Skewers are great for combining meats and vegetables

  • Serves: 4 people
  • Cooking time: 30 minutes
    • British

    Marinated chicken thigh skewers

    Recipe Information

    Ingredients
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    Marinade:

    Ginger 30g (small piece)

    Soya sauce 80ml

    White wine vinegar 80ml

     

    Chicken Skewers:

    Chicken thigh (fillets) 8 thighs (approx. 500g)

    Red bell pepper 1 large

    Chestnut mushrooms 8

    Tomatoes 4 medium

    Method

    For the marinade, peel the ginger and chop finely, then place it in a bowl. Add the soya sauce and white wine vinegar and give a good stir. Season with salt and pepper.

    Add the chicken to the marinade and stir until the chicken is well coated. Leave for at least two hours or overnight.

    Once the chicken has been marinaded, cut the pepper, mushrooms and tomatoes ready to place on your skewers.

    Use long skewers (either wood or metal) and coat with oil.  Add your ingredients to the skewer and lay the packed skewers on a baking tray. Drizzle a little oil over them and the rest of the marinade. 

    If the weather is good, these are great for a BBQ - or you can roast in the oven.  Pre-heat the oven to 180oC and cook for about 25-30 mins. The chicken should be slightly browned and peppers caramelised.  

     

    Team GB nutritionist Nigel Mitchell says:

    Skewers are great for combining meats and vegetables, with my vegetables of choice often being peppers and chestnut mushrooms.

    If you look on packets of mushrooms you will see some are labelled as containing Vitamin D, and that’s dependent on their exposure to UV light.  Just like when we are exposed to sunlight and produce Vitamin D, it helps to boost your immunity and low levels are associated with seasonal affective disorder (SAD). 

    Meanwhile, brightly-coloured vegetables such as peppers are high in phytonutrients which help with blood flow around the body - including the brain.  

    TOP TIP: These are great served with wholemeal pitta breads or on a bed of grains.

    FUN FACT: The ginger in the marinade of this one is packed with gingerols which are bioactive compounds. These are anti-inflammatory and help to support a healthy brain.

     

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