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Spiced Chicken & Grapes on the Grill

Any FoodNetwork fans out there? I use to, meaning pre-blog, watch the FoodNetwork all the time. I would watch any and everything, from IronChef America, to Rachel Ray, and especially Diners, Drive-Ins, & Dives. (although it always left me wanting a burger at 10pm… so probably wasn’t the best idea) But, one of my favorite cooks is Ellie Krieger. She is a nutritionist and has some great, easy, and HEALTHY recipes. The recipe I’m going to share with you today is one of hers and is one of my families favorites.

I actually made this Spiced Chicken & Grapes on the Grill while my parents where in town. The first thing my dad said when I was walking out to the grill was… “your putting grapes on the grill?” {with his face crinkled and eyebrows raised}  He soon realized how wrong he was… I love it when I’m right. 🙂

Grapes are awesome on the grill, it brings out their sweetness! You will love them and this dish.

To get started you will need to prep your chicken for a marinade. Cut 4 chicken breasts up into 3/4 inch cubes {or smaller} and set aside.

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In a medium sized bowl whisk together the 2 T. of olive oil, 1 tsp. of lemon zest (1 lemon), 1 T. lemon juice, 2 garlic cloves {minced}, 1 tsp. of cumin, 1/2 tsp. of coriander, and 1/2 tsp. of salt.

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Add the chicken to the marinade and toss to coat. Marinate the chicken for 20 minutes.

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Prepare outdoor grill to medium high heat. Remove green grapes from stem until you get 2 cups and place in a small bowl.

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Grill the chicken until cooked through, about 3 to 4 minutes per side.

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Grill grapes for about 2 minutes. {I use a grill basket but you could use wooden skewers if you prefer}

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Serve with lemon wedges.

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A serving of Spiced Chicken & Grapes on a plate.

Spiced Chicken & Grapes on the Grill

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 6
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Spiced Chicken and Grapes on the Grill are made with tender grilled chicken served with sweet and juicy grilled grapes.


Ingredients

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  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest {1 lemon}
  • 1 T. lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 8 (10-inch) skewers
  • 1 1/2 cups seedless green grapes
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges

Instructions

  1. Cut 1 lb. or 4 chicken breasts up into 3/4 inch cubes {or smaller} and set aside.
  2. In a medium sized bowl whisk together olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic cloves, cumin, coriander, and salt.
  3. Add the chicken to the marinade and toss to coat. Marinate the chicken for 20 minutes.
  4. Prepare outdoor grill to medium high heat. Remove green grapes from stem and place in bowl.
  5. Grill the chicken until cooked through, about 3 to 4 minutes per side. Grill grapes for about 2 minutes.
  6. Serve with lemon wedges.

Notes

{Recipe slightly adapted from Ellie Krieger}

Keywords: grilled chicken, grilled chicken breast, spiced chicken

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14 comments on “Spiced Chicken & Grapes on the Grill”

  1. I watch Chopped, Diners, Drive-Ins, and dives & now I am semi obsessed with the pioneer woman (show, not blog). I seriously have to get a grill basket. I wonder how this recipe would come out on a glass stove top or an oven? Apartment living = shared grill area = sometimes no open grills.

    1. I LOVE chopped. My husband always tells me that one day he is going to pick up 4 ingredients and do a make shift chopped at home. I think it would be so fun. You definitely need to get one of those grill baskets, they are amazing and only like $8. I think the recipe would still turn out great roasted in the oven or sauteed on the stove, it just wont have the “smokey grill” flavor. But still would be awesome! πŸ™‚

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    Meghan @ The Tasty Fork

    Fruit on the grill is one of my favorites!! I love how the heat brings out the sweetness. I’ll still watch Food Network from time to time, mainly when I’m at the gym. LOL

    1. hahaa… I so do that too! I figure they kinda cross each other out ya know – running and “mind eating”. πŸ™‚

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    Gloria @ Simply Gloria

    Yah, so why DOES watching the Triple D late at night make you run to the fridge thinking there’s going to be that fabulous diner meal that Guy just showcased…happens to me every single time! I love how you’re using the grill! Is it gas or charcoal? I love to grill, but it’s WAY too cold and windy lately that I’m too much of a wimp to wait for the charcoal to heat up! But I’m digging on this recipe…so simple! Love it!

    1. hahaah!!! I know!!! The show is dangerous late at night. I use gas. Growing up we always used charcoal, it has better flavor. But I do not have the virtual of patience when it comes to cooking. It kills me to wait for water to boil, so I opt for the fast gas grill for now. Praying that it warms up around you so you can “get your grill on” soon.

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    Cindy Eikenberg

    Krista, I had to laugh, because I was a huge Food Network addict pre-blog, too! This looks delicious and I agree with Julie, amazing combination. Pinning and thanks for sharing!

  5. This looks amazing! πŸ™‚ I pinned it!

    I would LOVE for you to join my Blog Hop this week! πŸ™‚

    http://www.pluckys-secondthought.com/pluckys-blog-hop-4-with-co-host/

    1. Awesome! Thanks Jess, and thank you for another invite. I made it over there this week, great hop! Love your site. πŸ™‚

    1. I know never had I before I found this recipe! A little unique but most definitely good! Thanks for stopping by again! Love seeing your comments. πŸ™‚