Chicken shish kebabs

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Hey there friends, hope you are having a great summer! Are you cooking and savouring some delicious summer dishes? As for me, I never stop enjoying my favourite season and the bountiful produce it brings! I am looking forward to get to my home town later this month and have fish..every day..for days…I am missing it, a lot! But for now I am content with what I have here and I never get bothered to come up with new flavourful dishes.

Are you short of lunch ideas today? Skewer up some goodness with these amazing chicken shish kebabs. They are quick to prepare and when paired with some vegetables make a scrumptious,  healthy and great all-in-one meal.  I had people coming for lunch today and I grilled 12 skewers but you can reduce the amount as per your needs.

Ingredients:

1 kg boneless chicken breasts

2 medium sized zucchini

2 medium sized eggplants

1 red onion

2 red peppers

Chicken marinade:

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Salt and ground black pepper to taste

3 tablespoons soya sauce

3 tablespoons olive  oil

Freshly squeezed juice of half a lemon

Cut the chicken breasts into small pieces and marinate with the olive oil, soya sauce, salt and ground pepper, lemon juice and cayenne pepper. Leave in the fridge for an hour to enable the chicken chunks soak all the goodness.  Soak the kebab skewers in cold water for at least 10 minutes, then dry them up.  In the meantime cut the eggplant and zucchini into bite-sized chunks. Salt the cut eggplant and let it sit for 1/2 hour to leach out water and bitterness. Cut the onion and the red pepper into small pieces. In a larger bowl combine all the vegetables, add salt and a drizzle of olive oil.

Preheat a clean, oiled grill over medium high heat. To assemble the kebabs start alternating, chicken chunks, pepper, red onion, eggplants and zucchini.  Grill the kebabs for 12-15 minutes turning occasionally and brushing with reserved marinade. When the chicken juices run clear it indicates that it has cooked through. If there are remaining vegetables, grill them as well, they make a perfect side dish. I served the kebabs over mashed potatoes.

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Enjoy!

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