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. ?
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.
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!
- 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