Grilled Garlic Lemon Chicken Skewers

I pinned this recipe 3 times without realizing it. Pinterest usually tells you when you’re re-pinning something you already have on a board, but somehow this one escaped Pinterest’s keen investigative algorithm, and I somehow pinned it not twice, but thrice. Which I guess means I really liked the look of it. Guess what? The look was not alone in the appeal. No misleading here. It packed a solid punch. It’s simple, using just a few ingredients, but it is complex in flavor. What I’m trying to say is, it’s really good. AAAAAND. And! My family destroyed it. I literally was able to eat 2 skewers, and that was it. Looked up, and the plate was empty. So here you go (very slightly modified from the pinspiration noted above).

* 3 average sized chicken breasts, cut lengthwise into strips (3-4 strips/breast)
* 1/3C olive oil
* zest of 1 lemon
* 2T minced garlic
* 1T dried parsley
* 2t salt
* 1t black pepper

First get your chicken marinading. Blend together the olive oil, lemon zest, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper.

Trim the fat off your chicken, and cut it into long strips.

Add the chicken to the marinade and mix it through to coat each strip completely. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for as much time as you have, up to 8 hours (says the recipe I pinned). I didn’t have much time – it got about 30 minutes of marinading in – and it was so incredibly flavorful. I honestly can’t imagine how much more powerful that marinade can be if you give it a few hours to do it’s thing. It’s a good one. Side bar: I think this is just a great overall marinade to keep in your rolodex. It would be awesome on shrimp or steak… really on anything. NOM. Back to business.

If you are planning to use wooden skewers, soak them in water while you prepare your marinade, or at least for 15-20 minutes or so before grilling.

Skewer your chicken strips by starting at the bottom and sort of twisting your chicken as you stab it with the skewer. That sounds really weird. But see what I mean? Basically scrunch it up as you go.

Grill about 10 minutes, rotating them once or twice. There you go. Serve ’em up!

I served these with a fresh side salad and some simple grilled zucchini spears (olive oil and lemon pepper), and thank goodness I did, because as I said before, the chicken was gone almost as soon as it hit the table, so fortunately, I had something to eat!

(Again, here is that recipe (which it turns out is not the original post of the recipe), and here is my pin.)

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