Tahini Chicken and Vegetable Skewers
These Tahini Chicken and Vegetable Skewers are an easy, healthy way to grill this summer. Tender chicken is marinated in a blend of tahini, lemon and garlic, and then skewered with zucchini and red pepper. It's all tossed on to the grill and then served with a super quick and easy tahini sauce.
Servings 6 people
- 1 1/4 lbs chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
- 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp tahini, divided
- 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp lemon juice, divided
- 2 large garlic cloves, grated
- 1 1/2 tsp salt, divided
- 2 small zucchinis cut into bite-sized pieces
- 1 large red bell pepper, cut into bite-sized pieces
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 3 tsp water
Whisk tahini, lemon juice and garlic together in a small bowl. Add to a large ziplock baggie. Add chicken. Massage into chicken. Marinate for 1-3 hours. Once chicken has marinated, pat chicken mostly dry with paper towels. (some marinade should be left on.) Season one teaspoon of salt on all sides of chicken.
Toss vegetable with olive oil. Sprinkle with remaining salt. Toss.
Skewer chicken and veggies on to metal skewers. Place on a hot grill and cook until chicken is cooked through and veggies are slightly charred, about 10 minutes.
While the skewers are grilling, whisk remaining tahini, lemon juice and water together. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Drizzle cooked skewers with tahini sauce. Serve with couscous or brown rice.
Serving: 1serving | Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 700mg | Potassium: 567mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 963IU | Vitamin C: 44mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg