Fresh Herb Chimichurri Chicken Kabobs

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Fresh Herb Chimichurri Chicken Kabobs

Don't you just love fresh herbs in the summer.  We have pots of herbs along our walk way and it smells amazing.  At the lake we do a lot of entertaining and making my Fresh Herb Chimichurri Chicken Kabobs are always a hit!  

I like to marinade the prepared kabobs in the refrigerator for several hours.  Then save some of the pesto to serve along side the kabobs.  Delicious!

Cindy's Tip!  If using wooden sticks be sure to soak in water for at least 30 minutes before preparing the kabobs. That will prevent the sticks from burning while grilling!

 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh basil
  • 1 cup fresh parsley
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup fresh mint
  • 1/2 cup fresh thyme
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • Zest of one lemon
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1 tablespoon shallot, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound boneless and skinless chicken breast
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 2 large onions
  • Sticks for Kabobs, if using wooden soak for 30 minutes

Directions

  1. Use your hands to remove the leaves from stems of the fresh herbs then toss into your food processor.  Add in garlic, juice of the lemon, zest of the lemon, shallot, salt and pepper.  Start by pulsing a few times then slowly drizzle in the olive oil until you achieve a marinade/pesto sauce.  Put into a bowl or jar that can be sealed.

  2. Chop the chicken into 1 inch cubes.  Cut bell peppers into squares about 1 inch.  Peel, Slice in half then quarter onions.

  3. Set out a large plastic work board.  Set out chicken and lightly salt and pepper.  To make the kabobs start with a pepper then add chicken, onion, pepper and continue alternately until you have 3 pieces of chicken on each skewer with the vegetables in between.

  4. Add the kabobs on a large platter then brush the Chimichurri sauce over the chicken and vegetables. Cover with clear wrap or foil and refrigerator for at least 2 hours.

  5. Heat grill to a medium-high temperature.  Once hot place the kabobs on the grill and turn every 5 minutes.  Cook for about 15 minutes or until the chicken juices run clear.   Remove from grill and set on a platter and serve with remaining chimichurri.

     

    Cindy's Tip:  I like 

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