Barbecue Chicken Kebabs

Posted by Cathy Dickerson

I posted a photo of these on Twitter and FaceBook, along with some beef kebabs I made at a recent barbecue for friends so thought I would share the recipe.  I have used a couple of times this summer already.  I have to give some credit to Jamie Oliver as I was inspired by one of his recipes.  You will need either disposable wooden skewers or metal skewers.  (Check out Beef section for beef version)

 Ingredients: (Makes 10-15 kebabs):

- 1Kg skinless chicken breast
- 12-15 sweet cherry tomatoes
- 1 red pepper (cut into 1"/2.5cm square pieces)
- 1 green pepper (cut into 1"/2.5cm square pieces)
- 12-15 button mushrooms
- 2 medium onions (red or white as preferred)
- cut into 1/8ths depending on size

For the marinade:

- 5 cloves garlic, crushed/chopped finely
- 2 handfuls chopped fresh coriander
- 2 handfuls chopped fresh mint (or parsley if preferred)
- juice of one lemon
- about 10 spring onions, finely chopped
- 2 fresh red chilis chopped (or to taste)
- freshly ground pepper to taste
- sea salt to taste


    • - Cut chicken breasts into about 1"/2.5cm chunks (or bigger if preferred) 

    • - Mix all marinade ingredients except olive oil (either all finely chopped together or using a mixer) 

    • - Add olive oil as needed to make a good paste 

    • - Place chicken chunks in a shallow dish with marinade making sure its all well mixed together. 

    • - Cover and leave in fridge for a few hours 

    • - Prepare for the barbecue by placing 4-5 chunks of chicken on skewer, alternated with tomatoes, onion, mushroom and peppers 

    • - Fire up the barbecue and when hot, cook for 10-15 minutes. turning regularly.