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Flatbread on a plate with yogurt and chicken skewers, next to a plate of lettuce and board of skewers

Spiced chicken kebabs with chopped salad & flatbreads

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
    • plus marinating
  • Easy
  • Serves 4 (makes 8 skewers)

Marinate chicken in yogurt, spices and lemon zest, then grill to make these flavourful chicken skewers. Serve in flatbreads with salad and cucumber yogurt

Nutrition: Per serving


  • 200g Greek yogurt
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon (optional)
  • 2 green cardamom pods, pods bashed and seeds finely ground (optional)
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • pinch of chilli flakes, or to taste
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 lemon, zested and halved
  • 640g pack diced chicken thighs
  • 1 cucumber, peeled, ½ coarsely grated, ½ finely chopped
  • 1 Little Gem lettuce, thinly sliced
  • 4 flatbreads
  • hot sauce, to serve (optional)


  • STEP 1

    In a bowl, combine half the yogurt with the spices, half the garlic, the lemon zest and ½ tsp salt. Tip in the chicken and stir well to coat. Cover and leave to marinate in the fridge for at least 30 mins or overnight.

  • STEP 2

    Mix the grated cucumber and the remaining garlic into the remaining yogurt, then season with a pinch each of salt and pepper. Set aside in the fridge.

  • STEP 3

    Mix the finely chopped cucumber and lettuce together, then squeeze over one of the lemon halves and season with a good pinch of salt. Cut the remaining lemon half into quarters. Heat the grill to high or a large griddle pan over a high heat.

  • STEP 4

    Thread the marinated chicken pieces onto metal skewers, put on a tray and cook under a hot grill or in the griddle pan for 10-12 mins, turning often to ensure it cooks evenly and is charred in places. Warm the flatbreads under the grill or in a toaster.

  • STEP 5

    Serve the chicken in the flatbreads with the chopped salad and cucumber yogurt. Drizzle with hot sauce before serving, if you like.

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