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Recipe: KEBAB WEEK: MARINATED CHICKEN KEBABS WITH LEMON PEPPER YOGURT SAUCE

Everything's better on a stick. This week, we'll print some summer-friendly kebab recipes. Today's comes from the book "Katie Brown Celebrates: Simple and Spectacular Parties All Year Round."

INGREDIENTS

2 cups extra-virgin olive oil

Juice of 3 lemons

2 tablespoons chopped garlic

3/4 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary leaves (about 4 sprigs)

3/4 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves (about 5 sprigs)

6 single boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cleaned of fat and cut into large cubes

Salt and black pepper to taste

Bamboo skewers



Sauce:

2 (7-oz.) containers plain yogurt

4 tablespoons sour cream

3 tablespoons red wine vinegar

Zest of 2 lemons (fine)

Juice of 1 lemon

2 tablespoons minced garlic

1 tablespoon black pepper

2 teaspoons salt

1/2 cup fresh mint, chopped (optional)



DIRECTIONS

1. For the kebabs: in a plastic bag or airtight container, combine olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, rosemary, and thyme. Add chicken, toss well to coat evenly, and refrigerate overnight.



2. For the sauce, combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and refrigerate at least 2 hours.



3. Remove chicken pieces from marinade and season well with salt and pepper. Grill chicken for 5 minutes on each side, until golden brown and juices of chicken run clear when pricked with the end of the skewer. Thread 3 pieces of chicken onto each skewer. Serve with Lemon-Pepper Yogurt Sauce.

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