Sicilian-Style Grilled Chicken w/ Herb Skewers

IMG_5854This is an ideal meal pair item for the lemon & saffron risotto recipe I posted a little while ago. It’s also a great summertime recipe to try out on the grill!

Ingredients for the Marinade:

3 medium cloves garlic (finely minced)

¼ c. olive oil

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 tsp. red wine vinegar

1 tsp. smoked paprika

1 tablespoon chopped oregano leaves

2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley

½ tsp. sea salt

¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper

Ingredients for the skewers:

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs/breasts, trimmed & cut into 2-inch pieces

15-20 fresh bay leaves

4 lemons (sliced into quarter-size wedges)

12 (10-inch) bamboo skewers soaked in water OR metal skewers

Sea salt

Freshly ground black pepper

To marinate the chicken: To a medium bowl, add all marinade ingredients; whisk to combine. Add chicken & knead or toss to coat. Cover with Saran Wrap & transfer to the refrigerator to marinate for 30 minutes- 2 hours. When ready to grill, remove chicken from marinade. Thread or poke chicken pieces onto skewers, alternating with bay leaf & lemon wedges, leaving ¼ inch between pieces. Preheat a grill to medium-high heat. Lightly season skewers with some salt & pepper & then grill, turning as needed, until cooked through, 6-8 minutes.

*Metal skewers work best for grilling, but if you only have wooden skewers, be sure to soak them in water for 30 minutes before exposing them to open flames.


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