Thursday, April 21, 2011

Reshaping it All - Day 52

Reshaping it All - Day 52

When I came across this adorable video of Candace, I couldn't help but share it with you. She's cute as always, but has come a long way in improving the way she approaches her health.

Then I called upon our friend Janelle, from Comfy in the Kitchen, with the question, "Do you have a recipe for chicken done right?" And of course--she did!

Janelle is what I consider the "Rachel Ray" of online cooking, and what's even better is that cooking is her ministry as well as her passion!

Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs

This is one of my favorite chicken recipes EVER! I make this often in the Summer for guests. These kabobs taste amazing and look beautiful. The pineapple juice in the marinade makes the chicken so juicy...Mmmm! Enjoy!

Marinade: soy sauce, pineapple juice, vegetable oil, brown sugar, garlic powder (I used garlic, garlic), ginger, dry mustard.

For the pineapple juice, I simply use the juice from a can of pineapple. But, for the pineapple in the kabobs- I use fresh pineapple. Call me crazy..but I can taste a big difference in canned vs. fresh pineapple!

Grate your ginger. You can find ginger root at your grocery store. It is typically by the fresh lettuce. Peel the skin off and simply grate it with a zester or your cheese grater. No biggie here.

This is what it will look like. DO NOT omit this if all possible-it really adds a kick to the marinade!

Put all those ingredients into a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 mins. Take off of burner and let cool in the saucepan.

Cut up raw chicken (get rid of fat)

Place your cut chicken in a 9x13 pan and pour marinade over top

Cover and refrigerate for at least 3-4 hours or overnight.

Prep your veggies. I have fresh pineapple, red peppers, green peppers, cherry tomatoes, and onions.

When you are ready to "kabob" water your skewers so they don't catch on fire on the grille.


And away we go! After I finish "kabobing" I sprinkle them with seasoned salt and freshly ground pepper. (I use Tastefully Simple Seasoned Salt-it is so good).

Fire up the grill! I lay grill foil down every time I make kabobs- it keeps them from sticking and if anything falls off it just falls onto the foil. I cooked these on medium high heat (I have a gas grill) for about 6 mins then flipped for another 6 mins.

Our menu that evening also included fresh watermelon, corn on the cob, mashed garlic red potatoes, pickled cucumbers and bread twists (and berry cobbler). I put most of my effort into the main course and made sure to make very simple sides.

Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs (Makes enough for 6- you may double as I did in the photos)

1/2 c. soy sauce
1/2 c. pineapple juice
1/4 c. vegetable oil
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp fresh ginger
1 tsp dry mustard

6-8 chicken breasts
2 green peppers
2 onions
2 red peppers
1 container of cherry tomatoes
1 pineapple cored and cut into cubes

Wooden skewers
Seasoned salt and pepper to taste.

Combine all marinade ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 mins. Cool. Cut off fat on raw chicken and cube. Place chicken in a 9x13 pan and pour cooled marinade over top. Cover and put in refrigerator for at least 3-4 hours (or overnight). Prep/cut all veggies up and place in another 9x13 and refrigerate until you are ready to "kabob". Run water over wooden skewers so they do not catch fire on grill. Alternate chicken with veggies and pineapple. Sprinkle kabobs with seasoned salt and pepper. Heat grill to med-high heat and cover with grill foil (or regular foil with cooking spray). Grill covered appx 6 mins a side until chicken is cooked through. Utter deliciousness.

Enjoy! ~ Janelle

For more recipes like these, visit Janelle at "Comfy in the Kitchen." And for those of us who want healthy alternatives, Janelle regularly features "Comfy in My Jeans" recipes that are both delicious and good for our health!


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  1. recipe looks delicious! that commercial is so funny! thanks for sharing.

  2. Thank you for the sweet compliments :) I really do enjoy cooking for my family, friends, church, and whoever else God puts in my path! What a cute video of brought back memories of my little cousin and I watching "Full House" together at sweet. Love to you, Janelle

  3. Love it, Janelle. Perfect for summer!

  4. Mmmmmm these look so GOOD! Awesome recipe Candace and Janelle!!!

  5. 12 second mark is my favorite part, when their laughing. So cute!

  6. Love it! Just saw it on Pinterest. If I may, I want to give you a suggestion. When you pin something, don't list all the ingredients/directions. Just list a little and then the reader has to click it to come to your blog. Pinterest is a great source of traffic that will come to your blog and see other things you post. People are less likely to come if you list everything in the comments.

    Hope this was a helpful tip for you. I gave it a pin and following you :) susie

  7. Thanks for the suggestion, Suzie. Great advice. :)