Chicken and Apple Skewers with Balsamic Glaze

Summertime is here and we have the perfect recipe to spice up your grilling game.  We added Pink Lady® apple chunks to these chicken skewers for an unexpected caramelized sweetness.  A delicious way to include healthy fruit in your summertime meals!

Yields: 6-8 skewers

Ingredients

GLAZE

  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons low sodium soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves

 

SKEWERS

  • 1 lb boneless chicken breasts (about 2 chicken breasts) cut into 3-inch chunks
  • 2 Pink Lady® apples, cored and cut into 2-inch chunks
  • 1 red onion, peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks
  • 6-8 Bamboo or Metal Skewers

Directions

  1. Combine all of the glaze ingredients in a bowl, whisk well to combine, reserve 2 tablespoons of the glaze in a separate bowl and set aside.
  2. Add the cut apples and red onion to a mixing bowl, add half of the glaze and toss well to coat the chunks evenly. Add the cut chicken to a separate bowl and combine well with the remaining glaze.
  3. Heat a grill on medium-high heat.
  4. Load the skewers with some chicken, apple and onion chunks, taking care not to pack them on too tightly, and transfer to a plate.
  5. Grill the skewers, turning once until the chicken is cooked through (test by cutting through a piece to check for doneness, or the internal temperature of the chicken should be 160 degrees Fahrenheit).
  6. Remove skewers onto a clean plate and brush or drizzle with the remaining 2 tablespoons of glaze. Serve immediately.
  7. Leftover skewers can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 2 days

 

Recipe provided to PVM by: Meg Raines