Persian Chicken Kebabs

1.5 to 2 lbs of organic chicken cut into small pieces (you can also use chicken tenders)

3 TBSP Organic whole milk plain yogurt

4 cloves minced organic garlic

1/8 cup finely chopped or grated organic red onion

1/3 cup organic unfiltered olive oil

1 tsp sea salt

1/4 tsp ground black pepper (I use multicolored peppercorns)

2 TBSP lemon juice

Lemon zest

1 tsp Saffron..steep into 2 TBSP hot water for 30 minutes

Whisk ingredients together thoroughly and marinate the chicken for a minimum of 8 hours.  I usually marinate for 24hrs.  I prep the marinade the night before as I am cooking dinner.  Make sure to add the both the liquid from steeping and the saffron threads to the marinade.

Place on metal skewers and for wood skewers make sure to soak in water for 30 minutes prior to putting the meat on.

Cook on a grill at 400 degrees.  Depending on the size of the chicken pieces it will take 10 to 15 min to cook.  You can also broil them.

Serve with Saffron rice and vegetables.





Karen Redmond received her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and a Masters Degree of Science in Health and Fitness Promotion from Marymount University. She has been working in the health and fitness field for 20 years. She is a Master CHEK Practitioner and Holistic Health and Lifestyle Coach. Currently she is studying with Guy Voyer, D.O. studying Osteopathy in the Soma Training and Soma Therapy and ELDOA Programs. Karen is the owner of North Shore Smart Bodies located in Northbrook, Illinois. Specializing in corrective exercise, holistic lifestyle and nutrition coaching, she sees a wide range of clients including those with orthopedic injuries and back pain. Karen enjoys working with runners and endurance athletes of all levels and all distances. She does blood lactate threshold testing, gait analysis and a musculoskeletal evaluation on all clients. Karen then develops a customized program with myofascial stretching, ELDOAS, stability and strength training. She also works with pre/post natal clients, golfers and other athletes. Karen is a competitive runner and enjoys racing distances from 5k to half marathons.

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