Grilled Lemon Chicken Skewers

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The best chicken recipes usually start with the best ingredients. Grilled chicken is great since grilling releases most fat out of the meat and if you are using chicken breasts then you are farther ahead since they are very lean to begin with. Food ideas like this recipe from the kitchen of Heidi can be made with lean meat if you would like or it can be made with a more marbled variety. Every time you decide on a recipe always consider the fat content and how to minimize that. Making kebabs are great since you can include your children in the preparation process since they get to do things with their hands and that is always appreciated when you are a kid. Heidi brings us a recipe that can be made with turkey, beef, pork lamb and any other meat you love to cook with. This recipe calls for chicken and the best chicken recipes start with a great cut of meat and a great marinade. Marinating meat allows for the flavor of the marinade to mix with the meat and be incorporated into the essence of the meat. Grilled chicken recipes like this one will have tons of flavors and if you don’t over grill they can still be fairly moist when done. Keep your food ideas healthy and if you would like then make sure they stay juicy because the worst part of any grilled meat can be when they get overcooked and dry out.

Marinating your meat or veggies can add much flavor and if you have the time always leave them in the marinade as long as possible. The longer they co-mingle in the fridge the more likely that you will taste the marinade right through every bite. Marinades also help to keep meats with no bone moister. Meat with bones in them are not as in need of a marinade as ones that don’t have one. Chicken breast is healthy and low in fat but the problem many cooks find when cooking the breast is that if you even slightly overcook them they will dry out and become tasteless and your diners will not enjoy what you were trying to offer them. Your best bet is to always cook breasts after they have been marinating and if you are doing the barbeque thing then never keep the flame too hot since this will definitely dry the meat out. Start them on low heat and keep them on one side for no longer than a few minutes before flipping them. This will ensure a moist and well-cooked piece of chicken.

The next time you are in the mood for chicken then give this recipe from Heidi’s kitchen a try and try to keep them in the marinade for as long as you can. The last thing to remember whenever you are skewering any meat is to keep the skewers in water for at least a few hours to keep them from burning.Thanks to Heidi of Foodie Crush Blog for this yummy Grilled Lemon Chicken Skewers Recipe and bon apetit. **

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