Spiced Chicken Skewers With Lemon Pepper Sauce

Spiced Chicken Skewers With Lemon Pepper Sauce

Skewers of tender, lightly spiced chicken, combined with a Limoneira® lemon- butter sauce that has its own spice mix – together they create a delicious blend of flavors and aromas. This is a dish you can serve several ways: as part of a buffet or BBQ; as a dinner entree with rice or a salad; in a wrap with veggies (leftovers work well that way too).
Course Appetizer, Appetizers, Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine American


Chicken Skewers

  • 4 boneless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt to taste

Basting & Dipping Sauce

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 large Limoneira® lemon zest & juice
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard


  • If you are using wooden skewers, about 20 minutes before you are ready to grill, be sure to soak them in water. Take them out of the water about 5 minutes before you are ready to add the chicken.
  • In a bowl, combine the paprika, salt and cumin.
  • Cut the chicken breasts into cubes about 1-2 inches in size. Add the chicken to the bowl, and turn over to dust lightly on all sides with the spices
  • Thread the chicken cubes to the skewers, leaving a good margin on each side.
  • Heat the grill to a medium high heat.
  • Place the chicken skewers on the grill and cook for 2 minutes per side while you mix the sauce.
  • To make the sauce, melt the butter in a large skillet, and add the garlic. Saute for 2 to 3 minutes until fragrant.
  • Add the lemon juice and zest, red pepper flakes and mustard. Stir to blend over a low heat.
  • Transfer the sauce to a small bowl for basting.
  • After the first 2 minutes on each side, cook for an additional 3 to 5 minutes per side (depending on the size of your cubes), brushing often with the basting sauce – but be sure to save some for dipping.
  • When the chicken is browned and thoroughly cooked, remove from the heat.
  • Reheat the leftover sauce and serve on the side.
Keyword Lemons
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