Artichoke & Lemon Chicken and Fruit Kabobs
A premium Colorado Native Foods fire grilled chicken breast is skewered with apricots, figs, dates, and red onions served with an Artichoke-Lemon Sauce, Lentil Rice and Moroccan Ratatouille.
Chicken and Fruit Kabob – A recipe inspired by of Casablanca, the heart of Morocco where wanderers can buy kabobs and fresh fruit cooked on the spot off wheeled carts. Figs and dates add an all-natural sweetness to these skewers and blend perfectly with the chicken and the bite of the red onion. Chicken is a great source of lean protein and the amount of saturated fat and cholesterol found in chicken is much lower than in red meat. Making it an excellent addition to a balanced diet. The American Heart Association has advised consuming chicken or fish instead of red meat for a lowered risk of cholesterol and subsequent heart disease development. Figs are a good source of potassium, a mineral that helps to control blood pressure and a good source of dietary fiber which has a positive effect on weight management.
Artichoke-Lemon Sauce – A healthy zesty artichoke-lemon butter sauce. Artichokes are a superfood in every sense of the word. The phytonutrients in artichokes provide potent antioxidant benefits, and a 2006 study conducted by the US Department of Agriculture and published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that artichokes provide greater antioxidant benefits per serving than many other foods traditionally considered to be antioxidant-rich such as dark chocolate, blueberries and red wine. They also lower cholesterol, improve liver function and prevent cancer and protect against free radicals.
Lebanese Lentil Rice – our healthy and delicious Lebanese rice – a mixture of red lentils, rice and orzo prepared in our homemade vegetable stock. Nutrient rich lentils contain the highest amount of protein originating from any plant. They are a great source of dietary fiber and also have a low amount of calories. Dietary fiber found food such as lentils helps in controlling blood sugar levels. Dietary fiber slows down the rate at which food is absorbed by the blood and as a result maintains a consistent blood sugar level.
Moroccan ratatouille – what distinguishes our ratatouille from the traditional French ratatouille is dates and apricots join yellow squash and red bell peppers. Yellow squash is high in manganese, a mineral which helps the body process fats, carbohydrates, and glucose.
One order provides approximately 1 serving, 14 oz.
Chicken & Fruit Kabob: Chicken Breast (Brined in Water, Sugar, Salt), Apricot, Figs, Date, Red Onion.
Artichoke-Lemon Sauce: Milk (Grade A Reduced Fat Milk, Vitamin A Palmitate, Vitamin D3), Artichoke (Artichoke, Water, Salt, Citric Acid), Enriched Unbleached Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Butter (Cream), Lemon Juice, Garlic, Sea Salt, Black Pepper, Oregano.
Lentil Rice: Vegetable Stock (Water, Onion, Carrot, Celery, Olive Oil), Red Lentils, Orzo Pasta (Water, Semolina (Wheat), Durum Flour, Niacin, Iron (Ferrous Sulfate), Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), White Long Grain Rice (Long Grain Parboiled Rice (Enriched with Iron (Ferrous Phosphate), Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate and Folic Acid), Onion, Parsley, Seasoning, Salt.
Moroccan Ratatouille: Yellow Squash, Red Bell Peppers, Water, Eggplant, Onion, Dates, Apricot, Tomato Paste (Vine-Ripened Fresh Tomatoes and Naturally Derived Citric Acid), Garlic, Enriched Unbleached Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Olive Oil, Parsley, Chives, Apple Cider Vinegar, Seasoning, Salt.
Heating Directions From Frozen:
Stove Top: (Preferred Method) Bring water to a boil. Immerse pouch(es) in water, reduce heat to simmer and heat for 7 minutes. Side dishes and sauces (if included) require only 4½ to 5 minutes in the same pot.
Microwave: (Alternative Method) Pierce hole in plastic film for venting. Place pouches on a microwave safe dish and heat on high for 4 to 4½ minutes, or until heated through Let product stand for 1 – 2 minutes before enjoying.
Oven: (Not Recommended)
In the event your meal is not fully reheated after removal from the pouches, you may continue reheating in a microwave on a microwave safe dish until done – which should be no more than another minute or two. An internal temperature of 158° F must be reached. Appliances vary, adjust accordingly.
For items without sauces or gravy, cut a hole in corner of pouch and drain excess liquid before plating.
Appliances vary, adjust accordingly. Caution: contents will be very hot.
Contains: Artichoke-Lemon Sauce: Milk, Wheat
Lentil Rice: Wheat.
Moroccan Ratatouille: Wheat
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