|No, I'd rather have someone else be the cook|
change from chicken breast = boneless thighs (he prefers anyway - despite my objections)
steamed/prepared veggies = now grilled on the kebabs
brown rice = now brown rice mixed with jalapeno black beans.
Jerk Chicken Kebabs
You can use chicken of your choice, cut into pieces larger than bitesize but small enough to skewer.
- 1 seeded and chopped jalapeno
- 2 tbsp of white wine vinegar (I used regular)
- 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp thyme
- 3/4 tsp ground allspice
- 3 tsp vegetable oil
- 1/2 tsp salt
- (vegetables of choice)
- red or green onions
- zucchini or squash
- green peppers or other colors
- Using my food chopper, toss in the jalapeno to mince without using your hands (I'm a wimp) and then use the chopper cup to make your marinade with the vinegar, Worcestershire, spices and oil.
- Place cut chicken pieces into a quart size baggie and pour marinade over the cut chicken pieces. You can do this ahead of time to let it marinade longer, but I did it for about 30minutes and it was very flavorful.
- Continue to cut vegetables to kebab size (one to two inch pieces)
- Prepare grill, charcoal or gas whichever is most convenient....(I prefer gas for my simple cooking nights)
- Put the older kids to work to make patterns on the metal skewers (if using wooden, let them soak for at least two hours) rotating veggies and chicken pieces
- Place directly on grill if you like grill marks, or foil if you don't want to clean the grill.
- I tend to purposely undercook for meal prep knowing that the meat will be microwaved during the week, but cook to desired temperature.
There isn't a recipe for the rice and beans, simply a can of flavored beans mixed with brown rice for some added carbs to round out the meal.
And there we have a new mealprep idea for the rotation that let me use the grill and add some flavor and ease into our workday lunches.
What did you pack for yourself or others this week?