Marinated chicken skewers

These chicken skewers are great cooked on the BBQ or griddle and can be served with rice for a quick supper or used as part of a BBQ feast with plenty of other lovely BBQ treats. They are easy to prepare and cook taking only minutes once marinated but have maximum flavour!

 Serves 2/4 – depending if they are served on their own or as part of a bigger BBQ feast. 

Ingredients for marinade 

Juice of 2 lemons
Zest of 1 lemon
2 tbspn Olive Oil
2 tbspn Balsamic Vinegar
2 tbspn Tamari or Soy Sauce
2 tbspn Soft Brown Sugar
1 tbspn Worcestershire or Henderson Sauce

Half a Red and Yellow Pepper
1 Courgette
2 Chicken Breasts – cut into small even sized chunks
6/8 Wooden Skewers


  • Mix the lemon juice and zest, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, soft brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce together in a bowl. 
  • Cut the chicken breasts into evenly sized chunks
  • Pour the marinade over the chicken and place in the fridge for at least an hour, preferable 3-4 hours. 
  • Cut the peppers into similar sized chunks to the chicken and slice the courgette. 
  • Soak the wooden skewers in warm water for about 30 minutes to an hour. This will prevent them from burning and cooking along with the food. 
  • Once the Chicken has finished marinating and you are ready to BBQ thread the peppers, courgette and chicken alternately on the wooden skewers. 
  • These are now ready for the BBQ or griddle. They will take about 10 minutes, turning occasionally to ensure an even cook and colour. The chicken should reach 165 degrees to ensure that it is completely cooked through. You can test this with a probe if you are in any doubt.
  • Serve with a selection of salads and whatever else you have cooked up on the BBQ!

This is a versatile marinade which can also be used on King Prawns, Pork Steak or Beef Steak. When using King Prawns reduce the marinating time to 15-30 minutes’ maximum and cook for 5 minutes, 2.5 minutes each side. You can also use other vegetables on the skewers such as mushrooms and red onions. 

Kirsty Wilson Close

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