I don’t know about you but I really failed to get on the healthy eating wagon this January. I promised myself that after Christmas I would fill my fridge with a rainbow of fruit and veg, however this year started at a run. Those of you who follow my Instagram account, will know that I have been prepping my house to put on the market next month which means February hasn’t been much better. March is going to be my month… I have even bought muesli.
Planning a healthy eating diary for next month has given me a lot of opportunities to consider new recipes. To think about foods which will encourage the children to broaden their pallet. It never ceases to amaze me how the children will try food if presented in a novel fashion, food they would never have considered otherwise. I have especially struggled to get them to eat meat, which as the rest of us are complete carnivores has often meant cooking separate meals for the grown ups and the children, and lets face it, who has time for that!
I thought they might love the idea of chicken skewers…food on a stick after all is fun! This also meant I had the perfect opportunity to try out my new healthy eating Salter Grill from The Works
I marinaded the chicken in a Honey and Soy Sauce and it was a massive hit with the children and grown ups alike. I thought I would share the recipe with you, in case like me you are struggling to find time for healthy eating.
Recipe – Chicken Skewers with a Honey Marinade
4 Uncooked Chicken Breasts
1/2 Cup Soy Sauce
1/2 Cup Honey
1 tbsp Olive Oil
2 Cloves of Garlic Finely Chopped
Cut the raw chicken breasts into cubes.
Mix together all the other ingredients into a big bowl.
Stir in the chicken pieces until fully covered in the marinade, cover and leave in the fridge for a least 1 hour.
Push 4 or 5 chicken pieces onto each skewer.
Sorry, there really is no way to make raw chicken look appetising!
Place the skewers two at a time onto the pre heated grill. The floating hinge design means you can cook larger portions then some other makes. Close the lid, checking and turning the chicken every 2 -3 minutes until the pieces are cooked all the way through. It is really important to take a piece off one of the skewers to check it is throughly cooked before serving.
This grill is so easy to clean as it comes with a marble-coated ceramic plate that’s non-stick for easy cleaning. It also has a built-in drip tray and oil channel which drains away excess fat for healthier cooking. So, none of the scrubbing which has put me off buying a grill in the past.
The children loved their skewers and ate all of the chicken. I served my husband his skewers cold with an avocado and pistachio dip, which seemed to go down really well. To be fair he inhales food and I am not entirely sure he didn’t eat the stick!
How cute are these heart shaped shells? I bought them for Valentines day and served them filled with scallops as a starter.
I hope you enjoy this recipe. If you have any great healthy recipes which you think would inspire my healthy eating plan, please do share them. x
Disclosure – I was sent a Salter Health Grill and Panini Maker for the purpose of this review. However, all opinions stated are my own.