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Chicken Skewers with Red Cabbage Salad

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Chicken Skewers with Red Cabbage Salad

Chicken skewers with red cabbage salad - Great contrast: crisp lettuce and tender chicken go great together and bring lots of color and vital nutrients to the plate.

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50 min.
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Nutritional values

The tender chicken breast fillet provides a lot of high-quality protein, which is needed for muscle building, among other things. Red cabbage contains many cell-protecting antioxidants as well as plenty of vitamin C, which is important for a strong immune system. Walnuts and walnut oil contain many cholesterol-lowering omega-3 fatty acids.

As a vegetarian, instead of the chicken skewers, substitute fried mushrooms, baked feta cheese or fried tofu slices go great with the red cabbage salad. If you don't need it quite as sweet, you can simply omit the agave syrup in the dressing.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie337 cal.(16 %)
Protein28 g(29 %)
Fat15 g(13 %)
Carbohydrates20 g(13 %)
Sugar added4 g(16 %)
Roughage5.3 g(18 %)
Vitamin A0.1 mg(13 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E4.5 mg(38 %)
Vitamin K32.8 μg(55 %)
Vitamin B₁0.2 mg(20 %)
Vitamin B₂0.2 mg(18 %)
Niacin16.7 mg(139 %)
Vitamin B₆0.8 mg(57 %)
Folate67 μg(22 %)
Pantothenic acid1.7 mg(28 %)
Biotin9.2 μg(20 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.4 μg(13 %)
Vitamin C76 mg(80 %)
Potassium799 mg(20 %)
Calcium83 mg(8 %)
Magnesium67 mg(22 %)
Iron2.9 mg(19 %)
Iodine12 μg(6 %)
Zinc2 mg(25 %)
Saturated fatty acids1.8 g
Uric acid235 mg
Cholesterol62 mg
Complete sugar15 g


1 tsp honey
2 Tbsps soy sauce
1 Tbsp bright sesame oil
½ tsp ground Turmeric
Chili powder
14 ozs Chicken breasts
22 ozs Red cabbage
2 Tbsps Walnut
1 pomegranate
1 handful mint
3 Tbsps Fruit Vinegar
3 Tbsps Orange juice
1 tsp Agave syrup
2 Tbsps Walnut oil
How healthy are the main ingredients?
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Preparation steps


Stir honey, soy sauce, sesame oil, 4 tablespoons water, turmeric and chili to a marinade. Rinse chicken breast fillets, pat dry with kitchen paper and cut into narrow strips. Place meat with marinade in a freezer bag and let stand in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.


Meanwhile, clean red cabbage, remove outer leaves and stalk, quarter cabbage and shave quarters into fine strips. Place in a bowl and mix with 1/2 tsp salt. Knead well for 4-5 minutes until cabbage draws juice and softens.


Coarsely chop nuts and roast in a dry pan over medium heat. Cut pomegranate in half and remove seeds from fruit. Wash mint, shake dry and pluck off leaves.


For the dressing, whisk together vinegar, orange juice, agave syrup, salt and pepper. Whisk in walnut oil.


Thread chicken breast strips onto wooden skewers in an accordion fashion. Heat a grill pan and sear chicken skewers in it on all sides over high heat for about 5-7 minutes.


Mix dressing with cabbage and season to taste. Arrange red cabbage salad on plates, sprinkle with nuts and mint and distribute pomegranate seeds on top. Serve chicken skewers with the salad.