Recipe: Chicken Shish Kebab

CHICKEN SHISH KEBAB

Need a new chicken recipe? These Turkish shish kebabs are delicately spiced, but don't compromise on flavour. Try them for yourself - they taste as good as they look.

Ingredients

Shish Kebab

  • 6 thighs of chicken
  • 200 ml natural yoghurt
  • 1 shot of olive oil
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes

Tzatziki

  • 4 tbsp natural yoghurt
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 smal clove of garlic
  • 1 bunch of fresh mint
  • 1 pinch of salt and pepper

Serving

  • 1 selection of breads
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 chunk of iceberg lettuce
  • 1 chunk of red cabbage
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 squeeze of chilli sauce
Marinating the Chicken

Step 1

Marinating The Chicken

Zest and juice the lemon into the yoghurt along with all the ground spices, the olive oil and the grated cloves of garlic. Remove any skin, sinew and bone from the chicken thighs, but keep them whole. Toss the chicken in the marinade, season with a generous pinch of salt and pepper and leave in a covered container in a fridge overnight, or for at least a couple of hours.

Cooking the Kebabs

Step 2

Cooking The Kebabs

Skewer the chicken thighs onto metal skewers, with 3 thighs per portion and using 2-3 skewers to hold all the meat in place without too many straggly ends. Lay the skewers onto a grill tray lined with tin foil and cook under a low temperature grill for approximately 15 minutes, turning very 5 minutes or so. (It should cook slowly to ensure it gets right through to the middle and is able to char the outside marinade a little in the process.)

Making the Tzatziki

Step 3

Making The Tzatziki

Chop the fresh mint finely and grate the cucumber, avoiding the centre watery core. Zest the lemon into the yoghurt and stir in the mint, cucumber and a tiny bit of finely grated garlic. Taste and season with salt and pepper.

Finishing and Serving

Step 4

Finishing And Serving

Shred the lettuce, cabbage, carrot and onion and toss together with salt, pepper and a little olive oil and lemon juice (from the lemon you zested into the Tzatziki) to form a slaw style garnish. Warm a pitta and fill with some of the salad and tzatziki before carving the cooked chicken skewers on top. Finish with optional chilli sauce and serve immediately.

Comments

sophiacoelho

Simple and tasty side dish for köfte or meats in general, nice alternative to rice. I've also learned this recipe with a turk mother. I hope you try it and enjoy.

silverdragon3474

My first recipe from sorted was the chicken kebabs and homemade Tzatziki sauce. Wild rice as the side.

riceyronie

Second time making this one, and it was even better!

flynnpollard872

Today I made dinner for my girlfriend's birthday. I made my own versions of SortedFood's Chicken Shish Kebab (I marinated mine in tzaziki), the Filo Spiral (sans lentils and with cucumbers instead), and a Bavarois (with shaved dark chocolate and a blueberry sauce) All in one day Good lord

miriamkgross9

what temperature would you set the grill at? 200C?

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