A gorgeous recipe for whole lemon and honey BBQ chicken skewers

Published Sunday, Sep 28 2014, 10:40 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
We love this irresistible recipe from Rachel Phipps for lemon and honey BBQ chicken skewers.

The recipe was created to celebrate 20 years of Freedom Food with Sainsbury's. It uses a whole lemon for a really zesty flavour, while juicy chicken pieces and a drizzle of honey completes this gorgeous dish. Although this is for the barbie, they can easily be cooked in the oven too, meaning you can enjoy all year round!

Honey and lemon BBQ chicken skewers

© Rachel Phippes/Sainsbury's


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon runny honey
  • Zest + juice of 1 large lemon
  • 2 Sainsbury's Freedom Food chicken breasts
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 wooden barbecue skewers


1 Whisk together the oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, honey, a good pinch of sea salt and lots of freshly ground black pepper in a medium bowl and add the chicken, cut into large chunks.

2 Cover, and allow to marinate chilled for at least 2 hours, but try to leave it all day so the flavour has a good time to soak into the chicken.

3 While you're waiting for the barbecue to heat up soak the skewers in cold water. This will prevent them catching fire while you're trying to barbecue.

4 When the barbecue is ready to cook, divide the chicken pieces between the three skewers, and cook, turning occasionally until the chicken is cooked through

5 Baste the chicken, using a pastry brush with the leftover marinade every few minutes to make sure the chicken keeps moist and has maximum flavour.

Prep Time

2 hours, 15 minutes

Cook Time

20 minutes, approximately

Nutrition Information

Serves 2

Other great dinner ideas:

Chorizo, Roasted Vegetable and Cherry Tomato Lasagne
Chilli Beef Stir Fry
Home Made Macaroni Cheese
Chicken and Mushroom Casserole

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