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Fruity Rice Pilaf with California Prunes and Grilled Chicken Skewers

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Source: www.californiadriedplums.org
Calories 424 kcal


  • 4 Metal skewers, at least 8 inches long


Chicken Skewers

  • 2 Large chicken breasts skinned and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • ½ cup Plain Yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp. Turmeric
  • ½ Chili powder
  • Juice of 1 lemon

Rice Pilaf

  • 2 Tbsp. Butter
  • 1 Medium onion peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. Ground coriander
  • 1 tsp. Ground cumin
  • 1 cup White or brown basmati rice (I used brown basmati rice)
  • 2 cups Chicken stock
  • 6 California Prunes roughly chopped
  • cup Shelled pistachio nuts roughly chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. Fresh coriander finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. Fresh parsley finely chopped
  • Salt & pepper to taste


To prepare chicken skewers:

  • To prepare chicken skewers: In a small bowl, combine yogurt, turmeric, chili powder and lemon juice.
  • Divide chicken pieces equally and place on skewers. Set skewers in a wide dish and cover with marinade. Set aside.

To prepare the pilaf:

  • In a large saucepan, melt butter over low heat, add onion and sauté until soft – about 5 min. Add ground coriander and ground cumin, stirring well to avoid sticking.
  • Add rice, and sauté for about 1 min. before adding stock. Stir well, bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and cover with a tight-fitting lid. Leave to cook over the heat. Cook for 10 min. then let sit for 2 to 3 more mins.
  • On hot oiled grill, place chicken skewers turning every 2 to 3 mins, for a total of 8 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Remove from grill and set aside.
  • Add prunes, pistachio nuts and fresh herbs to rice and mix well.
  • Serve chicken skewers on top of pilaf and enjoy.


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Calories: 424kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 30gFat: 20gFiber: 5g
Course: Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine: American Inspired, Mediterranean Inspired
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