Chicken Brochettes, Marinated In Olive Oil And Lemon Juice

Marinated chicken brochettes make a nice Summer meal - especialy if you have access to "farm fresh" vegetables.

Chicken brochettes with zuchini, bell pepper and mushroom
  • Degree of Difficulty: Very Easy
  • Cost: $$
  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes + 30 minutes marinade
  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes
  • Yields: 2 - 3 portions
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The simple marinade with these brochettes really enhances the flavours. A relatively short cooking time keeps the vegetables a bit crunchy. Wonderful stuff!

 
 

Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 2 Small Courgettes (Zuchini)
  • 1 Red Capsicum (Bell Pepper)
  • 9 Button Mushrooms
  • 250ml (1 Cup) Olive Oil (approx)
  • Juice of 3 Lemons (approx)
  • 15ml (1 Tbsp) Chopped Garlic
  • Thyme, salt, fresh ground black pepper

Mise En Place

  1. Soak 6 bamboo skewers in warm water while you cut the vegetables and the chicken.
  2. Cut the chicken in cubes about 2cm (1") big. Reserve ( To set aside for later use.) [?].
  3. Wash and slice the courgettes about 0.5cm (1/4") thick. Reserve.
  4. Wash, cut in half and remove the seeds of the capsicum.
  5. Cut the capsicum in square pieces about 2cm (1") per side. Reserve.
  6. Wash and cut the mushrooms in half. Reserve.
  7. Assemble the brochettes by adding chicken, courgettes, capsicum and mushroom to the skewers. Alternate ingredients.
  8. Mix the olive oil, the garlic and the lemon juice in a flat, deep sided dish. The dish should accomodate all the brochettes, side by side.
  9. Season the marinade with thyme (to your taste).
  10. Add the chicken to the dish, and spoon some of the marinade all over the brochettes.
  11. Cover with plastic cling film, refrigerate for a minimum of 30 minutes.
  12. Occasionaly turn the brochettes in the marinade during that 30 minutes.

Preparation

  1. Heat up a cast iron grill, or your gas barbeque.
  2. Remove the brochettes from the marinade, and drain them on a paper towel.
  3. Place the brochettes on the hot grill and brown on each side.
  4. Let cook until the chicken is cooked inside. The pieces are small, it should not take very long. You can verify the meat is cooked by using a meat thermometer 75°C (170°F)

Finition

  1. Serve on a plate. You may wish to remove the skewer and keep the brochette shape.
  2. I served the brochettes with potato salad, but you could serve them with green salad, or a rice salad.

Photos

Boneless skinless chicken breast cut in cubes
The chicken breast cut in cubes.

Cut vegetables
The sliced courgettes, capsicum, and mushroom.

Brochettes marinating
The brochettes in a deep dish, marinating in olive oil and lemon juice

Chicken Brochettes cooking on cast iron grill
The chicken brochettes cooking on a cast iron grill, properly browned on one side.

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