Chicken Skewers

With Peppers and Cherry tomatoes
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Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
35 min.
Preparation

Healthy, because

Even smarter

Chicken is a valuable source of lean protein, and the red peppers are packed with free-radical damaging antioxidants.

If your local grocery store sells chicken tenders, they're a bit easier to prepare in this dish than full breasts.

Ingredients

for
4
For the skewers
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons Basil (chopped)
2 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley (chopped)
4 small, skinless Chicken breasts (cut into 8 thick strips)
For the salad
1 ½ cups mixed, heirloom Cherry tomatoes
1 cup roasted Red pepper (in vinegar)
½ cup pitted black olives
8 wooden Skewer (soaked in water for 30 minutes beforehand)
salt
freshly ground Black pepper
How healthy are the main ingredients?
olive oilBasilparsleyChicken breastsalt

Preparation steps

1.
For the skewers: Preheat the grill or barbecue to hot. Whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, and chopped herbs. Add the chicken, stir well, and leave to marinade for 15 minutes.
2.
Thread the chicken onto the skewers and brush with the excess marinade. Season with salt and pepper.
3.
Grill for 8 - 10 minutes, turning occasionally, until golden all over and cooked through.
4.
For the salad: Toss together the cherry tomatoes, red peppers, and olives in a bowl.
5.
Serve the skewers with the mixed salad on the side.