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FATHER’s Day Barbecues

By Jackie Burrell
Wednesday, June 17th, 2009 at 2:36 pm in Cuisine, Dads.

Family Meals (Courtesy Williams Sonoma) We really should not be reading recipes anywhere near lunchtime. Hungry!! After awhile even paper begins looking tasty. But if you’re planning a Father’s Day BBQ, and you’re looking for recipe ideas, well, we’ve found some good ones! The first, Chicken Kebabs, is perfect for doing with the kids. It’s from Williams Sonoma’s new and gorgeous “Family Meals: Creating Traditions in the Kitchen,” by Maria Helm Sinskey.

YOU’LL NEED:
1 1/2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 2-inch pieces
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup chopped scallions
1 clove garlic, crushed
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons olive oil

THEN…
Combine all of the above ingredients and mix well. Add a teaspoon of salt and a little pepper, then cover and chill at least three hours or overnight. The next day, soak six bamboo skewers in water for at least half an hour. Preheat the grill. Then thread the chicken and any vegetables you’d like – thickly sliced zucchini, for example, or cherry tomatoes – onto the skewers. Salt lightly. Grill about 8 minutes per side, until the chicken is golden and cooked through. Serve with pita bread, hummus and a nice big salad.

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