Friday, 22 September 2017

Grilled Chicken Kebab

Any piece of food mostly meat that is grilled over charcoal fire is called kebab.
By using a flavorful, yogurt-based marinade, like the one seen herein, even inexperienced grillers can produce impressive results. I am sharing a simple kebab recipe which I often do over the weekends.

We can many combinations of these powders; corn starch, chilly powder, masala powder etc and prepare a marinade for these kebabs. The main ingredient should be a sour cream or thick yogurt or lemon juice. These sourness makes the chicken pieces soft and tender and gives a nice taste to the kebabs.


1 cup yogurt 
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 
2 tablespoons olive oil 
2 tablespoons ketchup 
6 cloves garlic, minced 
1 tablespoon Aleppo red pepper flakes 
1 tablespoon salt 
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin 
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 
1 teaspoon paprika 
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
500 grams boneless skinless chicken 
2 long metal skewers or wooden skewers


  • Whisk yogurt, lemon juice, olive oil, ketchup, garlic, red pepper flakes, salt, cumin, black pepper, paprika, and cinnamon together in a bowl.
  • Place chicken pieces into the yogurt marinade and coat them thoroughly on all sides. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate 2 to 8 hours.
  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.
  • Using 2 skewers for each kebab, thread half of the chicken pieces onto each pair of skewers making a fairly thick "log" shape.
  • Place kebabs on grill. Do not try to turn them until they begin to unstick from the grill, 3 or 4 minutes. Turn kebabs and grill the other side 3 or 4 minutes; turn. Continue cooking and turning until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 6 minutes. 


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  1. I am sure chicken lovers will enjoy this so much!..I have grilled over charcoal couple of times, then used directly flame as well..this surely gives a different taste I suppose!

  2. This one is my fav.. During every vacation we never miss to have a bbq night with family and grilled chicken is always there in the menu :) Makes me nostalgic.. Lovely share..

  3. Grilled kebabs are always a hit and these looks so perfect.

  4. These kebabs look so good. We do a similar version with paneer. I think I need to invest in a charcoal grill to try out these recipes..

  5. Those grilled chicken kebabs are just prefect to have as a starter, succulent they looks.

  6. The marinade is very flavorful, can easily replace the chicken with paneer to make it.

  7. Thanks for hint about sour cream. Should try a kebab with sour cream marination. The dish sounds very flavorful.

  8. Love the marinade and the kebabs look beautiful! Awesome pick

  9. Bookmarking the marinade and will tweak and turn the dish vegetarian ! Love the way you have served it .