Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Barbecued Lime & Mint Chicken Skewers

These lime and mint chicken skewers are great to whip up for a BBQ. They're simple, tasty and full of citrus flavour from the limes.


2 limes
2 long fresh green chillies, halved, deseeded, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
¼ cup light olive oil
½ cup fresh coriander leaves, chopped
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped
800g chicken thigh fillets, fat trimmed, cut into 2cm pieces
1-2 tbs water
½ cup bought tzatziki
Fresh mint leaves, to serve
Lime wedges, to serve

  1. Finely grate the rind of the limes. Juice the limes. Place the lime rind, lime juice, chilli, garlic, oil, coriander and chopped mint in the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth. Transfer to a glass or ceramic bowl. Add the chicken and stir to coat. Cover and place in the fridge for 2 hours to marinate. 
  2.  Thread the chicken onto skewers. Brush with marinade. 
  3.  Preheat a barbecue grill or chargrill on high. Cook the skewers for 5 minutes each side or until cooked through.
  4.  Gradually add the water to the tzatziki until it reaches the consistency of thickened cream. Place the skewers on a serving plate. Top with mint leaves. Serve with lime wedges and tzatziki.

Notes & Tips

Soak bamboo skewers in cold water for 20 minutes for this recipe to prevent them from burning. Alternatively, use 12 metal skewers.

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