Prune Pilaf with Chicken Skewers

Prune Pilaf with Chicken Skewers

Prune Pilaf with Chicken Skewers

Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 30 Minutes

Calories per seving 400

Fat 15g

Cholesterol 85mg

Sodium 820mg

Carbohydrates 41g

Fiber 4g

Sugar 8g

Protein 32g


Chicken Skewers:

  • 2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup 2% plain yogurt
  • 1 tbsp ground turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 4 metal skewers, at least 8 inches long

Rice Pilaf:

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp each salt and pepper
  • 2/3 cup converted brown rice
  • 2 cups chicken broth, warm
  • 6 Sunsweet® Pitted Prunes, roughly chopped
  • 3 tbsp shelled pistachio nuts, roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley


Chicken Skewers:  Mix together the yogurt, turmeric, chili powder and lemon juice. Thread chicken pieces onto skewers, then place in shallow dish and cover with yogurt mixture. Let stand for 30 minute or refrigerate for 2 hours.  

Rice Pilaf: Melt butter in a large saucepan set over low heat. Sauté onion for 5 minutes, or until softened. Add coriander, ground cumin, cumin seeds, salt and pepper.

Add rice. Stir in broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove lid and fluff with a fork. Add prunes, pistachios, cilantro and parsley.

Meanwhile, preheat grill to high.  Remove skewers from marinade, discard any excess marinade. Cook for 6 to 8 minutes, turning often so chicken is grill marked and juices run clear.

Spoon rice into a large, wide serving bowl and place the chicken skewers on top.