April 27, 2006

Garlic and Lemon Marinated Chicken Kebabs

Garlic and Lemon Marinated Chicken Kebabs
from The Slow Mediterranean Kitchen

1 1/4 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast
4 large garlic cloves
1/4 tsp coarse salt
2 pinches Middle Eastern spices
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 TBSP mayonnaise
3 TBSP lemon juice
1 TBSP extra virgin olive oil

Cut the chicken breasts into 1-inch cubes.

Pound the garlic with the salt until pureed. Add the spices, pepper, mayo, lemon juice, and oil and whisk until smooth. Roll the chicken in the mixture to coat. Cover and refrigerate, and let marinate 3 to 4 hours.

Preheat the broiler or light a hot fire in the barbecue grill. String the chicken on long metal skewers. Broil or grill, brushing with the marinade, turning and basting, until well browned and cooked. 8 to 10 minutes. For safety, stop basting 3 to 4 minutes before the chicken is finally cooked.

Notes: I made a substitution of yogurt for the mayonnaise. And for the spices, I used a mixture of allspice, cinnamon, coriander, cloves, and ginger. Oh and I used bamboo skewers that had been soaked for half an hour first and did this in the broiler. It came out absolutely amazing - very tender and extremely tasty. I would really like to try it out on a charcoal grill.

Posted by Jennifer at April 27, 2006 10:07 PM | TrackBack

Yum. These really were tasty, though I too would like to see how they'd be after they were cooked over charcoal.

Posted by: Michael at May 15, 2006 9:23 PM
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