Saturday, December 12, 2009

Chicken and Halloumi Skewers


Cheese is good. Hot cheese is even better. When I saw this recipe in Donna Hay's book, I knew I'd give it a try. Donna Hay has several wonderful chicken recipes, and here it was a great way to incorporate the halloumi cheese. The taste of gooey melted cheese can rescue about anything. It's also so beautiful!

Ingredients (8 skewers): 48 oregano leaves - 9 oz (250g) halloumi, cut into 24 cubes of 2 cm - 2 chicken breasts cut into 2 cm cubes - 1 tbsp olive oil - 1 tbsp lemon juice - salt and pepper

If you are using wooden skewers, soak in water for the 30 minutes to prevent them burning under the grill. Combine chicken, lemon juice and oil, cover with plastic wrap and place in fridge to marinate for at least 30 minutes. Thread the chicken cubes, the halloumi cubes and the oregano onto skewers. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Arrange the skewers in the pan and turn them every 2 minutes.

Brochettes de poulet et d'halloumi
Ingrédients (8 brochettes): 48 feuilles d'origan - 250 g de halloumi coupé en 24 dés de 2 cm - 2 filets de poulet de 200 g chacun coupés en 24 dés de 2 cm - 1 càs d'huile d'olive - 1 càs de jus de citron - sel et poivre

Si vous utilisez des brochettes en bois, faites les tremper dans l'eau pendant 30 minutes pour les empêcher de brûler sous le grill. Mélangez le poulet, le jus de citron et l'huile d'olive, couvrir d'un film plastique et laisse mariner au réfrigérateur pendant au moins 30 minutes. Enfilez les dés de poulet, les dés de halloumi et les feuilles d'origan sur les brochettes. Faites chauffer une poêle antiadhésive à feu moyennement vif. Disposez les brochettes dans la poêle et retournez-les toutes les 2 minutes.


Source: Adapted from Donna Hay's book, Simple Essentials Chicken

6 comments:

  1. What a great was to use halloumi cheese - it looks delicious!

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  2. i just love it...super delish!!!

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  3. These look amazing! I just found your blog, I'm loving it! Great pics!

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  4. Those are perfect for the summertime!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  5. oh, these are so fabulous! Made them with a super easy polenta with honey, chives and a little feta, I found on tastespotting + some briefly cooked leeks. Fabulous weeknight dinner.

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  6. sorry - messed up my recipe combos - I didn't make this with polenta. But with another tastspotting recipe: beetroot salad with a dressing of soft goatscheese blended with cream. A lovely crusty loaf on the side.

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