The Ultimate Chicken Marinade

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1. Peel 3 cloves of garlic, trim 6 spring onions and 1 fresh red chilli, then place into a food processor.

2. Add 1 handful each of fresh coriander and mint leaves. Finely grate in the zest from 1 lemon and squeeze in the juice.

3. Blitz until finely chopped.

4. Loosen to a paste with a little olive oil, then season with a pinch of sea salt and black pepper.

5. Place into a large bowl.

6. Cut 500g of free-range boneless chicken breast into 2.5cm chunks, then add it to the marinade and stir until well coated. Cover and place in the fridge to marinate for at least 1 hour.

7. Thread the marinated chicken between 6 to 8 skewers – you can use soaked wooden skewers or sturdy rosemary stalks with the leaves removed. Add strips of very thinly sliced courgettes too, if you like.

8. Grill for around 5 minutes on the barbecue, turning regularly, until cooked.

9. Serve immediately with charred lemon for squeezing over.

By Nicole Porter
About Nicole: Nicole is a Stress Coach and Wellness Educator, as well as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Healthy Weight Loss Coach with certifications in Personal Training and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction.