Stick it

I am currently addicted to these chicken skewers. Sometimes I get on a kick where I can't get enough of one thing. Right now it's these. Hence no "day in my pouch" entry lately because it would have been 3 pictures in a row of these suckers. Seriously.

I guess there are worse things to be stuck on... chicken does have oodles of protein: chicken breast, 3.5 oz - 30 g protein, so it's not only a weight loss surgery friendly meal (can't go wrong with meat on a stick) but chicken is a pretty pocketbook friendly $ meal too (always a good thing) and it's super simple to make.

Shelly's Thai Chicken Skewers

7 Chicken Breast Tenders, defrosted
1 Tablespoon Curry Paste (I use this)
1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce

Place the chicken in a gallon Ziploc bag with the curry paste (the one I use is a delicious mild, curry flavor but no heat) & soy sauce.

Close bag tightly. Massage till marinade has thoroughly coated the chicken pieces. Place in fridge and allow to marinate 1 hour.

Thread onto skewers.

BBQ for 10-12 minutes or so till chicken is done.

Serve with a dollop of Shelly's Cool Yogurt Dip

3 oz. Fage Greek Yogurt (I use 2%, plain)
1 Tablespoon Mayonnaise
1/4 teaspoon Garlic, minced
Kosher Salt to taste

Mix together till well combined.

I love to serve these with a side of Madras Lentils which have a mild spice, not hot hot just nice mouth glow heat. They go perfectly with the cool yogurt sauce and makes a perfect dipping combo for the skewers. I get them at Costco. Here's an online source. They heat up in the microwave in 90 seconds.

These are also great for parties, prepped ahead, BBQ'd quickly, portable & fun.

Why is it food always tastes better on a stick?

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Randi said...

Those look delicious! Do you think they'd do okay on a George Foreman grill? We live in an upper-level apartment so no room for a real grill. :(

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Thanks Randi, I haven't tried them but I would think so. I have a GF grill next time I am on a kick I will try 'em that way.

battynurse said...

Those do look good. I've only had curry once or twice before but I liked it ok then. More stuff to try in a month or two.

Anonymous said...

I'm three months post-op and took my son to our favorite Thai restaurant a few weeks ago. I ordered the chicken satay appetizer, which I love. I only managed to eat one before I was so full I couldn't eat another bite.

I'm having a hard time getting in enough protein since I get full so fast. Also, even though I make smoothies with a protein powder that doesn't taste like monkey's behind, I seem to never finish the whole thing. Suggestions?

Anonymous said...

Michelle, Where do you find the Masaman curry paste? Thanks, Lynda

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Battynurse: Hope it's worth the wait :)

On getting in more protein... here's some of my go tos and I love my shakes thankfully so here's a link to that as well:

My favorite protein:

Lynda: I picked it up at my local Asian market - Seafood 88 in Temecula, CA I put a link in the recipe for an online source if you can't locate it locally.

Anonymous said...

Hi Shelley! So, hubby and I are planning a trip to your town May 21 thru 24th! :) Is there a restaurant you could recommend for us? We were meeting friends at Ponte Vineyard's restaurant, but that fell through, and thank goodness cuz I didn't see *anything* on the menu for me! We like seafood and hubby is a big steak man. We are going to see those bull riders (PBR) at Pala! Can't wait! Please email me if you
Thanks again!

Mama Bear said...

Michelle, love all your recipes, but would really love to see them set up in a user friendly way. Wading through all of them takes alot of time. Categories like casseroles, pancakes, meats, vegetables, etc. would be great. Also a list of all the shops you purchase your food items from and all those fancy gadgets you use and where you purchased them from. I know, I know I am asking for alot. Its just you are such a talented cook and spending more time fixing your fabulous recipes would be better than searching through so many to find what your looking for. You need to start a website or as I have heard someone else mention a cookbook with all this info. Love ya and your recipes. Thanks for all your hard work in helping us with our continued weight loss!

Michelle B said...

me=in love with this recipe... I think these might taste like the skewers at this Thai restaurant I had a couple weeks back. Heaven.

Jana said...

I made these for dinner last night, because they tasted so good. Although I only had breasts and curry powder, so I improvised a little bit. They were a HUGE hit at my house, and I'm going to have one for lunch here shortly. Thank you for the recipe!

Jody @ Laslink said...

Oh my gosh! I just made these this evening on my George Foreman & although I'm sure they weren't as awesome as they would of been off a real outdoor BBQ they were still amazing!!! I'm in heaven & had some corn on the cob for a side. I think I have a new addiction too, thanks so much for sharing! :o)

Nikki said...

Yummo! This is a different, but refreshing, spin on the thai chicken I do. I marinate chix breast tenderloins in soy sauce, lime juice, red pepper flakes, and ginger. Then I skewer and grill and use a sauce made up of PB2, greek yogurt, and ginger as a dip!

I looooooooove Thai food!

Anonymous said...

OMG. Gonna have to do this one for sure!