Limoncello Chicken Skewers


We know that lemon and chicken complement each other but add fresh and fragrant Limoncello to the recipe and your guests will compliment you! Limoncello (lee-mohn-CHEH-loh) is an Italian lemon liquor and is grown along the lush hillsides of the Almafi Coast. Authentic Limoncello is made from Sorrento lemons. You will almost always find a bottle in my freezer waiting to be used in a sweet (Limoncello Tiramisu) or savory dish like this small bite (Merenda), or to serve in the hot summer months as a refreshing after-dinner drink or  Limonata.



  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 6 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup Limoncello
  • 4 garlic cloves,  minced
  • 2 chicken breast, boneless & skinless  (1 1/4 pounds)
  • Thyme
  • Salt and pepper
  • cherry tomatoes
  1. In a large heavy plastic (freezer-type) bag, combine olive oil, lemon juice, Limoncello and garlic.
    Add the chicken breasts, marinate 5-6 hours or overnight.
  2. Remove the chicken, pat dry and season with thyme, salt and pepper.
  3. In a large saute pan, heat the olive oil over medium-low heat, add the chicken, cook 6-8 minutes per side until no longer pink.
  4. Slice each breast into desired size, place one or two pieces of chicken on a skewer with a cherry tomato and a sprig of something green (I used a large parsley leaf).
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