Preserved Lemon Chicken Skewers

"Preserved Lemon Chicken Skewers. It’s good, and easy - I’m not the kind of girl who plans perfect menus. I grab some things, grill and mostly everyone’s sunbathing poolside with a skewer, chicken leg or watermelon slice in their hand. Then a big tub of good ice cream and some waffle cones, yellow box cake with homemade cream cheese frosting...and nobody even cares because it’s all good. As a military family we remember those friends who lost their lives by celebrating life itself and pouring one out in remembrance of them."
-- @thedaleyplate
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Prep time 2hrs
Cook time 10mins

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  • 6-8 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 2 slices preserved lemon
  • Lemon, slices grilled plus juice for serving
  • Parsley, for garnish
  • Salt, for garnish


  • Step 1

    Cut boneless skinless chicken thighs into bite-sized pieces.

  • Step 2

    Purée smoked hot paprika with 2 slices preserved lemon. Cover and chill for 2 hours, skewer & grill or smoke to 165℉ internal temperature.

  • Step 3

    Grill some sliced lemons too. Sprinkle with parsley, flake salt + grilled lemon juice.