Last week it seemed like everyone I know was eating skewers for dinner so I jumped on the bandwagon and brought back this recipe for basil marinade, just in time to marinate chunks of skinless boneless chicken breast from my favorite local market, I'm not going to call it a happy market though, that's just a bridge too far. I kept asking my husband, do you like this marinade? do you like these chicken skewers?
He said yes, yes but I think the left over chicken from dinner that we had for lunch in a salad may have even been better the second day. I don't know if that's good or bad or even if it matters but I thought I would point that out, maybe better the second day.
basil marinade for chicken skewers
makes 1 & 3/4 cups
1 cup sweet basil, loosely packed
1 lemon, juiced
2 t honey
3 T soy sauce
2 t minced garlic
2 t grated fresh ginger
1 shallot, minced
2 T rice wine vinegar
1/2 cup olive oil
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Place all the ingredients in a large bowl and whisk together.
4 skinless boneless chicken breasts cut into cubes
Add the chicken and mix together.
Rest in the fridge for several hours, before grilling.
Grill the chicken skewers using the bottom of the bowl marinade to brush the skewers.
I just keep turning and brushing until the skewers are brown and glistening, until they look like something you want to eat. This recipe makes enough for dinner with leftovers for a small family.