A serving platter with BBQ tandoori chicken shawarma

BBQ tandoori chicken shawarma

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 45 mins plus at least 4 hrs marinating

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Serves 6

Add oomph to your chicken kebab with yogurt, Indian spices and chillies along with that smoky, BBQ flavour – this shawarma is a surefire hit

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal299
  • fat19g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs3g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre0g
  • protein29g
  • salt1.9g
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Ingredients

  • 2 lemons, 1 juiced, 1 cut into wedges to serve
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 150g pot natural yogurt
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • thumb-sized piece ginger, roughly chopped
    Ginger

    Ginger

    jin-jer

    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 1-2 green chillies (depending on how hot you like it)
  • small pack fresh coriander
  • ½ tsp turmeric
    Turmeric

    Turmeric

    term-er-ik

    Turmeric is a fragrant, bright golden-yellow root that is most commonly seen and used dried and…

  • 1 tsp ground cumin
    Cumin

    Cumin

    q-min

    An aromatic spice native to eastern Mediteranean countries and Upper Egypt. This warm,…

  • 1 tsp garam masala
    Garam masala

    Garam masala

    gar-am mah-sarl-ah

    Meaning 'warming spice mix', garam masala is the main spice blend used in North Indian…

  • 16 skinless, boneless chicken thighs
    Chicken

    Chicken

    chik-en

    Chicken's many plus points - its versatility, as well as the ease and speed with which it…

  • 1 large baking potato, cut in half lengthways
  • 6 shop-bought naan bread

Method

  1. Tip all the ingredients, except the chicken and lemon wedges, into a blender or a smoothie bullet with 1 tsp sea salt and whizz to a smooth paste. Pile the chicken into a bowl or large plastic container, pour over the paste and mix through so the chicken is completely coated. Cover and marinate for at least 4 hrs or up to 48 hrs – the longer, the better.

  2. Light a lidded barbecue, and let the flames die down. Once the coals have turned ashen, pile them up on one side with a few coals scattered around the other. Starting and ending with half a baking potato, thread all the chicken onto two long metal skewers – so that both skewers go through each piece of meat – packing the thighs down between the potato halves so that they are really compact. Place the large chicken kebab to the side of the barbecue with only a few coals underneath. Pop the lid down and cook for 45-50 mins, turning every 15 mins, or until cooked through – prise the chicken pieces apart in the centre to check, or use a digital cooking thermometer; it should read 70C or more. Leave to rest for 5 mins. If cooking in the oven, heat to 220C/200C fan/gas 8. Sit the kebab across a roasting tin so it is suspended, or rest a wire rack over a roasting tin and place the chicken on top. Cook for 45-55 mins or until cooked through. Warm the naan on the barbecue or in the oven.

  3. Bring the kebab to the table to carve, wrap with warm naans, and serve with the other salads and lemon wedges for squeezing over.

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catie74
18th Jun, 2017
Served in Pittas with lots of salads . Fabulous family BBQ
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poshpause
18th Jun, 2017
For gawd's sake don't do as the recipe says, and "Tip all the ingredients, except the chicken and lemon wedges, into a blender or a smoothie bullet". Blended baking potato and naan bread would be yuk. Lazy recipe writing, I call that!
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Tanay_Sharma
16th Jun, 2017
Well i am not sure about other countries but this recipe is inspired by Indian cuisine? Cause the ingredients which you have mentioned here is similar to the Indian recipe, maybe the cooking style is different from the Indian style but i am sure this will definitely taste just like i feel in Indian restaurant. I would also try that for someday.
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