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Grilled Curried Chicken Kabobs with Sweet Mango – Spiced Basmati Rice

KraftGrilled-Curried-Chicken-Kabobs

CURRIED CHICKEN KABOBS

  • 48 oz (1.4 kg) pure KRAFT Refrigerated Ranch Dressing
  • 1 cup (250 mL) curry powder
  • 15 lbs (6.7 kg) boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 4 cm cubes

Curried chicken kabobs: Mix dressing and curry powder. Add to chicken in non-reactive container; toss to coat. Marinate overnight in refrigerator. Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade. Thread 155 g chicken onto each of 48 skewers (or onto each of 4 skewers for trial recipe). Refrigerate until ready to grill.

SWEET MANGO-SPICED BASMATI RICE
  • 6 3/4 lbs (3.1 kg) basmati rice, well washed, soaked in water for 30 min. and well drained
  • 2 gal (8 L) water

Sweet mango-spiced basmati rice: Cook rice in boiling water in covered saucepan just until rice is tender. Spread onto sheet pan, separating all grains. Cool.

SPICED-SUGAR SYRUP

  • 5 1/4 lbs (2.35 kg) sugar
  • 7 1/2 cups (1.8 L) water
  • 2 T (30 mL) cardamom pods,lightly crushed
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) whole cloves
  • 2 T (30 mL) ground turmeric

Spiced-sugar syrup: Meanwhile, bring sugar and water to boil in large saucepan, stirring occasionally until sugar is dissolved. Add crushed cardamom pods, cloves and turmeric; stir. Simmer on medium-low heat 10 min. (or 3 to 5 min. for trial recipe) until of syrup-like consistency. Remove cardamom pods and cloves with fork; discard.

BASMATI RICE GARNISHES

  • 1 1/2 lbs (675 g) slivered almonds,toasted
  • 1 cup (250 mL) golden raisins
  • 1 cup (250 mL) lemon juice
  • 4 1/2 lbs (2 kg) mangos, peeled,cut into small dice
  • 3/4 lb (340 g) fresh cilantro, coarsely chopped

Basmati rice garnishes: Add hot Spiced-Sugar Syrup to rice; mix lightly. Gently combine nuts, raisins and lemon juice; cover. Let stand 5 min. on top of warm stove. Gently mix in mangos and cilantro using a folding action.

INSTRUCTIONS

For each serving: Grill 1 kabob until chicken is done. Plate 1 cup (250 mL) rice mixture; top with kabob.

Shortcut: Marinate kabobs 1 hour before grilling to order.

YIELD: 48 SERVINGS

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