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cilantro-lemon chicken skewers

Weekly Bite is back in action and despite my sleeplessness, I’ve been doing a fair amount of cooking and baking.

My family was very happy about this 🙂

Last night I made cilantro-lemon chicken skewers. The original recipe called for limes. The ones on my lime tree weren’t ripe yet… but the lemons were more than ready to be used.

This dinner came together in a matter of minutes.

All you do is combine the lemon juice (or lime) with cilantro, olive oil, salt & pepper, and garlic.

Combine the marinade in a large ziploc bag with chicken breast tenders, or chicken breasts cut into 2 inch strips.

Let it marinade for an hour then thread the chicken through the skewers.

Grill for about 7-8 minutes on each side until chicken is cooked through.

We ate ours with a side of brown rice and arugula salad. It was delicious 🙂

 

Cilantro-Lemon Chicken Skewers

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb chicken breast tenders (or chicken breast cut into 2 inch strips)
  • Juice of 2 lemons (or limes)
  • Large handful of cilantro, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper

Combine lemon juice, cilantro, garlic, olive oil, salt & pepper. Pour marinade into large ziploc bag, add chicken to bag and let marinade for one hour.

Thread chicken through skewers and gril

12 Responses

  1. elyse said on August 8, 2011 at 4:59 am

    E- 4a.m.! nice! welcome back to the world of newborn babies! i suspect we’ll be seeing more middle-of-the-night and oddly-houred posts from you! glad you’re feeling well. and… now that you’ve got ripe, fresh lemons right in your own back yard… time to try that lemonade cocktail i mentioned a while back! yum! missing you guys and m, she looks like she’s having fun with her skewers, cheers! love from b and h.

  2. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said on August 8, 2011 at 5:13 am

    Glad everything is going well– I’m impressed with your kitchen skills WITH new baby!!!

  3. Heather (Heather's Dish) said on August 8, 2011 at 5:15 am

    that’s awesome that you’re still cooking despite the lack of sleep! more than i can say for myself, and i don’t have 2 sweet kiddos to take care of either 🙂

  4. Barbara said on August 8, 2011 at 5:34 am

    I remember those sleepless nights…hopefully soon they will be just a memory for you too! These chicken skewers look delicious and super easy…need to give these a try.

  5. Barbara said on August 8, 2011 at 5:38 am

    I remember those sleepless nights…hopefully soon they will be just a memory for you too! Those chicken skewers look delicious and super easy…I definitely need to try them.

  6. Barbara said on August 8, 2011 at 5:39 am

    sorry…posted that twice…didn’t see the first one go up!

  7. Amy-Nutrition By Nature said on August 8, 2011 at 7:07 am

    That looks delicious! My oldest son was standing by my when we were looking at the pictures and he said “mmm, looks good” Thank you for the dinner idea! 🙂

  8. Blog is the New Black said on August 8, 2011 at 7:15 am

    I love cilantro… and lemon… so simple!!!

  9. emily (a nutritionist eats) said on August 8, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    Yay! I’m glad you are back. 🙂

  10. Shari @ Chicago Cuisine Critique said on August 8, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Yum! They look great. Glad to have you back! 🙂

  11. Regan @ The Professional Palate said on August 9, 2011 at 9:05 am

    My oldest son loves food-on-a-stick… don’t know why I’ve never thought to do these for him!

    Hope you’re doing well as a mommy of two. Takes some getting used to for sure!

  12. Anne at Always Half Full said on August 11, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    This easy recipe is right on time for my going back to work (school starts again). I need delicious, healthy, yet fast meals to keep my sanity!