Introduction:
Experience the perfect blend of smoky, sweet, and savory flavors with our Canadian Berry BBQ Chicken Skewers. This delightful dish combines the richness of barbecue sauce with the freshness of Canadian berries, creating a mouthwatering culinary masterpiece that will leave your taste buds tingling. The vibrant history of Canadian cuisine is beautifully showcased in this recipe, as we pay homage to the indigenous berries that have been enjoyed for generations. Perfect for grilling enthusiasts, this recipe will become a summer staple. Prepare to be amazed as you embark on a journey of flavors and textures that are uniquely Canadian.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients:

For the Chicken Skewers:

  • 1.5 lbs (680g) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 cup fresh Canadian blueberries
  • 1 cup fresh Canadian raspberries
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 red onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 12 wooden skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes

For the BBQ Marinade:

  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup Canadian maple syrup
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the BBQ Marinade:
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the barbecue sauce, Canadian maple syrup, minced garlic, Dijon mustard, smoked paprika, salt, and black pepper. Mix well until all ingredients are thoroughly combined. Set aside.
  1. Skewer Assembly:
  • Thread the marinated chicken cubes, Canadian blueberries, Canadian raspberries, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, and red onion alternately onto the soaked wooden skewers. Repeat until all skewers are assembled.
  1. Marinate the Skewers:
  • Place the assembled skewers in a shallow dish and generously brush them with the prepared BBQ marinade. Ensure each skewer is well-coated. Reserve some marinade for basting during grilling. Cover the dish and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
  1. Preheat the Grill:
  • Preheat your grill to medium-high heat, around 375-400°F (190-200°C), and oil the grates to prevent sticking.
  1. Grill the Skewers:
  • Carefully place the marinated skewers on the preheated grill. Grill for about 8-10 minutes, turning occasionally and basting with the reserved marinade, until the chicken is cooked through and has a delicious charred exterior.
  1. Serve:
  • Once the chicken is cooked to perfection, remove the skewers from the grill and let them rest for a few minutes. Serve hot, garnished with fresh Canadian berries and a drizzle of extra barbecue sauce.

NUTRITION FACTS:

Serving SizeCaloriesTotal Fat (g)Saturated Fat (g)Cholesterol (mg)Sodium (mg)Total Carbohydrates (g)Dietary Fiber (g)Sugars (g)Protein (g)
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Conclusion:
The Canadian Berry BBQ Chicken Skewers are not just a meal; they are a culinary adventure that celebrates Canada’s natural bounty and rich food history. The fusion of tender chicken, sweet Canadian berries, and the smoky, tangy barbecue sauce creates an unforgettable flavor explosion. Whether you’re grilling these skewers at a summer cookout or enjoying them indoors, this special recipe will impress your family and friends with its unique blend of flavors. Give it a try and savor the essence of Canada in every delicious bite.