Mediterranean Chicken and Fruit Kabob
A premium Colorado Native Foods chicken breast is skewered with apricot, figs dates and red onion then cooked to perfection, served with a cool and creamy labneh sauce and accompanied by garlic marble potatoes and Braised Cannellini Beans.
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.
Labneh Sauce – Cool and creamy and tart, our labneh sauce is made from nutrient-packed Greek yogurt sweetened with a touch of orange and honey. What differentiates Greek yogurt from traditional yogurt is that Greek yogurt has been strained to remove the whey. As a result, Greek yogurt has a creamier, thicker texture and rich flavor. In addition, the removal of whey results in a healthier yogurt. The probiotics or healthy bacteria contained in the yogurt help promote a healthy gut. Eating Greek yogurt with probiotics helps increase the good bacteria in your gut. Which can help with several digestive issues. For example, it may help keep you regular and fight the bad bacteria that can cause diarrhea. Probiotics may also be helpful for those who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome and intestinal diseases such as Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis.
Roasted Garlic Marble Potatoes – A simple all-natural complement to any dish, simply potatoes, olive oil and garlic. Potatoes contain a variety of phytonutrients that have antioxidant activity. Among these important health-promoting compounds are carotenoids, flavonoids, and caffeic acid, as well as unique tuber storage proteins, such as patatin, which exhibit activity against free radicals. Unfortunately, often the oils used to cook the potatoes have negative health consequences, which is why we only use olive oil. The main type of fat found in olive oil is monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs). MUFAs are considered a healthy dietary fat. MUFAs may help lower your risk of heart disease by improving related risk factors. For instance, MUFAs have been found to lower total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels. In addition, some research shows that MUFAs may benefit insulin levels and blood sugar control, which can be helpful if you have or are at risk of type 2 diabetes.
Braised Cannellini Beans – Swiss chard adds bright color to tender cannellini beans and complements the beans nutty flavor. Braised in our home-made vegetable stock this side dish balances natural deliciousness and healthy goodness. Cannellini beans lead the pack of low-glycemic beans. They help to control blood sugar by metabolizing slowly and provide steady energy for hours following their consumption. This in turn helps stave off cravings for sugary foods and controls mood swings. Cannellini beans also have a detoxifying effect on the body as they are high in molybdenum which is a trace element by stimulating the action of detoxifying enzymes like sulfite oxidase and aldehyde. Cannellini beans are also a goldmine of antioxidants which provide numerous health benefits such as protecting your skin and the rest of your body from free radicals. The destructive actions of free radicals have been linked to the development of a number of degenerative conditions and diseases. These include cardiovascular diseases, thrombosis, atherosclerosis, immune system problems, Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, certain types of cancer, diabetes, and even dementia. Swiss chard packs a powerful nutritional punch, providing over 700% of your daily needs for vitamin K and over 200% of daily vitamin A needs in just one cup. Swiss chard contains the antioxidants alpha and beta-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, and choline.
One order provides approximately 1 serving, 14 oz.
Chicken & Fruit Kabob: Chicken Breast (Brined in Water, Sugar, Salt), Apricot, Figs, Date, Red Onion. Orange
Honey Labneh Sauce: Greek Yogurt (Cultured Grade A Nonfat Milk), Honey, Orange Juice. Garlic Marble Potatoes: Marble Potatoes, Garlic Oil (Olive Oil, Garlic), Seasoning, Sea Salt.
Cannellini Beans: Cannellini Beans, Swiss Chard, Vegetable Stock (Water, Onion, Carrots, Celery, Olive Oil), Roasted Red Bell Peppers (Red Bell Peppers, Olive Oil), Onion, Lemon Juice, Garlic, Seasoning, Sea 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) Honey Labneh Sauce: Defrost under warm running water for about 5 minutes. Dispense by making a diagonal cut in one bottom corner of the pouch, and squeezing the contents out. Stir to recombine and enjoy.
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.
Orange Honey Labneh Sauce: Milk.