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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Honey-Mustard Chicken and Broccoli Skewers With Cheesy Potatoes


Cooking potatoes in the microwave is a real time-saver for busy weeknights. For the skewers, use wooden ones that have been soaked in water for at least 20 minutes so they don't burn in the oven, or opt for metal skewers if you're short on time. Just be sure to remove them before serving, as they retain heat.

By Jennifer Bartoli and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen
Source: Canadian Living Magazine: November 2014

Prep time 30 minutes
Total time 30 minutes
Portion size 4 servings

4 tsp (18 mL) liquid honey
4 tsp (18 mL) Dijon mustard
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp (2 mL) Italian herb seasoning
Pinch each salt and pepper
450 g boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut in 24 cubes
1 small head broccoli, cut into 16 bite-size florets
4 small baking potatoes, (such as russet), scrubbed
1 tbsp (15 mL) chopped fresh chives

Cheddar Cheese Sauce:
1 tbsp (15 mL) butter
1 tbsp (15 mL) all-purpose flour
1 cup (250 mL) milk
1 cup (250 mL) medium Cheddar cheese
Pinch each salt, and dry mustard

In a bowl, whisk together honey, mustard, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper; set aside.

 Alternately thread chicken and broccoli onto 8 metal or soaked wooden skewers; arrange on parchment paper-lined rimmed baking sheet. Bake in 425 F (220 C) oven for 10 minutes. Brush skewers all over with honey mixture, turning to coat both sides. Bake until chicken is no longer pink inside, 5 to 8 minutes.

 Using a fork, prick potatoes all over. Microwave on high until fork-tender, about 6 minutes. Set aside until cool enough to handle. Cut X in each potato; squeeze gently to open.

Cheddar Cheese Sauce: Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Gradually whisk in milk; cook, whisking constantly, until thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in Cheddar cheese, salt, and dry mustard until smooth. Top potatoes with cheese sauce and chives; serve with chicken skewers.

Nutritional Information per serving: about
cal 585 pro 43g total fat 16g sat. fat 9g  
carb 69g dietary fibre 6g sugar 12g chol 107mg  
sodium 388mg potassium 1,730mg    
calcium 32 iron 27 vit A 23 vit C 133  
folate 50

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