Tuesday, March 18, 2014

in the Kitchen | Greek Chicken Kabobs

If you follow me on Instagram, you know I love to cook and recently started using #callmemarthasteawart hashtag to instabrag. It happens. ;)

Cooking gives me the ability to create something that also benefits others (unlike when I paint it only truly benefits me). Not only is it a creative outlet, but it also feeds my geeky scientific side.

Last Monday I made one of my favorite dishes that is also super easy to make, Greek chicken kabobs. I used this recipe for inspiration but put my own twist on it (as always!) and used ingredients that I had on hand without going to the grocery store.

The Instructions (based on 1.5 lb of chicken):
  • Cut the chicken breasts into one inch pieces and put them into a large zip lock plastic bag
  • In a bowl, mix the following ingredients: 
    • minced garlic (3-5 cloves)
    • dried oregano (2 tablespoons)
    • crushed pepper (1 tablespoon)
    • salt (1 tablespoon)
    • juice of one lemon
    • olive oil (1/2 cup)
    • red wine vinegar (1/3 cup)
  • Pour the mixture into the bag with the chicken and let it marinate for a minimum of two hours
  • Meanwhile, soak the kabob sticks in water (to reduce the chance of your sticks burning while you gril the kabobs)
  • Cut one red onion and one large red pepper into one inch pieces
  • Build the kabobs by alternating the onion and red pepper with the chicken
  • Grill the kabobs on an open fire for the best flavor

Serve with couscous and homemade tzatziki sauce.

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