Recipe

Chicken skewers with green olive dressing

Everything tastes better on a stick!

  • 10 mins preparation
  • 30 mins cooking
  • Makes 24 Item
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Skewers are not only a great way to barbecue meat, but eat it too. No plates and cutlery is great for outdoor entertaining.

Ingredients

Chicken skewers with green olive dressing
  • 4 large chicken thigh fillets (800g)
  • 3 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped fresh oregano
  • 2 teaspoon finely grated lemon rind
  • 2 tablespoon strained lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • lemon wedges, to serve
Green olive dressing
  • 1/2 cup (60g) pitted green olives
  • 2 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves
  • 1 cup (80ml) olive oil

Method

Chicken skewers with green olive dressing
  • 1
    Cut each thigh fillet into 6 long strips; combine with garlic, oregano, rind, juice and oil in a medium bowl. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate 2 hours.
  • 2
    To make green olive dressing; coarsely chop 4 olives; reserve. Blend or process remaining ingredients until almost smooth. Spoon into a serving bowl; top with reserved olives.
  • 3
    Thread one strip of chicken onto each of 24 skewers. Cook chicken skewers, in batches, on a heated oiled grill plate (or barbecue or grill) for 2 minutes each side or until cooked through.
  • 4
    Serve chicken skewers with olive dressing and lemon wedges.

Notes

You will need 24 small bamboo skewers for this recipe; soak in cold water for 30 minutes before using to stop them from burning during cooking. Chicken thigh fillets are better to use than chicken breast meat as their higher fat content ensures the meat stays moist during barbecuing. Chicken can be marinated a day ahead; store, covered, in the fridge. You will need 2 lemons for this recipe.

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