” Juicy, spicy and savoury, these chargrilled Indian chicken kebabs are so flavour-packed that you will be a sure fire hit at the family barbecue!”
These grilled chicken kebabs are so juicy and flavour-packed that you will be a sure fire hit at the family barbecue, or at just about any type of gathering!
To get the best results, I used boneless chicken thighs and marinated them for the longest possible time afforded to me – 8-12 hours as a standard.
Chargrilled Indian Chicken KebabsCourse: MainCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Medium
Juicy, spicy and savoury, these chargrilled Indian chicken kebabs are so flavour-packed that you will be a sure fire hit at the family barbecue!
- to marinate
1kg chicken thighs, boneless and skinless and cut into bite size pieces
1 tbsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp black pepper powder
1/2 tsp fennel seeds, toasted and crushed coarsely
4 tsp garam masala
1 tbsp garlic, chopped finely or pounded to a paste
1 tbsp ginger, chopped finely or pounded to a paste
1 lime, juiced
2 egg, beaten
4 tbsp greek yogurt
1 tsp sea salt flakes
- to garnish
coriander leaves, chopped
1 tbsp butter, melted and to baste
- Combine the marinade ingredients together with the pieces of chicken. Allow the mixture to marinate for ideally 8-12 hours, but if that’s not possible, then at least 1 hour.
- Thread the marinated chicken pieces onto metal skewers and lay them vertically over a baking tray. Create a small gap between the skewers and tray surface if possible.
- Place the chicken skewers in a preheated grill and cook for 30 minutes, turning the kebabs half way through. Remove the kebabs from the grill and baste with melted butter.
- Serve directly on skewer or unfasten the chicken pieces into a bowl and garnish with chopped coriander and lemon wedges.
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If you love these chargrilled Indian chicken kebabs, why don’t you check out our other meaty recipes? Like this comforting keralan chicken curry.
Recipe adapted from: India Cookbook by Pushpesh Pant.