Grilled Chicken and Tomato Skewers

Budget Menu & Dirt Cheap Recipes Camping & Outdoor Recipes Grilled Chicken and Tomato Skewers

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      Grilled Chicken and Tomato Skewers

      1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves
      1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
      1 tbs oregano leaves, or dried oregano
      2 cloves fresh garlic
      1 tbs olive oil
      1 tbs red wine vinegar
      1 tbs water
      ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
      1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
      Juice from 1/2 lime
      1 boneless, skinless chicken breast
      1/2 pint cherry tomatoes

      Olive oil spray

      Make the chimichurri sauce. In a blender or food processor, combine ingredients for chimichurri sauce (everything except the chicken and cherry tomatoes) and blend until smooth.

      Cut chicken breast into 1-inch cubes. Place in a zip-top bag with half of the chimichurri sauce. Let marinate in the refrigerator for 20 to 30 min. If using wooden skewers, use this time to soak skewers in water.

      Thread chicken onto metal or wooden skewers, alternating between chicken cubes and tomatoes.

      Heat a grill or grill pan to medium-high heat. Spray with oil and grill skewers 2 to 3 min per side. Reduce heat to low or move skewers to top rack of the grill until finished cooking, about 10 to 15 min. The chicken should reach an internal temperature of 165°.

      Serve skewers with remaining chimichurri sauce.  Serves 2

    • #600804

      My favorite way to grill is with skewers. They’re easy to prepare ahead and are perfect for entertaining friends at a BBQ or for a quick weeknight dinner.

      Tomato Basil Chicken Skewer
      2 tbsp olive oil
      2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
      ½ tsp sea salt
      ½ tsp black pepper
      3 cloves minced garlic
      2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
      1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, cubed
      2 cups fresh basil leaves
      4 cups cherry tomatoes

      Combine the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, garlic and 2 tbsp chopped basil in a medium bowl. Add the chicken and marinate for 10-15 minutes.

      Remove the chicken from the marinade, skewer the pieces of chicken, alternating with the cherry tomatoes and basil leaves. Repeat until you use all the ingredients.

      Grill over medium heat for four minutes, turn, grill for another 4 minutes. Serve with salad. Sometimes I use small cloves of garlic in the skewers as well, I love fresh garlic!

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Budget Menu & Dirt Cheap Recipes Camping & Outdoor Recipes Grilled Chicken and Tomato Skewers