<html> <head> <body style="background-image: url(ricepaperbackground.gif);"> <title> Oven-Baked Faux-Hawiian Chicken Skewers by Larry Andersen</title> </head> <META NAME="Author" CONTENT=" Larry Andersen "> <META NAME="Keys" CONTENT=" chicken, skewer, Hawaiian, mushroom, cherry tomato, Bell pepper, pearl onions "> <META NAME="description" CONTENT=" A colorful skewer made in the oven when it is too cold to grill out-of-doors. " <!-- Picture and Recipe Title --> <table border="0"> <tr> <th rowspan="2"> <A href="hawchxsk0.jpg" Border="0"> <img src="hawchxsk0.jpg" Border="0" style="width: 320px; height: 240px;" Alt="Click to enlarge - ."></a> </th> <td width=320><center> <p><h1> Faux-Hawaiian </h1></center></p> <p><center> <h1> Oven-Baked </h1> </center></p> <p><center> <h1> Chicken Skewers </h1> </center></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td> </center></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0"> <TR> <TD Width=640> <p><i> It might be raining or the wind hard blowing, or it might be snowing. For whatever reason, you can t always use the outdoor barbecue grill. But when the urge to make something with that out-of-doors savor, these oven-baked chicken skewers come close to giving that patio party feeling. </p> <p>The bright and distinct colors of the skewers always remind me of the pictures I ve seen of Hawaiian luaus and they taste great. </p> </i></p> </TD> </TR> </table> <!-- Recipe Atributes. --> <table border="0"> <TR> <TD Width=320> Preparation: About 2 hours </TD> <TD width=320> <i><b> Life Experience Recipe </i></b> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD Width=320> Makes 4 skewers </TD> <TD width=320> </TD> </TR> </table> <!-- Ingredients Section. --> <table border="0"> <TR> <TD Width=320> <B>Marinade Ingredients:</B> </TD> <TD> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD Width=320> <UL> <LI>1/4 cup milk <LI>1/2 tablespoon lime juice <LI>1/2 teaspoon salt <LI>1 egg, beaten </UL> </TD> <TD Width=320> <UL> <LI>1/2 tablespoon sesame oil <LI>1/2 tablespoon lemon juice <LI>1/4 teaspoon Pat's Special Blend Hot Sauce* </UL> </TD> </TR> </table> <table border="0"> <TR> <TD Width=320> <B>Skewer Items:</B> </TD> <TD> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD Width=320> <UL> <LI> 2 medium boneless, skinless chicken breast halves <LI> 8 1-inch chunks green Bell pepper <LI> 8 Medium-sized whole button mushrooms </UL> </TD> <TD Width=320> <UL> <LI> 8 canned pineapple chunks, dained <LI> 8 cherry tomatoes <LI> 8 pearl onions <LI> 2 tablespoons olive oil </UL> </TD> </TR> </table> <table border="0"> <TR> <TD Width=320> <B>Dredge Ingredients:</B> </TD> <TD> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD Width=320> <UL> <LI>1/2 cup all-purpose flour <LI>1 tablespoons sesame seeds <LI>1/2 teaspoon salt <LI>1/4 teaspoon ground dried thyme <LI>1/2 teaspoon baking powder </UL> </TD> <TD Width=320> <UL> <LI>1/4 cup finely chopped pecans or almonds <LI>1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper, to taste <LI>1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper <LI>1/2 teaspoon Hungarian paprika </UL> </TD> </TR> </table> <table border="0"> <TR> <TD Width=320> <B>Dipping sauce Ingredients:</B> (or your favorite sweet </TD> <TD>and sour sauce) </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD Width=320> <UL> <LI>1/2 cup apricot jam <LI>1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard </UL> </TD> <TD Width=320> <UL> <LI>1/4 cup raspberry white wine vinegar <LI>2 teaspoons tomato paste </UL> </TD> </TR> </table> <!-- Procedure Section. Letter ASCII HTML alt + 146 &AElig; alt +0216 &Oslash; alt + 143 &Aring; alt + 153 alt + 145 &aelig; alt +0248 &oslash; alt + 134 &aring; alt + 148 --> <table border="0"> <TR> <TD Width=650> <b>Procedure</b> <p>Blend sauce ingedients in blender. Warm in saucepan.</p> <!-- Procedure Section. --> <OL> <LI> Place 16 - 18 wooden skewers in water to soak.</p> <LI> Cut chicken breasts, lengtheise, into 1-inch strips. Cut across to make cubes.</p> <LI> In blender, buzz marinade ingredients to combine. Pour marinade into glass bowl with cover. Add chicken cubes, toss to cover thoroughly. Marinade, in refrigerator for 1 hour, tossing once or twice. </p> <LI> In large bowl, add green pepper chunks, mushrooms and tomatoes. Drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat. Allow excess oil to drain. </p> <LI> In large bowl, add dredge ingredients and mix thoroughly. </p> <LI> Remove chicken from marinade and discrad marinade. Dredge chicken pieces in flour mixture, shake off excess flour. Place on wax paper covered cookie sheet. Refrigerate 30 minute to set coating. </p> <LI> Skewer items, alternating chicken, pineapple, green pepper, tomato, onnion and mushroom pieces. Place skewers on a non-stick sprayed cookie sheet. </p> <LI> Bake in preheated 425F oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown, Turn once during cooking. After removing from oven, brush both sides with heated dipping sauce. </p> <LI> Serve over a bed of saffron rice with remaining heated dipping sauce on the side. </p> <!-- <center> <p><A href="image2.jpg" Border="0"> <img src="image2.jpg" Border="0" style="width: 280px; height: 200px;" Alt="Click to enlarge - Description here."></a> <A href="image2.jpg" Border="0"> <img src="image2.jpg" Border="0" style="width: 280px; height: 200px;" Alt="Click to enlarge - Description here."></a> </p> </center> --> </OL> <p><i>*Pat's Special Blend Hot Sauce is a family recipe of my sister, Pattie Knapp. If you are not lucky enough to have any, you may substitute 1 teaspoon Tabasco Sauce. </i> </p> </TD> </TR> </table> <!-- decorative band --> <table border="0"> <TR> <TD Width=640> <center> <img src="pnikband.gif" Border="0" width="327" height="72"> </center> </TD> </TR> </table> <p></p> <A href="contents.htm">Return to Cookbook Contents Page</a> <address>Latest revision done August 2014</address> <img height="20" Title="Our visitors" hspace="4" width="60" align="middle" vspace="2" border="0" src="http://counter.digits.net/wc/-d/4/JanisGardensCookbook" /> <a href="http://www.digits.net/">Counter courtesy of WebCounter</a> <p> <a href="https://www.aplus.net/">Hosted by <b>aplus.net</b></a> </p> </body> </html>