Fruity Chicken Kebabs with Maple Syrup

 

Ingredients (4 kebabs)

  • 1 lb of chicken breast, cubed
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 2 apples, quartered

Marinade

  • 1/2 cup of maple syrup
  • 1 cup of apple juice
  • 2 tablespoons of pure maple wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons of tamarind sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon of oregano
  • 1 pinch of celery seeds
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Cranberry Sauce

  • 1 cup of marinade
  • 150 g of fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon of maple syrup


Method

  1. Arrange the kebab ingredients on skewers by alternating pieces of chicken, onions and apples.
  2. Mix the marinade ingredients in a dish large enough to fit 4 kebabs. Place the kebabs in the dish and coat with marinade. Let sit for approx. 4 hours (30 min. to 6 hours) in the fridge.
  3. Preheat the barbecue to medium high. Remove the kebabs from the marinade. Reserve 1 cup of the marinade and set aside. Barbecue the kebabs for 7 minutes*. Turn them over, baste with marinade and cook for another 7 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  4. Meanwhile, pour the reserved marinade in a casserole. Add cranberries and maple syrup. Bring to a boil. Then reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes. Serve with the kebabs.

* You can also broil the kebabs on the top oven rack, or cook them in a regular oven for 30 minutes, or until done.

  

Source: Fédération des producteurs acéricoles du Québec