BBQ Chicken Skewers

I have been on holidays and in WA with family for the last little while. We had many meals out and about and a few in and one of the nights we did a BBQ and I made these delicious chicken skewers. It was quite funny to have to adapt my normal cooking where I have every spice and herb at my fingers tips as well as tins, pans and utensils to a different style of cooking, where there was less available to create with and a more relaxed style to the meals we ate. We stayed at a beautiful air b and b in a place called Marmion, it was walking distance to the beach – an amazing trip. Not to mention the highlight with the birth of my 1st nephew – the gorgeous little Ozzy Cullen. Welcome to the world Ozzy, we are all so happy you have arrived and will get to be part of your lives and watch you grow and learn in this big wide world of ours.

This meal was one I did the night Ozzy was born, where most of the family waited at the house for news before heading to the hospital to meet our newest member.

The trip itself was amazing, we really got out and about and saw the sites. Rottnest Island was a definite favorite and it was very cool to see the cute little Quokkas – kind of scary to see them eating the left over food on the island though * 😦 * . I might do a separate post about the holiday and talk about all the places we went to in a non food related manner (to be continued!)

Prep and cook time: 30 minutes Serves: 6

Chilli chicken marinade ingredients

1 Β½ tablespoons minced garlic
3 fresh red chillis
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white vinegar
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
juice of one lime
salt (to season)
pepper (to season)

Chilli chicken marinade method

  1. Add garlic to medium sized mixing bowl
  2. Chop chillis and transfer to the bowl
  3. Add brown sugar
  4. Add white vinegar
  5. Add red wine vinegar
  6. Add olive oil
  7. Add lime juice
  8. Stir, leave to sit for 5 minute

Lemon pepper marinade ingredients

1 Β½ tablespoons minced garlic
1/3 cup olive oil
1/3 cup lemon juice
salt (to season)
pepper (to season)

Lemon pepper marinade method

  1. Add garlic, olive oil and lemon juice to mixing bowl
  2. Season well with salt and pepper
  3. Stir, leave to sit for 5 minutes

Avocado Salad ingredients

1 x prepacked lettuce leaf salad
1 x large avocado
1 x Β½ lemon to drizzle as dressing

BBQ Chicken skewers method

  1. Count out enough skewers and put them in a dish of water for 30 minutes so they don’t burn when you cook them
  2. Set up 2 dishes for your marinade
  3. Make each marinade in the dish and cut the chicken into slices to ensure all parts of the meat are nicely coated.
  4. For the chilli marinade have a red onion and slice it into portions to add between chicken pieces
  5. For the lemon pepper marinade use a red capsicum
  6. Cut the chicken into cubes and thread onto the skewers alternating with the vegetables as you go
  7. BBQ the skewers on a hot bbq plate turning as you go for 20 – 30 minutes until the juices run clear.

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I found this meal to be easy and delicious – perfect for our occasion. A BBQ is such a good way to celebrate with family and friends and there is not as much preparation work as an oven baked meal. Not to mention the wonderful smells from the moment the skewers hit the hot plate!

 

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About Jamchop

I love cooking, books, yoga and the water! Instagram: adriannejamieson
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2 Responses to BBQ Chicken Skewers

  1. chefkreso says:

    These look so delcious, makes me so hungry just looking at the photos πŸ™‚

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