Kebabs (also known as Kabob) are a very popular dish originating in southwest and south Asia. The traditional meat is lamb, however, chicken, pork, beef and even fish can be used. In this easy recipe, chicken is cut into strips and marinated before being threaded on to a skewer. This type of kebab is known as Shish Kebab, Shish meaning skewer in Turkish.
- 1/2 cup olive or vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt (optional)
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
Combine the oil, lemon juice, garlic, honey, thyme, red pepper flakes, pepper and salt (if using).
Cut the chicken into 1 inch wide strips and weave onto skewers. Place them in a 1 glass baking dish, best size for this is 1″ x 7″ x 2″. Pour half the marinade over chicken and reserve and cover the remaining half for basting.
Cover the chicken and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
Drain and discard the marinade. Place the chicken skewers directly onto the grill over medium-low heat. Grill, turning and basting frequently with the reserved marinade, for 12 minutes, or until juices run clear and the chicken is thoroughly cooked.