I was inspired to make these skewers from a post I saw a few weeks ago, but when I returned to it to double-check the ingredients was surprised to see there was no yoghurt there; clearly I’d got it into my head that these were a yoghurty marinaded skewer. Yoghurt marinades help to keep meat moist, which is very useful when grilling, especially something like chicken breast which can get very dry. Plus, it’s thick enough it can comfortably carry the other flavours, without them running all over the baking sheet and making a huge mess. All wonderful news. Oh and it’s really quick and easy to make too. Bonus.
Spicy lemon chicken kebabs
Inspired by Savoury Sweet Life
1 small green birdseye chilli, minced
1 tablespoon chives, chopped
1 tablespoon yoghurt
Zest and juice of half a lemon
240g chicken fillet, cut into 1-inch cubes
1. In a bowl stir together the chilli, chives, yoghurt, lemon zest and juice and plenty of salt and pepper. Toss the chicken in the mixture and leave to marinate for at least 20 minutes, or wrap and leave in the fridge for a few hours.
2. Preheat the grill. Put the chicken pieces on 4 skewers and cook under a grill, turning once, for 8-10 minutes, or until a little brown at the edges and cooked all the way through. Serve with pretty much anything.