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Chicken Brochettes

Grilled or barbecued this spicy chicken 'on a stick' is quick, light and delicious.

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Chicken Brochettes

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Health Check
Chicken is a good source of B vitamins.
Four 'cherry' tomatoes contrubute half the daily recommended supply of vitamin C.

preparation & cooking time
Preparation Time
20 minutes
Cooking Time
10 minutes

preparation & cooking time
Recipe Serves 4
4 single chicken breast fillets, skinned (125g each)
8 large spring onions
16 small cherry tomatoes
Juice of one lemon
8 teaspoons olive oil
8 French shallots, or 1 small onion finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
4 teaspoons chopped ginger
2 green chillis, seeded and chopped
8 teaspoons tomato sauce
2 teaspoons chopped parsley or oregano

preparation & cooking time
Preparation & Cooking
Trim chicken and cut into 2.5cm cubes. Place in a bowl.
To prepare marinade, pour lemon juice over chicken first. Heat olive oil in a small frying pan and fry French shallots, garlic, ginger and chillis on a medium heat, until shallots are soft. Remove from heat and stir in tomato sauce and herb. Add to chicken and stir.
Cover chicken and marinate in refrigerator for 1 hour.
Peel spring onions and cut into 2cm lengths, using both white and green part of stalk. Wash tomatoes in cold water and dry them well.
Thread chicken cubes onto 8 pre-soaked bamboo skewers, dividing evenly, and adding 2 tomatoes and a few pieces of spring onion to each one.
Cook under a pre-heated hot grill, or over a medium-hot barbecued, brushing with marinade and turning frequently, until evenly cooked, about 10 mintues.

preparation & cooking time
Per Serving
Cals 261/kj 1093
Carbohydrates 7 g
Fibre 3 g
Protein 30 g
Sodium 214 mg
Fat 13 g
Cholesterol 63 mg

Cook's Tips preparation & cooking time
Cook's Tips

The French shallots is a har small onion, with a reddish brown skin which grows in a cluster of bulbs with pods similar to garlic cloves.

Soak bamboo skewers in a shallow dish of cold water for 1 hour before use, in order to prevent them from burning under the hot grill or barbecue.

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