Thai-style chicken skewers recipe

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serves: 4
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 20 min
Cooking: 20 min
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  • If you’re cooking for a load of friends, for a party, or even for your family, these skewers will do the trick. Marinated in a blend of chillies, lemon grass and mint, they can be chargrilled, grilled or cooked on the barbeque. If you’re looking a meal that’s easy to prepare and really fast to cook that also tastes exceptionally good, then make these Thai-style skewers are your first port of call

    Ingredients

    • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
    • 1 yellow pepper (deseeded)
    • 1 orange pepper (deseeded)
    • 1 green pepper (deseeded)
    • 1 medium red onion
    • 2 red chillies, finely chopped
    • 2tbsp lemon grass, finely slices
    • 2tbsp mint leaves, roughly chopped
    • 1 garlic clove
    • 180ml olive oil
    • 4tbsp fresh lemon juice
    • 24 button mushrooms
    • 24 cherry tomatoes
    • 24 small bay leaves

    Method

    • Soak 8 wooden skewers in cold water for at least 30minutes. Cut each chicken breast into 6 chunks. Cut each pepper into 8 pieces and the onion into 8 wedges.

    • Mix red chillies, lemon grass, mint leaves, garlic, olive oil and lemon juice. Add chicken, button mushrooms, the onion and peppers and bay leaves. Marinate for 1 hour at room temperature.

    • Preheat grill to high. Meanwhile, keep the marinade to one side and thread the chicken and vegetables onto the skewers, starting and finishing with a mushroom. Each skewer will have 3 chunks of chicken, 3 pieces of pepper, 2 wedges of onion, 3 tomatoes, 3 bay leaves and 3 mushrooms.

    • Grill for 20minutes, basting with the marinade and turning every 5 minutes. Serve with noodles or green salad.

    Top tip for making Thai-style chicken skewers

    Try marinating the chicken and vegetables overnight in the fridge. This will not only save time on the day but also make for a deeper flavour

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