As we bask in the delightful warmth of June, it's the perfect time to celebrate with fresh, vibrant flavors that make your taste buds dance. At MDR, we believe in creating homes filled with joy, connection, and of course, delicious meals that bring everyone together.

This month, we're excited to share our recipe for Zesty Lemon Herb Chicken Skewers. Perfect for a family barbecue, a weekend picnic, or a casual dinner, these skewers are easy to make and bursting with summer flavors. Let's dive into this fun and fresh recipe that will make your June gatherings truly special.

 

Ingredients:

 

For the Chicken Skewers:

 

- 1 1/2 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes

- 2 lemons (zest and juice)

- 3 tablespoons of olive oil

- 3 cloves of garlic, minced

- 2 tablespoons of fresh parsley, chopped

- 1 tablespoon of fresh thyme leaves

- 1 teaspoon of dried oregano

- Salt and pepper to taste

- Wooden or metal skewers (if using wooden, soak them in water for 30 minutes to prevent burning)

 

For Serving:

 

- Lemon wedges

- Fresh herb garnish (parsley or thyme)

- Your favorite summer sides (salad, grilled veggies, etc.)

 

Instructions:

 

1. Marinate the Chicken:

- In a large bowl, combine the lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil, minced garlic, chopped parsley, thyme leaves, dried oregano, salt, and pepper.

- Add the chicken cubes to the marinade, tossing to coat evenly. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld (for best results, marinate for 2-3 hours).

 

2. Prepare the Skewers:

- Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.

- Thread the marinated chicken cubes onto the skewers, distributing them evenly.

 

3. Grill the Skewers:

- Lightly oil the grill grates to prevent sticking.

- Place the skewers on the grill and cook for about 10-12 minutes, turning occasionally, until the chicken is fully cooked and has nice grill marks.

- Remove the skewers from the grill and let them rest for a few minutes.

 

4. Serve and Enjoy:

- Arrange the Zesty Lemon Herb Chicken Skewers on a platter.

- Garnish with fresh herb sprigs and lemon wedges for a burst of color and freshness.

- Serve with your favorite summer sides and enjoy the vibrant, zesty flavors.

 

At MDR, we believe that a home is more than just a place—it's where cherished memories are made, especially around the dining table. Our Zesty Lemon Herb Chicken Skewers are perfect for bringing family and friends together, celebrating the fresh, lively essence of June.

So, fire up the grill, gather your loved ones, and create unforgettable moments with this delightful recipe. Stay tuned for more "All Things Home" inspirations from MDR, where we celebrate the joys of home life in every season. Happy grilling and happy June, dear readers!