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Coriander, Lime and Garlic Chicken Skewers

This recipe serves 4 people. Enjoy!


2 Tbsp olive oil

1/2 bunch coriander, finely chopped

3 garlic cloves, minced

Lime juice (from 2 limes)

A pinch of salt and pepper

1/2 tsp chilli flakes (optional)

4 skinless chicken breasts, cubed

1 red pepper, cut into squares 2 cm x 2cm

1 yellow pepper, cut into squares 2 cm x 2cm

1 red onion, cut into wedges and separated

2 baby marrows, cut into wedges 2cm x 2cm

Wooden skewers

  • Mix olive oil, coriander, lime juice, garlic, salt, black pepper and chili flakes (optional) together in a bowl and add cubed chicken
  • Marinate chicken in mixture for 30 minutes
  • Cut peppers, onion and baby marrows into pieces (approximately 2cm x 2cm)
  • Alternate chicken and vegetable pieces onto skewers
  • Arrange on a griddle pan or cook over a braai. Alternatively, arrange on a baking sheet and place under a pre-heated grill in the oven
  • Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side or until chicken is well cooked throughout

Serve with brown basmati rice, and a green salad.

Sumaiya Essa

Sumaiya Essa RD (SA), completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics at the University of Kwazulu Natal in Pietermaritzburg. Having always believed that “you are what you eat” and chose this career in nutrition and dietetics to educate, inspire and encourage people to make the right food choices. As the great Hippocrates once said, “Let food be thy medicine and let medicine be thy food”. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed on this blog are entirely my own. This website is for informational purposes and please be aware that any information contained within this website should not be considered as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not replace physical treatment with a medical professional.