Zest Thyme Ever Kebabs
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 20-25 mins
This is the zingiest chicken you’ll taste. Don’t let us kebabble on, it’s a speedy dish that you can taste for yourself in no time.
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655 kcal
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Ingredients you'll need
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  • 1 lemon
  • A handful of thyme, leaves only
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • A 250g pack of chicken breast mini fillets
  • 1 onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • A 400g punnet of vine tomatoes
  • A head of broccoli
  • A 150g bag of bulgar wheat
From your kitchen
  • 1 ½ tbsp olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 250ml hot water
You'll need
  • Small bowl
  • Non-metallic dish
  • A couple of pans with lids
  • Measuring jug
  • Skewers (soaked in water if wooden)
Step by step this way
  • 1.

    Finely grate or pare the zest from the lemon. Juice it. Pick the leaves off half the thyme sprigs. Mix the lemon juice, thyme leaves, 1 tsp cayenne pepper and 1 tbsp olive oil together. Season the marinade.

  • 2.

    Pop the chicken in a glass, plastic or ceramic dish (metal will react with the lemon juice). Pour over the marinade. Turn to coat the chicken. Put to one side for 5-10 mins so it can soak up the flavours.

  • 3.

    Peel and finely chop the onion. Peel and grate or crush the garlic. Quarter and deseed the tomatoes. Dice the tomato flesh. Break the broccoli into florets.

  • 4.

    Warm ½ tbsp olive oil in a pan. Add the onion. Season. Fry for 5 mins till the onion is soft and pale golden. Keep stirring while it cooks.

  • 5.

    Stir in the garlic, lemon zest and tomatoes. Fry for 2 mins. Add the bulgar wheat and 250ml boiling water. Bring to the boil. Cover. Lower the heat. Simmer for 8-10 mins till the water is absorbed.

  • 6.

    Heat your grill to high. Thread the chicken onto skewers. Grill for 10-15 mins. Turn every so often till the chicken is golden and cooked through.

  • 7.

    While the chicken and bulgar wheat cook, bring a pan of water to the boil. Add the broccoli. Boil for 3-5 mins till just tender. Drain. Serve the kebabs with the bulgar wheat and the broccoli.

  • Tip

    Just in thyme
    Pop your leftover thyme into a bottle of olive oil with a few cloves of garlic and a chilli or two for a spicy oil that’s great drizzled on pizzas and pasta.