Monday, March 19, 2018

March 19, National Poultry Day
Cooking, Safety and Nutrition

Poultry is an excellent source of protein and lower in fats than red meat (especially if you remove the skin). There are about 3,200,000 poultry recipes on the Internet.

Calorie Facts about Poultry

Cooking, Safety and Nutrition are key to enjoying poultry.
USDA Guidance on Cooking Poultry
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Makes 6 main course serving

1/4 cup plain Greek-style whole-milk yogurt
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
6 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon turmeric
2 pounds skinless boneless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 Orange sections
1/2 Green Peppers, sliced

1. Whisk together yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, and turmeric in a large bowl.
2. Add chicken, orange sections and pepper slices - stirring to coat.
3. Marinate, covered and chilled, at least 8 hours.
4. If using a charcoal grill, open vents on bottom of grill, then light charcoal. When charcoal turns grayish white and you can hold your hand 5 inches above grill rack for 3 to 4 seconds, grill is ready (medium-hot). If using a gas grill, preheat burners on high, covered, 10 minutes, then reduce heat to medium-high.
5. While grill heats, drain chicken, orange sections and pepper slices and discard the marinade.
6. Thread chicken pieces, orange sections and pepper slices onto skewers.
7. Lightly oil hot grill rack, then grill kebabs, covered only if using a gas grill, turning occasionally, until chicken is just cooked through, 4 to 6 minutes.

Note. If you aren't able to grill outdoors, kebabs can be cooked in batches in a lightly oiled large (2-burner) ridged grill pan over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, 5 to 7 minutes. 

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Sandra Frank, Ed.D, RDN, LN

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