Recipe for Tea Chicken Skewers

simple recipe a try and you’re sure to use it over and over again. 


Chicken Preparation


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Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ – 1 ½ lbs skinless boneless chicken thighs
  • 1 tbsp Ceylon black tea
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 4 tsp honey
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Preparation steps

  • Heat the water in the microwave or stove top to 212°.
  • Steep the Ceylon tea in the heated water for 5 minutes.
  • In a small mixing bowl combine the mustard, Worcestershire, salt, pepper, honey and olive oil.
  • Slowly add in the warm tea liquid while whisking.
  • Once combined, pour the mixture in a zip top bag and place in the fridge to cool for about 10 minutes.
  • Cut the chicken thighs into about 1 inch pieces. Try to make sure they are all about the same size, though they will vary in size just a bit because of the irregular shape of the chicken.
  • Place the cut pieces of chicken into the cooled marinade that was in the fridge.
  • Place the bag of marinating chicken back into the fridge and allow it to marinate for 2-6 hours.

Skewer Preparation


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Ingredients

  • 1 large red bell pepper
  • 1 large yellow/orange bell pepper
  • Other vegetables (to make the meat go further) such as red onion, mushrooms and zucchini

Steps

  • Place 8 skewers in a container with water to soak for about 20 minutes.
  • Remove the stem, seeds and ribs from the bell pepper then cut them into about 1 inch pieces.
  • Take the marinated chicken from the fridge and pour off any excess marinade.
  • Alternating pieces place a piece of chicken then a piece of pepper on the skewer starting about 2-3 inches up from the bottom of the skewer until the meat and pepper reach almost the top of the skewer.
  • Repeat this for each skewer.
  • On a side note, use any and as many vegetables you like in this to make the meat go further. A few suggestions would be red onion, mushrooms and zucchini.
  • In addition if cooking this on the grill it would be best to coat the veggies in a small amount of oil.

Grilling

Fire up that grill and get set for a tasty treat:

  • Cook for about 10-12 minutes.
  • Turn them about once every minute to ensure they do not burn.

Oven heating

If you can’t (or prefer not to) grill, try this method:

  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray and put in oven.
  • Cook for 7 minutes.
  • Move sheet to broiler and broil for 5 more minutes.
Photos by Janet Sanchez, All rights reserved.

About the Author: Janet Sanchez, formerly of Steapshoppe.com, is a skilled cook combining healthy ingredients in a very tasty way. She also stays fit with kickboxing.

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