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It's been a few years since I started my clean eating journey and while I've had a few hiccups and bumps, I feel like I'm consistently learning to make better choices for myself and my family. Thanks to our continued dedication to eating well (or considerably better than we were at least!) my husband recently discovered that his seasonal allergies weren't seasonal allergies at all, but were actually food sensitivities. He's been allergy medicine free for nearly a month now and even better, no more sniffles!
I think what scares folks most about cleaning up their diets is that they'll be stuck with bland tasteless food. And no one wants that. I'm pretty sure most of us would rather be a little unhealthy than eat cardboard for every meal. Fortunately, that's just not the case. It takes a smidge more work in the kitchen (no more drive-thrus!), but you can absolutely make delicious and rich meals with healthy ingredients.
Case in point, these Curried Chicken and Vegetable Skewers! Packed full of flavor and nutrition, and they're so easy to make that if I didn't think he might start sword fighting with the skewers, I would let my eight year old fix these for us!
Curried Chicken and Vegetable Skewers, Ingredients:
- Chicken (breast or boneless thighs work best, I used NatureRaised Farms® Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Portions)
- White mushrooms
- Summer squash
- Mini sweet peppers
- 1 can coconut milk (15 ounces)
- 2 tablespoons yellow curry powder
- 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
Curried Chicken and Vegetable Skewers, Directions:
- Blend coconut milk, curry powder and seasoned salt, set aside (I used my immersion blender, but an upright would work fine too).
- Cut chicken into long thin strips, and cut summer squash into thick discs. Leave mushrooms and peppers whole.
- Place chicken and vegetables into two separate bowls, and pour curry mixture half over each. Stir well until chicken and vegetable are all coated. (At this point you can allow the meat and veggies to marinate in the fridge for a few hours if you'd like, or you can just continue on cooking!)
- Skewer chicken and vegetables (I like to keep my meat skewers separate from the veggie ones in case we have a vegetarian guest) and place on a cooking rack over an baking sheet.
- Place on the oven rack closest to the broiler and broil on high for 6 - 10 minutes, watching closely and turning skewers every 2 - 3 minutes until cooked to your liking.
- Alternately you could throw your skewers on a medium heat grill! Wait, you don't have skewers??? Not to worry! Just toss the chicken and veggies onto a roasting pan and broil!
- Grab a skewer (or three) and ENJOY!
I purchased NatureRaised Farms® Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Portions in a four pound bag from the freezer section at Sam's Club. I feel good about feeding my family this chicken because it's:
- 100% natural*
- No antibiotics, hormones, or steroids** are used
- NatureRaised Farms have been certified either by USDA Agriculture Marketing Service or Global Animal Partnership
- Chickens are raised in modern, open barns with great ventilation and a safe place to go when there is inclement weather
- Chickens are fed 100% vegetarian diet
- Chickens are bred through natural selection vs genetic modification
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**Federal regulations prohibit the use of added hormones or steroids in chicken