Low and light chicken shashlik recipe

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chicken shashlik kebab
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  • healthy
  • healthy
Preparation Time20 mins (plus 2-3 hours marinating time)
Cooking Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories308 Kcal15%
Sugar6.1 g7%
Fat12.1 g17%
Saturated Fat3.3 g17%
Salt0.66 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein41.4 g83%
Carbohydrates8.6 g3%
Salt0.66 gRow 7 - Cell 2

The next best thing to tandoori chicken, these chicken skewers are a great way to eat more - and no sauce makes it even healthier.


  • 2tbsp natural unsweetened yogurt
  • Garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1tsp root ginger, peeled and finely grated
  • ½ tsp coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1tsp ground coriander
  • A pinch of chilli powder
  • 1tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2tsp tomato puree
  • 4 skinless and boneless chicken breasts, chopped into 2cm cubes
  • 1 onion, cut into chunks
  • 2 tomatoes, cut into quarters
  • 1 green pepper, deseeded and cut into chunks
  • 2tbsp rapeseed oil




  1. Soak 8-10 wooden skewers. In a bowl, mix together the yogurt, garlic, ginger, black pepper, coriander, chilli powder, cumin, salt and tomato puree. Add the chicken and mix well, coating all the pieces. Cover and refrigerate for 2-3 hours.
  2. Thread the chicken onto the skewers, alternating the meat with chunks of onion, tomato and green pepper. Brush with oil, then grill for 15 mins until cooked through and golden brown.
  3. To achieve the sizzling effect, heat an iron plate. Then place the chicken skewers onto the plate and splash a few drops of water and oil on it.
Top Tip for making Low and light chicken shashlik

Try this with other veg too like mushrooms and baby corn. You can also cook this on a barbecue - just make sure the chicken is cooked thoroughly and don't use any leftover marinade to brush the cooked chicken with.

Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodTo and has over 11 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodTo, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create how-to videos exclusively for GoodtoEat - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies