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Lemon Garlic Chicken Skewers

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Created by Mariam E.
These juicy and flavorful Lemon Garlic Chicken Skewers are so easy to make and are the perfect easy dinner recipe. These chicken kabobs are marinated in a vibrant lemon marinade and then grilled to perfection! Have these chicken skewers ready in less than an hour!
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
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Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 2 tbsps. mayonnaise
  • cup lemon juice
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp. fine rosemary
  • 1 tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsps. honey
  • 1 tsp. salt or more to taste
  • ½ tsp. chili flakes or less per preference
  • 1 tsp. black pepper fresh cracked
  • 3 tbsps. olive oil
  • Zest of one large lemon

Instructions

  • Slice the chicken into 1 inch cubes or bite sized chunks.
  • In a bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients to make the marinade. Mix well until well combined.
  • Add in the cubed chicken in the marinade bowl and mix to coat well with the marinade.
  • Cover and allow the chicken to marinate for 30 minutes to 1 hr.
  • Preheat the grill.
  • Skew the chicken onto the skewers.
  • Spray the grill with some non-stick oil spray and grill on each side for 4-5 minutes until fully cooked or reaches an internal temperature of 165 F.
  • Remove from heat and serve immediately with your favorite side dish.

Notes

  • To make this spicier, you can add more chili flakes or even some cayenne pepper.
  • If you are worried about the meat sticking to the skewer, spray them with a bit of non-stick spray before placing your ingredients onto the skewer.
  • Feel free to add some vegetables to this like bell peppers, onions, zucchini, and more.
  • Always use a preheated grill so the chicken doesn’t stick.
  • These lemon chicken skewers go with everything. Try my Grilled Vegetables or my Mexican Street Corn Salad.

Nutrition

Calories: 425kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 146mg | Sodium: 851mg | Potassium: 969mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 914IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 2mg
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