Chicken Skewer Recipe: A Tasty and Healthy Dish

Chicken skewers, also known as tavuk şiş in Turkish, are a popular dish in many countries. They are easy to make, juicy, flavorful, and can be a great addition to your weekly meal plan. Whether you’re grilling on the barbecue or cooking on the stove, these chicken skewers are sure to be a hit with your family and friends.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 8 wooden skewers (soaked in water for 30 minutes before use to prevent burning)

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the chicken, red and yellow bell peppers, and onion. Set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper, paprika, oregano, and thyme. Pour the mixture over the chicken and vegetables and mix well to coat.
  3. Thread the chicken and vegetables onto the soaked skewers, alternating between each ingredient. You should have about 4 pieces of chicken and 3 pieces of each vegetable per skewer.
  4. Heat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat. Lightly oil the grates and place the skewers on the grill. Cook for 10-12 minutes, turning occasionally, until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender.
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p>Serve the chicken skewers immediately, garnished with lemon wedges and fresh herbs if desired. These skewers are delicious on their own or served with a side of rice, quinoa, or your favorite vegetables.

Tips and Tricks

  • For a more intense flavor, marinate the chicken and vegetables for 2-3 hours in the refrigerator before grilling.
  • You can also bake the chicken skewers in the oven at 400°F for 15-20 minutes until cooked through and browned on the outside.
  • If you don’t have wooden skewers, metal skewers work just as well. However, be sure to oil them well to prevent the chicken and vegetables from sticking.
  • For a spicy twist, add some cayenne pepper or chili flakes to the marinade mixture.

Conclusion

Chicken skewers are a tasty and healthy dish that are perfect for grilling season or any time of the year. This recipe is easy to follow and customizable to your taste preferences. So, gather your ingredients and give it a try!

Enjoy your delicious chicken skewers!

 

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