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Chicken Skewers with Red Pepper

In the summer, I’m always searching for something quick and light to make. The last thing I want to do when it’s hot out is to turn on the oven or mess around with a bunch of pots and pants. These chicken skewers are the perfect lunch for a hot day. I love them because you can assemble and marinate them ahead of time and then quickly grill them up in minutes. That means less potchkeying around  when it’s the hottest time of the day.

They’re also delicious, full of flavor from the marinade and freshened up with a squeeze of lemon.

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Chicken and Red Pepper Skewers
Grilled chicken marinated in spices
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 chicken breasts
  2. 1 large red bell pepper
  3. garlic powder
  4. 1 sprig fresh parsley (or dried)
  5. 1 lemon
  6. olive oil
Instructions
  1. Cut the chicken breasts and red bell pepper into bite-size pieces, and attach them to the skewers. Place the skewers onto a plate.
  2. Sprinkle garlic powder and diced parsley (or a few dashes of dried parsley) onto the skewers followed by a generous drizzle of olive oil. If you want, you can put these in the fridge and let them marinate for a while, or you can make them immediately.
  3. Grill the skewers however you like: outdoor grill, or indoor griddle. Make sure to get a good sear on the chicken before flipping them over.
  4. When cooked through, remove from the heat and add a squirt of lemon.
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