These chicken skewers are so easy and fun to make. The fresh mint and sweet grilled red onion make this chicken dish unique and simply delicious! Your kids will love helping you put the skewers together — just make sure they wash their hands thoroughly after handling the raw chicken.
12-inch metal or wood skewers
1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/4 cup olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 bunch fresh mint
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp freshly ground pepper
2 tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed
1 red onion
If using wood skewers, soak them in water for 30 minutes before using.
Cut the chicken into 1" pieces and mix with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil, garlic, 1 tablespoon of chopped mint, the dried oregano, salt, and pepper in a mixing bowl. Let the chicken marinate for at least 30 minutes or up to 4 hours. Whisk the remaining olive oil and lemon juice in a small bowl to blend and set aside.
Prepare the grill or grill pan for cooking over medium-high heat.
Pull off the large mint leaves from the stem. Assemble the skewers by alternating pieces of chicken, 1" pieces of onion, and mint leaves on the skewers, leaving a few inches of open space at the end of each skewer. Sprinkle the skewers with salt and pepper. Grill until the chicken is just cooked through, turning and basting from time to time with the oil-lemon mixture, about 8-10 minutes total.
Amanda Haas is a cookbook author, cooking video host, and the founder of One Family One Meal, a website that helps families menu plan, grocery shop, and cook on a budget. Her latest writing collaboration is with renowned chef Todd English. The book, Cooking in Everyday English, is now available on Amazon and is loaded with family-friendly recipes. Amanda’s own One Family One Meal cookbook will be released in the Fall of 2012.
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