Chicken and kumara skewers with spinach pecan salad (Maple glazed)


 1 large (500g) kumara, cut into 2cm pieces
660g chicken thigh fillets, cut into 3cm pieces
12 (300g) purple or French shallots, halved
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

Spinach pecan salad
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
salt and freshly ground black pepper
200g yellow grape tomatoes, halved
1 cup (120g) pecan halves, toasted
80g baby spinach leaves
½ small (50g) red onion, sliced thinly


 Boil, steam or microwave kumara until tender; drain. Thread kumara, chicken and shallot, alternately, onto skewers.

Combine syrup, vinegar and mustard in a small bowl.

Cook skewers on heated oiled grill plate (or grill or barbecue), covered with foil, for 10 minutes. Uncover, brush skewers all over with syrup mixture.
Turn; cook, brushing occasionally with syrup mixture, for about 5 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

To make the spinach and pecan salad, whisk maple syrup, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add tomatoes, pecans, spinach leaves and onion; toss salad gently to combine.

Serve skewers with spinach pecan salad, if desired.

13 Responses to “Chicken and kumara skewers with spinach pecan salad (Maple glazed)”

  1. So colorful and delicious looking fare! I had to look up kumara on the Internet. I see we call them sweet potatoes over here. Ha! I love sweet potatoes! Thank you for sharing your recipe for this nutritious and attractive meal.

    • I have to apologize, since living here for a decade already, I forgot that many people would not know what kumara is…like they say…when in Rome, do as the Romans do 🙂 🙂 Love you xx

  2. Thanks Carol Ann, I also didn’t know what Kumara was.
    Isn’t it wonderful how this blogging world teaches us new things every day?
    A lovely, healthy meal Amanda 🙂

  3. that looks lovely! 🙂

  4. I had to look up kumara … I thought maybe a fish … but it’s a sweet potato … with the chicken sort of our Thanksgiving dinner on a stick! I love it. Nice combo expecially with the salad. Healthy. You always do such a lovely professional presentation, Amanda!

    Altogether Yum! Wouldn’t take to long to do …

    Haven’t been able to try the strawberries and rubarb yet … Too hot here to turn on the oven! …. oh the frustration … living on salads … loosing some weight. Well, that’s a good thing! 🙂

    • It is easy and healthy…a thing I try and do since Monday too…sometimes you get to a stage where you just want to clear the system…I am happy for spring, the options with fresh produce and light food rules my mind lately. Salads are yummmmm.. 🙂 🙂 Mwah.x

  5. lifeinarecipe Says:

    Recipes using some of my favorite foods like spinach…another of your recipes on my list to try!
    Your food and pictures always look awesome Amanda…how can we not fall in love with whatever you make?
    You are an angel! xx

    • I will never ever be as good a cook as I’d like to be but love trying new things and to me it’s almost like art…..Still thinking of that hamburger on your page!!! Yummmm xxxx Much love Cindy xxx

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