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Servings: 4


Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Tender pieces of chicken breast on a skewer, served with colorful cabbage slaw. Classic recipe, perfect for grilling season.
Chicken Skewers With Cabbage Slaw on a white plate, juicy, with lemon wedge
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For the chicken skewers:

  • 2 (6-8 oz) chicken breasts cut into cubes
  • 8 small wooden skewers soaked in cold water for 15 minutes
  • juice from 1/2 lemon
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1-2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 small cloves garlic - chopped — (might reduce it to 1 clove)
  • ½ tsp dried parsley

For the cabbage slaw:

  • 3 cups green cabbage — (shredded)
  • 3 cups purple cabbage — (shredded)
  • 2 medium carrots — , grated
  • 1/2 small English cucumber — , chopped (optional)
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar — (or more to taste)
  • 1 tsp salt — (or more to taste)
  • chopped parsley — (optional)


For the chicken skewers:

  1. Combine all ingredients for the marinade in a large bowl and add meat, make sure it is evenly coated in marinade. Transfer to a zip lock bag. Let the meat marinate for at least 30 minutes, for best results 6 hours to overnight. Keep it in the fridge.
  2. Preheat grill to 400 F (medium-high heat ), clean and lightly oil the grate.
  3. Thread chicken on skewers and grill for 5 minutes per side, or until done.

For the cabbage slaw:

  1. In a large bowl combine cabbage, carrots and cucumber (optional).
  2. In a separate bowl mix together salt, oil and vinegar. Pour dressing over vegetables and toss. Taste and add more salt, oil or vinegar if needed. Add fresh parsley (optional). Serve.
Course: Main
Cuisine: bulgarian

Nutrition Information

Calories: 422, Fat: 30g, Saturated Fat: 13g, Cholesterol: 72mg, Sodium: 1344mg, Potassium: 823mg, Carbohydrates: 13g, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 6g, Protein: 26g, Vitamin A: 5965%, Vitamin C: 62%, Calcium: 80%, Iron: 1.6%