Grilled Lemon Chicken Skewers

This is the perfect summer entree.  The fresh lemon flavors make this bright and summery!  You can cook this on the grill or use a grill pan to get that nice smokey grill flavor.  The lemon and spring onions add a complexity to the chicken that really elevates this from just another boring chicken dish.  I think red onion would be great too if you have some on hand.  Grilling the onion brings out the sweetness, which contrasts nicely with the tart lemon.  This will definitely become a summer staple!

I served this with bruschetta, grilled bell peppers and zucchini, and Israeli couscous with scallions and chopped dried apricots.  This would also be great with a large salad, served with rice (and beans), or could easily be served with simple crudites with dips like hummus or a Greek yogurt dip.

Grilled Lemon Chicken SkewersGrilled Lemon Chicken Skewers (A Seat at the Table)

Makes about 8-10 skewers

Adapted from Foodie Crush

  • 1 pkg chicken tenders, about 1 1/2 lbs
  • 4 lemons
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp dired oregano
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1 bunch scallions, cut into 1 inch pieces

Cut chicken tenders into thirds and set aside.  In a large bowl, add the zest and juice of two lemons.  Whisk in the garlic, oregano, olive oil, salt and pepper.  Add the chicken and place in the fridge for about 30 minutes (no longer than an hour).

Before grilling, soak wooden skewers for about 10 minutes prior.  While the skewers are soaking, thinly slice the last 2 lemons into rounds, then slice the rounds in half.  Once the skewers are ready, thread a folded slice of lemon, then chicken, then about 3 pieces of scallion onto the skewer, repeating two or three times.

Heat the grill and spray with non-stick cooking spray.  Once the grill is hot (medium-high heat if using a grill pan), cook the skewers for about 10 minutes, rotating every 3-4 minutes, until cooked through.

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