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“Sheesh”!: Chicken and Vegetable Kebabs

Don’t you just love this expression?  It’s like “jeez” but a much more descriptive way to express disbelief or surprise.  Old school New Yorkers are always saying this – it’s fantastic.

We used the word sheesh in our house today not as a surprised expression but rather to describe a delicious lunch of chicken and vegetable shish kebabs and steamed rice.  Some Sundays we have a combination of chicken and rice, with either grilled, roasted or broiled chicken.  I absolutely love it and it’s the sort of healthy comfort food I grew up with.

My shish kebabs were broiled with marinated pieces of chicken breast, onion, zucchini, peppers, mushrooms and grape tomatoes.  I marinated about 2 chicken breasts and about 2 cups of 1-2 inch thick veggies with about 1/4 cup of olive oil, 4 tsbp of soy sauce, 3 tbsp honey and some garlic granules.  I then seasoned the pieces with plenty of salt and pepper and left the whole bowl to soak up the marinade for about an hour.

IMG_0954I made up the shish sticks and then broiled everything on high for about 10 mins each side, basting the sticks periodically with the leftover marinade.  When ready, I served the kebabs with steamed rice, some turmeric hummus and a little yogurt and cucumber.  So good!

Rice is hands down my favorite food.  I eat wholegrain brown rice during the week because in its wholegrain form rice is more nutritious (much more fiber content for example) but maybe once or twice a week I make steamed good quality white basmati rice because it’s just so delicious :).  Everything in moderation right? Have a great Sunday.

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