Italian Chicken Thigh Kabobs

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Using chicken thighs, peppers, zucchini, mushrooms, and some Light Italian Dressing, these Chicken Thigh Kabobs make a delicious, low calorie dinner!

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The calories and macros for these chicken thigh kabobs were 227 calories, 18 g protein, 16 g carbs (all from veggies), and 11 g fat

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What Veggies to Use for Chicken Kabobs

Heart veggies, that won’t fall of the stick work best for kabobs. One the ones in this picture, I used

  • Zucchini
  • Mushrooms and
  • Bell peppers.

Other vegetables that work well on a stick could be:

  • onions
  • potatoes
  • sweet potatoes
  • summer squash
  • cherry tomatoes, and
  • brussels sprouts

How to make a light chicken kabobs

While assembling these might be a little tedious, they were fully cooked in under 15 minutes! So, the way I made these lighter was:

  • The dressing I used on the shish kabobs: Olive Garden Light Italian Dressing! I love this dressing! With only 30 calories for two tablespoons, I’ve been using it on a LOT of salads! Regular Olive Garden Dressing has 80 calories for two tablespoons. So, in total, it’s a savings of 50 calories! (check out my list of low calorie brands here)
  • The Veggies– the more veggies you can cram onto this stick, the higher the volume, and the lower the calorie density is. Remember the goal: Designing a high volume, LOW calorie day!
  • The Chicken These chicken kabobs would have less fat and calories if I had used chicken breasts. However, in this case, the chicken thighs are so juicy!! It’s definitely a trade-off I wanted to make.

Can you make ahead or store kabobs?

I will either assemble the chicken kabobs ahead of time, without cooking them. Or, I’ll cook them, and eat them as leftovers.

Both work great! Just keep it in the fridge, and re-heat or cook when you are ready to eat.

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Quick and Easy Chicken Thigh Kabobs

Delicious, quick and healthy, these Chicken Kabobs can be a healthy dinner for your family.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Diet: Low Calorie
Keyword: chicken kabobs, shish kabobs
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 5 sticks
Calories: 227kcal
Author: Amy Roskelley

Equipment

  • Wooden Skewers

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken thighs, cubed
  • 1 medium zucchini, cubed
  • 12 small mushrooms
  • 1 medium bell pepper, cubed
  • 12 tablespoons Olive garden Light Italian Dressing

Instructions

  • Using wooden skewers, alternate adding chicken and each vegetable.
  • Assemble on a baking sheet.
  • Brush all kabobs with Olive garden dressing- the veggies and the chicken.
  • Bake at 425 for 15 minutes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1stick | Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 11g
Nutrition Facts
Quick and Easy Chicken Thigh Kabobs
Serving Size
 
1 stick
Amount per Serving
Calories
227
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
11
g
17
%
Carbohydrates
 
16
g
5
%
Protein
 
18
g
36
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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