Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tasty Tuesday

delicious3After a gluttonous few weeks I could not take another meal out and had to start cooking something other than PB&J sandwiches.  I’ve gotten my kitchen mojo back, so have a few weeks worth of recipes to share.  I think this one of the best…

Lemon Garlic Chicken Skewers
3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
Zest of 1 lemon
3 cloves garlic, pressed
1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
salt and pepper to taste
2 boneless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch pieces
1.  In a medium bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon zest, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper.

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2.  Add the chicken pieces to the bowl and stir to coat the chicken with the marinade.  stuff 3213.  Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.  
4.  To prevent starting a fire burning the wood skewers, soak them in water for 20-30 minutes before use.
5.  Heat grill to medium and lightly oil before cooking the chicken to keep from sticking. 
6.  Add the chicken to the skewers and place them on the grill, cover, and cook for about 8 minutes, turning once during cooking. 
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I served them with a tomato and cucumber salad dressed with balsamic vinegar, olives, and feta.
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For leftovers, I mixed the chicken with the cucumber salad and served in a toasted pita.  The chicken was just as light and tender the next day as it was hot off the grill.
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I loved this recipe so much that I’ve already made it twice.  So easy and yummy!


  1. Hi ! Just discovered your blog via the Teeny Teacher....I love this world I have just discovere!
    I live in Ontario, Canada about 1 hour from Buffalo. I have taught for 26 years and love all the great new ideas and hearing so many voices that share similiar ideas. I just read your current posts and love it. We share many of the same fav. books, movies, music etc. Loved your post at NYC, a fav. travel spot. Spent 4 days on Christmas break there last Dec. MAGICAL ! Nice to meet you :)

  2. I'm in! I like easy and delicious!

  3. Looks great....and I am hungry!

  4. I do something similar. 'Sept I put the juice of the lemon in also and tarragon 'stead of parsley.

    There is a tagine in the shops. Ever used one ?. Any good ?. I wonder would a casserole dish do the same pretty much.

  5. @diditeach - thanks for visiting. I've been addicted to those blogs the last few weeks - trying to get inspired. :)

    @Vince - I'll have to try to tarragon next time. I like that herb a lot. I've not used or even tried a tangine. I'm sure the chicken would cook just fine in the oven, minus the grill marks.

  6. The stuffed toasted pita is making my mouth water!!

    PS - hehehe jlo said "easy" and "delicious"

  7. @Hula - ha ha ha, I know! I was going to be sassy and say, "just like me!" But I didn't want to be offensive. :)