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Herbed chicken skewers

Herbed chicken skewers

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(4 ratings)

Prep: 40 mins - 50 mins Ready in 40 to 50 minutes

Easy

Serves 8
A superhealthy chicken dish with a 'no-cook' relish

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Healthy

Nutrition

  • kcalories230
  • fat9g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs16g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre2g
  • protein18g
  • salt0.13g
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Ingredients

  • 500g tiny new potatoes - look for packets of tiny or baby new potatoes, or pick out the smallest ones you can find if they are sold loose

    New potatoes

    n-ew po-tate-oes

    New potatoes have thin, wispy skins and a crisp, waxy texture. They are young potatoes and…

  • 3 tbsp each of chopped parsley, mint and chives

    Parsley

    par-slee

    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • 6 tbsp olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 500g skinless chicken breasts, cut into 3cm chunks
  • 1 red onion, peeled
  • 1 red pepper, seeded and cut into 3cm chunks
  • 1 lemon, cut into 8 wedges

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

For the relish

  • 8 ripe tomatoes - vine grown tomatoes tend to have the best flavour

    Tomato

    toe-mart-oh

    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 2 green chillies, seeded and finely chopped

    Chilli

    chill-ee

    Part of the capsicum family, chillies come in scores of varieties and colours (from green…

  • 2 small garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 4 tbsp olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar

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Method

  1. If using wooden or bamboo skewers soak eight in cold water for about half an hour. Cook the potatoes in boiling salted water for 10-12 minutes, until just tender, drain and leave to cool. Mix the herbs, oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a large bowl and add the chicken and potatoes. Mix well until everything is glistening. Cut the onion into 6 wedges, then separate the layers on each wedge. Add the onion and the pepper to the marinade and mix thoroughly.

  2. To make the relish, halve and seed the tomatoes, then chop the flesh finely. Mix the tomatoes, chillies, garlic, oil, vinegar, salt and pepper and spoon into a small dish.

  3. Thread the chicken, potatoes, peppers and onion onto 8 skewers, finishing each with a lemon wedge. Barbecue directly over a medium high heat for 5-6 minutes on each side, until the chicken is cooked. Serve piled on a serving platter with the tomato relish.

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Comments (5)

reevey's picture
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Very bland even though I put the chicken and potatoes in the marinade for 12 hours. Disappointed with outcome, I would only serve them as part of a large bbq meal but not on their own

ellenboshell's picture
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meant to say replaced the lemon with orange!

ellenboshell's picture
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Did these last night, left the potato out and replaced with orange segments - yeah i know it sounds bizarre but it was lovely. Had them with some couscous with some more red pepper and onion added, definately making this again!

kimmy173's picture
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Did this as a starter for a dinner party. Guests were impressed and although there's a lot of prep work involved, the taste certainly makes up for it. Will make them again.

lizzafezza's picture
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Really nice and summery done a BBQ equally as good done in a gridel pan

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