Sun dried tomatoes, fresh oregano, garlic, lemons, and virgin olive oil all remind me of the Mediterranean summers. When I make this grilled chicken dish, I am transported to the Sicilian Countryside at a outdoor bbq. These kabobs are fast and easy to make, have lots of flavor and are great for your summertime grilling. Let’s cook!
Mediterranean Grilled Chicken and Sun-dried Tomatoes Kabobs
A flavorful Chicken recipe for summertime grilling
1 1/2 lb skinless chicken breast
1/2-3/4 lb sun dried tomatoes ( in olive oil)
the juice of 1 large lemon or 2 small lemons
1/2 tsp lemon peel
2 tbls fresh oregano
3 tbls extra virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves
Sea salt course grain and fresh ground pepper to taste
-Cut the chicken into 2′ cubes add to a bowl
-add the olive oil, lemon juice, pressed garlic, oregano leaves, lemon peel, sea salt and pepper mix well and let rest for at least 1/2 hour
-alternate the sun dried tomatoes with the chicken on bbq skewers
-heat the gas grill, direct heat low, cook the chicken until golden brown on all sides
*you will notice I like my chicken well done!!
I came up this fast marinade about a year ago when I had chicken breast tenders and little time to prepare dinner… They are spicy and tangy, as you bite into them you taste all the different marinade elements. The trick is to pleat the chicken breasts when you skewer them to capture the garlic, basil, hot pepper and scallion in the pockets so when you grill them all the flavors come out.
Tangy Chicken Tenders in a Garlic, Basil, Lemon Oil Marinade
Easy, flavorful grilled chicken breast alternative
1 lb Chicken Breast filets (tenders)
2 tbls extra virgin olive oil
the juice of 2 lemons
1 scallion diced
1 tbls balsamic vinegar
1 mild to med hot pepper sliced thinly (to taste)
2 large garlic cloves sliced thinly (you want the garlic to grill easily so slice it thin)
handful of fresh basil leaves chopped
Chicken Spice mix to taste (Grill mates Montreal Chicken works!)
-In a dish large enough for the chicken breasts add the chicken breasts, lemon juice, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, thinly slice pepper and garlic, diced scallion, basil leaves chopped, along with the spice mix. Mix well and let sit for at least 20 minutes
-Skewer the Breasts in a manner which allows you to keep the garlic, pepper inside the chicken (this gets a little tricky with tenders, if you use regular thin cut breasts you can roll the mix inside before inserting the skewer)
-Place the chicken skewer on a preheated grill direct heat medium low until golden brown and cooked through the middle.
-They are not the prettiest, but they are yummy!!!