Mean Green Chicken Shish Kebabs

Moist, tender chicken kebabs are low in fat and make an excellent appetizer, or light lunch. Serve it with some cucumbers and ranch, yum!

Makes 4 full skewers
  • 2 lb boneless chicken breasts cut into 2 inch pieces
  • For the marinade:
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp white pepper powder
  • A handful of fresh cilantro leaves
  • 6 to 8 green hot chilies, more or less as your taste buds can take
  • 1/4 cup yogurt
  • 4 tsp lime juice
  • Salt to taste
  • Bamboo skewers
  • Colored peppers, onions and tomatoes cut into large chunks

  1. In a blender, make a fine paste of the marinating ingredients. 
  2. Massage it into the chicken pieces and let it chill for about half an hour in a sealed plastic bag. If you can do this the previous night, it will taste great. 
  3. Soak the bamboo skewers in water for about 30 minutes.
  4. Poke the marinated chicken pieces into skewers, alternating it with colored peppers, onions and tomatoes. 
  5. Brush some light cooking oil or spray some cooking oil on them. 
  6. Place on a greased tray if you are going to use the oven. Broil them in the oven for about 20-25 minutes at 400 degree F. Turn them half way, so both sides are lightly browned. 
  7. Remove and let cool a bit before you dig in. Enjoy!

An open grill tastes the best, place the skewers on a preheated grill for 8-10 minutes, turning frequently, until cooked through and lightly browned. Squeeze some fresh lime juice just before they are served

Prepare a platter with a ranch sauce or just plain yogurt, some raw onion rings and cucumbers. Enjoy!