Spiced Chicken Kebab Recipe – Scrumptious TV meal!

One thing that I love about my kitchen is my pantry cupboard that is filled with all kinds of groceries, spices and seasonings.

I was greatly inspired after watching English TV chef Nigella Lawson on one of her cooking programmes. Her pantry (like a little room or closet) was always so well stocked up that she could just easily reach out for anything she needed. And she could also cook whatever she wanted in whatever way she liked any time.

That’s exactly what I need. How I wish I have a pantry room too, lol. ?

Spiced Chicken Kebab Recipe

I decided to make good use of some of the spices I had for a chicken dish as I had bought some fresh chicken fillets from the supermarket earlier. Thought I would turn them into skewers so we could just pick them up and eat. Easy TV meal, lol.

Spiced Chicken Kebab Recipe

This Spiced Chicken Kebab probably looked like a western version of satay. Might look dry on the outside but the meat inside was moist and tender. Had a lovely aroma of spices too.

If you like a peanut sauce to go with it, check out my Gado Gado Recipe if you want to make peanut sauce from scratch.

For an easier-to-make peanut sauce, just combine 4 tbsp peanut butter, 3 tbsp evaporated milk, 2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce and 1/4 cup water. Stir that up till thoroughly mixed and it’s ready.

I served my Spiced Chicken Kebab with a simple side salad of garbanzo beans, kidney beans, green peppers, onions and sweetcorn tossed with some vinaigrette dressing. Had some extra cherry tomatoes on the side for us to munch on too. As the salad had garbanzo beans and kidney beans (carbs), it wasn’t necessary to have any rice or bread as this was already quite a substantial meal.

This Spiced Chicken Kebab Recipe makes an easy weekday dinner for the whole family. Give it a try!

Spiced Chicken Kebab Recipe
  • 12 pcs chicken fillets approx. 600g
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • zest & juice of 1 lemon
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
Marinate the chicken with the rest of the ingredients. Chill in fridge for at least an hour.
Soak 12 bamboo skewers in water for an hour.
Thread each piece of marinated chicken fillet through a skewer stick.
Transfer the skewers onto a heated grill pan and cook till they have slight charred lines on both sides (approx. 2-3 minutes each side).
Alternatively, preheat oven to 180 deg C on grill mode with fan. Line a baking tray with aluminium foil and lightly grease with olive oil or cooking spray.
Transfer the skewers onto the baking tray in one single layer. Insert the baking tray into the highest shelf of the oven and grill for about 10 minutes till browned, flipping over mid-way.
Serve with your preferred sides and dipping sauce.

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