Low-fat spiced chicken kebabs recipe

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  • Healthy
  • Low-fat
serves: 4
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Spice: medium
Prep: 10 min
Cooking: 10 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 195 kCal 10%
Fat 2g 3%
  -  Saturates 0.5g 3%
Carbohydrates 8g 10%
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  • Make a double batch of our easy low-fat spiced chicken kebabs and have leftovers for lunch in wraps, pitta bread or shredded into salad.

    You can cook our spiced chicken kebabs under the grill but they’d be a great low fat addition to your barbecue spread too. The cooling cucumber yogurt salad is the perfect accompaniment but if you’d like a more substantial meal try serving with brown rice and a leafy salad. Although the ingredients list looks long, you will likely already have the spices in your cupboard and will be able to use them afterwards in other recipes.



    • 1/2tsp turmeric
    • 1tsp garam masala
    • 1/4tsp cayenne
    • 1/2tsp cumin
    • 1/2tsp paprika
    • 1tsp tomato paste
    • 50g 0 per cent fat Greek-style yogurt
    • juice ½ lime
    • 1 clove garlic, grated
    • 500g (1lb) chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
    • 2 red peppers, cut into chunks
    • For the cool yogurt salad
    • Half a cucumber
    • 50g 0 per cent fat Greek-style yogurt
    • 4g (⅛ oz) mint leaves, finely chopped
    • 200g cherry tomatoes, diced
    • ½ red onion, diced
    • Small bunch coriander, finely chopped
    • You will need
    • Metal or wooden skewers, if wooden soak in water for 30mins before use


    • Combine the spices, tomato paste, yogurt, lime juice and garlic in a bowl. Add the chicken and coat evenly. Leave to marinate for 30mins or ideally overnight.

    • To make the salad, grate half the cucumber and finely dice the rest. Combine in a bowl with the rest of the ingredients and season with salt and pepper to taste.

    • Heat your grill to high and thread the chicken and red pepper onto your skewers. Cook for around 10mins, turning regularly until the chicken is a little charred and cooked all the way through. Juices should run clear and a thermometer should read 74C. Serve with the salad and pitta or mini naans if liked.

    Top tips for making low-fat spiced chicken kebabs

    If you like spice increase the cayenne to ½ tsp or try some fresh diced red chilli in the salad. You could use the marinade on prawns, fish, and lamb too. Save time and use a shop-bought spice blend or curry paste if you prefer. We like making it from scratch as you can adjust the quantities to your preferences.

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