If you’re looking for a delicious and flavorful way to enjoy chicken, look no further than chicken kebabs. These grilled skewers of marinated chicken and vegetables are popular in many cuisines worldwide. For a good reason: they’re easy to make, customizable to your taste preferences, and perfect for sharing with family and friends.
To make chicken kebabs, you’ll need a few key ingredients: chicken, vegetables, spices, and a marinade. The chicken can be boneless or ground, with skinless breasts or thighs, and the vegetables can include anything from bell peppers and onions to zucchini and mushrooms. The spices can vary depending on your preference, but commonly used ones include cumin, paprika, and garlic powder. The marinade typically consists of oil, acid (such as lemon juice or vinegar), and additional spices.
To assemble the kebabs, you’ll need skewers (either metal or wooden soaked in water to prevent burning), then thread the chicken meat and vegetables onto the skewers in alternating order. Then, grill the kebabs until the chicken is cooked and the vegetables are slightly charred.
Enjoy your delicious chicken kebabs with rice or salad for a complete and satisfying meal.
Easy Smoky Chicken Kebabs Recipe
- 1 pound ground chicken
- 2 medium yellow bell peppers (yellow capsicum) - cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 medium red onion - cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- Whisk together the cumin, paprika, garlic powder, salt, black pepper, olive oil, and lemon juice in a large bowl to make the marinade.
- Add the chicken to the marinade and mix to coat. Cover and refrigerate the meat for at least 1 or 4 hours.
- Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
- Form chicken into little balls or pieces, then thread it, peppers and onions onto the skewers in alternating order.
- Grill the chicken kebabs for 10 to 12 minutes, occasionally turning, until the kebab is cooked and the vegetables are slightly charred.
- Serve the chicken kebabs hot with a side of rice or salad. Enjoy!