Chimichurri Chicken Kebabs
An herby, garlicky chimichurri doubles as marinade and sauce for flavorful, juicy kebabs that can be grilled outdoors or indoors on a grill pan.
1 cup water
1 cup packed fresh Italian parsley leaves
1/4 cup packed fresh oregano leaves
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
2 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
1/4 to 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes, to taste
2 lbs. chicken tenders
14 to 16 skewers
Place water, parsley, oregano, oil, vinegar, garlic, broth concentrate and red pepper flakes in a blender and blend until the herbs are finely chopped. Transfer half to a small serving bowl, cover and refrigerate. Pour the remaining herb mixture to a gallon-size resealable plastic bag.
Add chicken tenders to the bag and toss until coated. Seal and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to 4 hours. Meanwhile, if using wooden skewers, soak skewers in water at least 20 minutes.
When ready to grill, heat an outdoor grill or grill pan to medium-high heat. Take the reserved chimichurri out of the refrigerator to come to room temperature.
Weave 1 or 2 chicken tenders lengthwise on each skewer. Place the skewers on a lightly oiled grill rack and grill uncovered, 8 to 10 minutes, flipping every 2 to 3 minutes until grill marks appear and the chicken is no longer pink inside and internal temperature reaches 165°F. Serve with the reserved chimichurri.
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