onion, tomato, bell pepper, and mushrooms onto metal skewers.
  • Cook on covered grill 3 to 4 minutes per side or until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are tender.
  • Meanwhile, for tabbouleh, place bulgur wheat in medium bowl; add boiling water and mix well.
  • Let stand until all water is absorbed, about 30 minutes. (Pour off any excess water.)
  • Add remaining ingredients except salt and pepper; mix well.
  • Season with salt and pepper, if desired.
  • Serve tabbouleh with grilled chicken and vegetables.
Calorie CountRecipe Info Provided by CalorieCount.com
Recipe Info Provided by CalorieCount.com


Recipe developed by Cleveland Clinic Lifestyle 180 program. This is a Go! Food, which meets beautifying nutritional criteria. 

 

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