Spicy chicken kebabs

Low in fat & salt but full of flavour!

Low in fat and salt this is a great healthy dish that can be enjoyed off the barbeque or from under the grill! You will need 4 skewers for this recipe.

Ingredients - Serves 4 Adults

  • 520g / 1lb 2½ oz. of boneless chicken breasts - around 4 breasts
  • 2 medium red onions, peeled and quartered
  • 8 green chillies, halved and de-seeded
  • Black pepper, to taste

For the Marinade:

  • 275ml / 10fl oz. of low-fat, natural yoghurt
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon of ground coriander
  • ¼ teaspoon of turmeric
  • Small bunch of fresh coriander
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh root ginger, peeled and grated
  • Black pepper, to taste


  1. Pour the low-fat yogurt into a large bowl and add the cumin, ground coriander, turmeric, garlic, ginger and some fresh coriander sprigs. Mix everything together and season with pepper
  2. Cut each chicken breast into 5 chunks and place in the spiced yogurt, mixing everything around so that the chicken is evenly coated
  3. Cover with cling film and refrigerate for at least a few hours or overnight
  4. Prepare the barbecue - or alternatively pre-heat the grill to its highest setting
  5. To assemble the kebabs thread an onion quarter, then a piece of chicken, half a chilli, and another piece of chicken. Repeat this again and finish off with a piece of chicken and another onion quarter. There should be 5 pieces of chicken on each kebab when you are finished
  6. Press all the pieces tight together so they don’t separate in the cooking, then season well
  7. Grill or barbeque on a high heat for at least 10 minutes on each side. Ensure the food is thoroughly cooked, by checking that that all juices run clear

Serving Suggestions

Serve on a bed of Basmati rice. For special rice, cook in a pot with cinnamon sticks and add toasted pine nuts and pistachios nuts at the end. Garnish with coriander


Remember if you are using wooden skewers to soak them for at least 30 minutes before cooking

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Spicy chicken kebabs

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4 Adults

4 Adults

Preparation Time

90 Minutes

90 Minutes

Cooking Time

20 Minutes

20 Minutes


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1.5 Of Your 5 A Day

Utensils Needed

Mixing Bowl

Mixing Bowl
1/4 of the recipe contains
of an adult's reference intake
Nutrition Information
Typical ValuesPer 100gPer Portion (294g)
Energy286Kj 842Kj
68Kcal 199Kcal
Fat0.7g 2.1g
(of which saturates)0.2g 0.5g
Carbohydrate3.3g 9.8g
(of which sugars)2.7g 7.9g
Fibre0.5g 1.5g
Protein11.7g 34.5g
Salt0.1g 0.3g


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