Chicken & Sweet Potato Skewers with Apple Fennel Salad
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- 2 Tbsp rosemary finely chopped fresh
- 2 Tbsp parsley finely chopped fresh
- 4 cloves garlic chopped
- ¼ tsp sea salt or Himalayan salt
- 12 oz chicken breasts cut into 12 1-inch cubes
- 1 large sweet potato cut into 12 1-inch cubes
- 1 medium onion cut into 12 1-inch cubes
- 1 medium bell pepper cut into 12 1-inch cubes
- 1 medium green bell pepper cut into 12 1-inch cubes
- 4 cups warm water
- ¾ tsp. sea salt or Himalayan salt, divided use
- 1 medium Apple cored, thinly sliced
- 1 cup apple cider vinegar
- 4 tsp. olive oil
- 2 tsp. honey
- 1 cups fennel thinly sliced
- ¼ cup pecan pieces toasted
- 2 cups mixed greens
- 2 cups arugula
- Combine oil, lemon juice, rosemary, parsley, garlic, and salt in a large resealable bag.
- Add pork; marinate, refrigerated, for 30 minutes (to 4 hours).
- Preheat grill or broiler on high.
- Boil water in steamer or large saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-high. Place sweet potato pieces in steamer basket; cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until tender-crisp. Place in ice water bath to stop cooking process. Set aside.
- Place a piece of chicken, sweet potato, onion, red bell pepper, and green bell pepper onto a skewer. Repeat, so the skewer has two pieces of each ingredient. Repeat with five remaining skewers. Discard marinade that contained chicken.
- Grill (or broil) skewers for 8 to 10 minutes, turning every 2 minutes, or until sweet potato is softened and pork is no longer pink in the middle.
- Combine water and ½ tsp. salt in a medium bowl; mix to dissolve salt.
- Submerge apple slices in water. Let sit for 5 minutes; drain water. Set aside.
- While apple is sitting, combine vinegar, oil, remaining ¼ tsp. salt, and honey in a small bowl; whisk to blend. Evenly divide dressing between 4 one-quart Mason jars. Set aside.
- Evenly layer apples, fennel, pecans, salad greens, and arugula on top of dressing in jars.
- Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Shake before serving.