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Yogurt and Roasted Cumin marinated Grilled Chicken Skewers

Chicken Shish Kabab
Famous as Seekh or Shish Kababs, these easy and scrumptious marinated chicken skewers are often grilled or baked in the oven during winter season in my home. Shish Kababs taste great with side of lemon rice and grilled vegetables, but we also love eating’em as appetizer with some lemon juice squeezed on the top.

Chicken Shish Kabab
Today, I am sharing with you easy and crowd-pleaser - Shish Kabab recipe marinated in yogurt and grilled to perfection, making an ordinary grilled chicken extraordinary.
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Chicken Shish Kabab

Chicken Shish Kabab
Total Time Prep Time Cook Time Difficulty Easy Serves 4


  • 1 Cup Yogurt  
  • 1 lbs Chicken  (boneless chicken cut into about 2 inch pieces)
  • 1 Lemon  (juice and zest of one lemon)
  • 1 tbsp Cumin Powder  (roast cumin seeds and then grind with a mortar pastle)
  • 1 tsp Salt  
  • 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper  
  • 2 tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste  
  • 1/4 Cup Olive Oil  
  • 1 tbsp Turmeric  (grated fresh turmeric root or use 1/2 tsp turmeric powder)


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    1. Add grated ginger, garlic, lemon juice, zest, turmeric and olive oil in a bowl.
    Step for Recipe - Chicken Shish Kabab
    2. Add yogurt, cumin powder, salt, cayenne pepper, mix well ans set aside.
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    3. Cube the boneless chicken into 2 inch pieces and toss in into the marinade. Let it rest for 20 (at least ) minutes to 1 hour. In meantime, soak 5-6 wooden skewers in water, wet skewers will not burn while grilling chicken.
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    4. Grill the chicken on charcoal or gas grill. I even grill it on one gas flame for nice charred taste.
    Additional Notes
    Don't forget to line your gas burner with a sheet of aluminum foil for easy cleanup.
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    5. Serve hot with lemon squeeze on top and enjoy!!!

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