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Whole Lemon & Honey Chicken Skewers

May 16, 2018
2 Ratings
Photo by Rachel Phipps
  • Prep time 2 hours
  • Cook time 15 minutes
  • Serves 2
Author Notes

This marinade uses both the juice and zest of the lemon, and really packs a punch with grilled chicken. A simple recipe to keep in your back pocket for everyday grilling. —Rachel Phipps

What You'll Need
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon runny honey
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 large chicken breasts
  1. Whisk together the olive oil, honey, lemon juice and zest, and a generous amount of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  2. Cut the chicken into large chunks and add to the marinade. Set aside for at least two hours before cooking.
  3. If you're using wooden skewers on the grill, soak them in cold water for 20 minutes before threading on the chicken pieces to stop them catching fire if you're using a charcoal grill.
  4. Grill the chicken until it is tender and slightly charred, basting with any leftover marinate.
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4 Reviews

Deborah M. July 31, 2021
This is a delicious and simple recipe that is absolutely a keeper. The lemon shines through. I made this for a summer dinner for 10 and everyone said they enjoyed it. I grilled the kabobs but will pop in the oven next time to try that method. Thanks for this great idea!
Rachel P. August 2, 2021
I'm so glad you enjoyed them! I've not made this one for ages, I'm off to defrost some chicken.
BerryBaby May 18, 2018
My kind of recipe...Lemon and chicken were made for each other! I’m making this, thanks Rachel 😋!
Rachel P. May 19, 2018
Yay! I'd love to hear how you get on!