Lemon Pepper Chicken Skewers

Savor the zest and zing of these Lemon Pepper Chicken Skewers, a delightful dish that brings together the tangy freshness of lemon with the spicy kick of pepper. Perfect for grilling, these skewers are sure to be a hit at any gathering.


For the Chicken:

  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs

For the Marinade:

  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons of paprika
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • An additional 1/2 teaspoon of salt mixed with black pepper
  • 5 tablespoons of olive oil
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Let’s Get Cooking:

  1. Prep the Chicken:
    • Cut the chicken thighs into bite-sized pieces, suitable for skewering.
  2. Make the Marinade:
    • In a large bowl, combine the minced garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, honey, black pepper, paprika, salt, and the mix of salt and black pepper. Whisk in the olive oil until everything is well blended.
  3. Marinate the Chicken:
    • Add the chicken pieces to the marinade, making sure each piece is well coated. Cover the bowl and let it marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, or for better flavor, overnight.
  4. Skewer the Chicken:
    • If you’re using wooden skewers, soak them in water for at least 30 minutes before grilling to prevent burning. Thread the marinated chicken pieces onto the skewers.
  5. Grill the Skewers:
    • Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Place the skewers on the grill and cook for about 10-12 minutes, turning occasionally, until the chicken is thoroughly cooked and has a nice char on the outside.
  6. Serve:
    • Serve the Lemon Pepper Chicken Skewers hot, garnished with extra lemon wedges on the side for an added zest.

Enjoy these Lemon Pepper Chicken Skewers with a side of fresh salad, rice, or your favorite dipping sauce for a delicious meal that’s bursting with flavors!