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Grilled Citrus Chicken Skewers

Diabetic Grilled Citrus Chicken Skewers Recipe from Diabetic Gourmet Magazine. DiabeticGourmet.com

These Grilled Citrus Chicken Skewers are a great way to start the grilling season.

Yield: 5 to 6 servings.
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  • 1/3 cup canola oil (75 mL)
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice (15 mL)
  • 1 tsp grated lemon zest (5 mL)
  • 1/4 cup orange juice (60 mL)
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried oregano (7 mL)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch (2.5 cm) pieces
  • 1 lb crimini mushrooms (500g)
  • 8 asparagus spears, cut into 2 inch (5 cm) spears
  • 12 cherry tomatoes
  • 8 (12 inch/30cm) grilling skewers (12 inch/30cm)


  1. In medium sized bowl, combine canola oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, orange juice, oregano, salt, pepper and garlic. Whisk until ingredients are well combined.
  2. Add chicken, mushrooms, asparagus and tomatoes. Toss until well coated. Marinate for 20-30 minutes in the refrigerator.
  3. Thread chicken pieces and vegetables alternately on skewers. Discard marinade.
  4. Meanwhile, heat barbecue to medium heat. Grill skewers on lightly oiled grill, turning once with tongs. Grill until chicken cooked through, about 5 to 8 minutes.

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
Sodium: 100 mg
Cholesterol:50 mg
Fat: 15g
Saturated Fat: 1.5g
Dietary Fiber: 1g
Carbohydrates: 7g

Source: CanolaInfo

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