Barbecue Chicken Skewers

Chicken is one of the most popular BBQ meats. Chicken is barbecued in a variety of ways. Whether it is grilled chicken wings, chicken tikka or rotisserie chicken, BBQ chicken has a unique and irresistible flavor. Chicken is also a much healthier option than red meat and can even be beneficial to your health and well-being.

The following recipe is for a Caribbean-style chicken dish with hints of lemon in it. If you want a change from the regular hamburgers and steaks, this recipe is the way to go. Though it requires some advance preparation, it is quite an easy recipe and can be attempted even by those new to barbecuing. It is also quite economical as it uses common ingredients that you can easily find in your local supermarket if you don’t already have them at home. This dish would be a perfect appetizer at your next BBQ dinner party and is sure to impress your family and friends. You can even serve it as your main dish if you make a salad to go with it.

Ingredients

 

For the chicken:

  • 6 skinless, boneless chicken thighs
  • 2 tablespoons of any refined oil, preferably olive oil
  • 2 chopped spring onions
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  • 2 chopped garlic cloves
  • 1 handful flat-leaf parsley
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

 

For the lime chili sauce:

  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoon finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 teaspoon finely chopped rosemary
  • 1 chopped red chili
  • 4 thinly sliced spring onions

 

Method

 

Preparing the marinade:

Mix the spring onions, garlic cloves, parsley, cayenne pepper and lime juice in a bowl along with a little olive oil together in a bowl and then blend it or use a food processor to make it into a smooth paste. Place the chicken in a big mixing bowl and coat it with this paste, making sure it is thoroughly covered. It is best to put the chicken in the refrigerator and let it marinate overnight or for at least 6 hours. The longer you marinate the chicken, the more flavourful it will be.

Lime chili sauce recipe:

Start the process of preparing the sauce at least forty minutes before you plan to start grilling. Mix the lime juice, olive oil, parsley, rosemary, red chili and spring onions together in a bowl. Add about 125ml of boiling hot water and stir well. Keep the sauce aside for the moment.

 

Preparing the chicken:

First, remove the chicken from the refrigerator at least 30 minutes prior to grilling. You will also require wooden skewers. Soak the skewers in water for 30 minutes; this will prevent them from burning up while grilling. Preheat your grill to high. Thread the chicken onto the skewers and place them on the grill. Cook the chicken for about eight to ten minutes, making sure to turn it so that all sides get evenly cooked.

Transfer the chicken skewers to a plate at top them off with the lime chili sauce. Your barbecue chicken skewers are ready to serve.

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