Heart-Healthy Idaho® Potato and Chicken Skewers

Lemon-garlic flavored chicken and "red, white and blue" potatoes are skewered and then tossed on the grill for ten minutes tops.


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice (squeezed from one lemon)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon zest (from one lemon)
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound boneless chicken breast, cut into 1½˝ chunks
  • 4 gourmet baby blue Idaho® potatoes
  • 4 gourmet baby white Idaho® potatoes
  • 4 gourmet baby red Idaho® potatoes
  • 4 or 5 (12˝) wooden skewers (soaked in water for at least 1 hour), or metal skewers


  1. In a medium mixing bowl, using a whisk, combine the oil, lemon juice and lemon zest, garlic, salt, pepper and crushed red pepper flakes.
  2. Measure out ⅓ cup of the dressing mixture and set it aside.
  3. Add the chicken pieces to the bowl with the remaining dressing and toss well to coat them with dressing; set aside. (Chicken can be marinated in the refrigerator up to 1 day in advance of serving.)
  4. Wash the potatoes and place them in a microwave-safe bowl.
  5. Add 3 tablespoons water to the bowl and cover. Microwave on high for 5-7 minutes, until tender. While the potatoes are cooking, pre-heat the grill to medium-high.
  6. Assemble the skewers: Thread 3 pieces of marinated chicken onto each skewer. Follow that with a red, then a white, then a blue precooked potato.
  7. Finish each skewer with 3 more pieces of chicken.
  8. Repeat with the remaining 3 skewers and ingredients. (If there is leftover chicken, thread it all onto an extra skewer.)
  9. Place skewers onto the grill. Close the grill and cook until chicken has distinct grill marks, about 5-6 minutes.
  10. Turn the skewers and continue to cook and rotate them at 3-4-minute intervals until the chicken is cooked through (about 10 minutes total grilling time).
  11. To serve, place skewers onto a plate and drizzle with reserved dressing. 
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Yield: 4 servings
Calories: 230
Sodium: 200 mg
Fat: 7 g
Protein: 25 g
Cholesterol: 7 mg

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