03 July 2008

Recipe Box Swap

On the first Thursday of every month, Randi, at i have to say..., which I found through Renna, hosts The Recipe Box Swap on her blog. Here is my contribution.
This months theme is BBQ. I love to barbecue.
We have a wood pellet grill and I just LOVE it! You can smoke, you can bake, you can grill. They have flavored pellets, but I usually just use a cup full out of my stove...
Today I am posting a recipe for Cilantro Lime Chicken Kabobs. These are a family favorite on a hot summer day. It is also the cover star of our Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary's Cookbook. (speaking of shameless promotion, Renna...) I had the task of creating the cover since I had the software, the camera and the time last year. This was the best pic I could get, and the recipe is easy and delicious to boot!

Cilantro Lime Chicken Kabobs
2 Tbsp EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
1 tsp. ground cumin
2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
1 lime- juiced
salt and ground black pepper (to taste)
2 skinless boneless chicken breast halves- cut into 1 inch cubes
1 green bell pepper cut into 1/2 inch slices
1 onion cut into wedges and separated
1 red bell pepper, cut into one inch pieces

In a shallow dish, mix together olive oil, cumin, chopped cilantro, and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper. Add chicken, and mix well. Cover,and refrigerate for one hour. Preheat grill for high heat. Thread chicken, green bell peppers, onion, and red bell pepper onto skewers. (If you like crisper veggies you may cook meat separately starting the meat first) Cook for approximately 10 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through turning to cook evenly.

If you would like to purchase a cookbook, it is $15.50 for US mail delivery.
Thanks and happy bbq'ing


SmallWorld said...

Oh, that sounds soooo good. I just wish DH liked cilantro!

Renna said...

Shannon, we should have plugged this "show your cookbook" week, huh? LOL! ;-Þ

The recipe looks delicious. I like that it's something which uses basic ingredients. With groceries costing so much these days, I tend to shy away from trying recipes which require me to have to buy alot of ingredients in order to make it. The chicken and cilantro are all I'd have to purchase to make this, and they are things I purchase regularly, anyway. The other ingredients, I already have on hand!

I know we're going to like this one alot! :-)

C said...

Oh my goodness, Shannon! My mouth is watering! LOL! I am going to have to try that recipe of yours! I may even buy the book since I believe in supporting local volunteer fire departments (Hubby's a volunteer fire fighter and first responder).

Amber M. said...

These look divine. I'm all for cooking outside on the grill and my kids love the stick part...so the whole family wins:-)

randi---i have to say said...

Yum! We love to use cilantro and lime, and this sounds perfect for the BBQ! Thanks!

Firefly Nights said...

Your photo looked great on the cookbook cover and the kabobs look really, really good.