Grilled chicken skewers are not only delicious but also visually appealing. Marinated in a zesty lemon and spices blend to perfection.
Appetizing Grilled Chicken Skewers With Lemon Zest Recipe
- 500g chicken breast
- 2 lemons
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 8 bamboo skewers
- Soak bamboo skewers in water for at least 30 minutes prior to cooking to avoid burning.
- Cut the chicken breast into bite-sized pieces and place them in a bowl.
- First, zest the lemons and squeeze out their juice. In a bowl, mix together minced garlic, olive oil, smoked paprika, cumin, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Then add lemon zest and juice and combine well.
- Mix well, ensuring all pieces are coated with the marinade. Let it rest for at least 1 hour in the fridge.
- Preheat the grill or a grill pan over medium heat.
- Thread the marinated chicken onto the soaked skewers.
- Grill the skewers for 10-15 minutes, turning occasionally, until the chicken is cooked through and slightly charred.
- Serve hot with a side salad or on a bed of fluffy rice.
Ideal for a backyard BBQ, a family dinner, or a fun meal prep, these skewers are versatile and easy to make. The lemon zest in the marinade lends a unique freshness to the chicken, while the smoked paprika and cumin add a delightful depth of flavor. Served hot off the grill, these skewers promise a juicy, tangy, and savory experience that will make your taste buds dance with joy.