Chicken skewers are definitely more fun than a plain chicken breast, right? Of course they are! So, even though they take a little longer to prepare, for basically the same-tasting result, sometimes it’s worth it to put in the effort. For those instances, this is a super flavorful, yet simple, recipe.
Lemon zest is something that most people don’t use in much of their everyday cooking compared to lemon juice. If I could recommend one thing to people to really enhance the lemon taste in anything, it would be to incorporate a little more lemon zest into their lives. This is a perfect example of a dish that is only made with a few ingredients, but one in which the taste of those ingredients really shines. You can really taste the lemon and the rosemary. And, by the way, if you prefer a different spice, like sage, feel free to use that instead. But regardless, this simple marinade adds such a great flavor to this chicken dish.
Lemon Rosemary Chicken Skewers
Yield 2-4 servings
- 2 pounds skinless chicken breasts, cut into long 1/2 in strips, or 1/2 in cubes
- 1 1/4 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped
- zest from 2 lemons
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- extra virgin olive oil
- 6 bamboo skewers, soaked in water
- Preheat a grill pan (or real grill, if you have one!) to medium-high heat.
- In a small bowl, mix together the rosemary, lemon zest, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, toss the chicken strips with olive oil. Then sprinkle the lemon zest mixture on it and mix so all sides are covered.
- Put the chicken strips onto the skewers.
- Cook for about 7 minutes each side, or until the chicken is thoroughly cooked.
- Serve with a squeeze of lemon!
Courses Lunch or Dinner