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Herbed chicken skewers

Herbed chicken skewers

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep: -
    • Ready in 40 to 50 minutes
  • Easy
  • Serves 8

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

  • Easily doubled
  • Easily halved
  • Healthy
Nutrition:
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal230
fat9g
saturates2g
carbs16g
sugars0g
fibre2g
protein18g
low insalt0.13g
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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
  • 3 tbsp each of chopped parsley , mint and chives
  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • 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

For the relish

  • 8 ripe tomatoes - vine grown tomatoes tend to have the best flavour
  • 2 green chillies , seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 small garlic cloves , finely chopped
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar

Method

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 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.

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2003

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