A barbeque is a very versatile way of cooking and the food tastes great. One of the easiest meats to cook on a barbeque is chicken which is full of protein and low in fat especially the breasts. In this recipe we use the chicken breasts.
Imagine you and your family have had a great day together, relaxing or enjoying what you like doing best. It’s been a hot day and it is getting late in the afternoon. Your thoughts drift to that question, what shall we have for our evening meal?
I don`t want to spend ages preparing and cooking it. Ah, a barbeque you might think. Below is a recipe that uses fresh succulent chicken breasts. The breasts are all meat and no fat which is great if you are dieting or if you need low cholesterol foods.
4 large chicken breasts
1 large red pepper
1 large onion
1 dozen button mushrooms
2 cloves of garlic
salt and pepper
2 tablespoons of olive oil
8 skewers (either wood or metal)
Take the four large chicken breasts. Cut down the middle length ways. Then cut across several times to make manageable sizes to fit on the skewers. Take the red pepper and slice into four sections. Again cut length ways and remove the seeds and pith.
Cut across the peppers to make smaller pieces. The onion also needs to be cut into four equal sections length ways and once again across the middle. Using a garlic crusher, crush the garlic cloves. Place the garlic in a small container, add the olive oil to this and stir well together.
Take a skewer and put a piece of chicken on it. Then add a piece of red pepper and a button mushroom. The onion can be added to the end as one big piece. Alternatively, using your fingers, separate some sections and put them on after the red pepper and mushroom.
Repeat the process starting with a piece of chicken until you have filled the skewer. When you have done all eight skewers sprinkle on the salt and pepper for taste. Finally brush on the olive oil and garlic mix to add to the flavour. This also stops the chicken from sticking to the barbeque grill.
Put the skewers on the hot barbeque. Cook for approximately 15 minutes, rotating the skewers to give an evenly cooked kebab. Baste the skewers 2 or 3 times with the garlic oil you made just.
Again this keeps your culinary creation succulent and gives it a more “garlicy” taste. When the kebabs are done place them on a plate with a little salad and enjoy a simple, quick, nutritious and delicious meal.