Embark on a culinary journey to the sun-soaked landscapes of Provence with these Chicken Provençal Skewers. Bursting with the vibrant flavors of the Mediterranean, this dish combines succulent chicken, aromatic herbs, and zesty citrus to create a delightful and easy-to-make skewer that will transport you to the heart of Southern France.
Chicken Provençal Skewers are a celebration of the simple yet robust flavors that define Provençal cuisine. Marinated in a blend of herbs, garlic, and olive oil, the chicken becomes tender and infused with the essence of the Mediterranean. Threaded onto skewers and grilled to perfection, these skewers are a perfect addition to your summer barbecue or a quick and flavorful weeknight dinner.
1.5 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into cubes
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
Zest of 1 lemon
Juice of 1 lemon
Salt and pepper to taste
Cherry tomatoes, for skewering
Red onion, cut into chunks, for skewering
Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish
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In a bowl, whisk together olive oil, minced garlic, dried oregano, dried thyme, dried rosemary, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, and pepper to create a flavorful marinade.
Place the chicken cubes in a resealable plastic bag or a shallow dish. Pour the marinade over the chicken, ensuring each piece is coated. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1-2 hours or overnight for optimal flavor.
Preheat your grill or grill pan to medium-high heat.
Thread marinated chicken cubes onto skewers, alternating with cherry tomatoes and red onion chunks.
Place the skewers on the preheated grill and cook for about 10-12 minutes, turning occasionally, until the chicken is fully cooked and has a nice char.
Remove from the grill, sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley, and serve the Chicken Provençal Skewers hot. They pair wonderfully with a side of couscous, a green salad, or a refreshing tzatziki sauce.
Tips for this recipe
For an extra burst of flavor, brush the skewers with additional marinade while grilling. This not only enhances the taste but also adds a beautiful glaze to the skewers.