Spicy chicken kebabs

Spicy chicken kebabs

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(26 ratings)

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 15 mins Plus marinating time


Makes 20
These fresh, spicy kebabs don’t just taste great – the whole family will enjoy making them

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: nutrition per kebab

  • kcal103
  • fat7g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs3g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre0g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.23g
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  • 3 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • knob of fresh ginger, roughly chopped, plus extra to serve



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

  • 1 orange, grated zest and juice



    One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…

  • 3 spring onions, roughly chopped
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 2 tbsp clear honey
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 4 small skinless boneless chicken breast fillets, cut into cubes
  • 20 button mushrooms
  • 20 cherry tomatoes
  • 2 large red peppers, seeded and each cut into 10


  1. Grind the garlic, ginger, orange zest and spring onions to a paste in a food processor. Add the honey, orange juice, soy sauce and oil, then blend again. Pour the mixture over the cubed chicken and leave to marinate for at least 1 hr, but preferably overnight. Toss in the mushrooms for the last half an hour so they take on some of the flavour, too.

  2. Thread the chicken, tomatoes, mushrooms and peppers onto 20 wooden skewers, then cook on a griddle pan for 7-8 mins each side or until the chicken is thoroughly cooked and golden brown. Turn the kebabs frequently and baste with the marinade from time to time until evenly cooked. Arrange on a platter, scatter with chopped spring onion and eat with your fingers.

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22nd Jun, 2010
Just Yummy :)
20th Apr, 2010
I think is was really strange! Had much better kebabs, including the chicken tikka low fat ones here on good food. Just tasted of ginger, would not do again.
10th Apr, 2010
I had no ginger so used cayenne pepper and a pinch of chilli flakes and I also substituted the orange for lemon. I added some chopped parsley when they were cooked and served with pitta bread. Really delicious and easy.
3rd Sep, 2009
I have written a far more extensive note which would not be accepted at the time by the server for whatever reason so I am limiting this comment to one of complete satisfaction with the end result as well as pointing out that the quantities are also quite generous particularly when an accompanying dish is also served (basmati rice with saffron in my case).
25th Jul, 2009
i used the recipe for the spicy chicken for full breasts as part as a dinner party. prepared the night before and then i cooked the chicken in a saucepan with a little bit of water and the sauce and then fried to make it really cripsy and sticky
6th Jul, 2009
Oops forgot the stars!
6th Jul, 2009
Very easy and tasty. I used rind of a lemon and juice of half a lemon instead of the orange, and they were delicious. Will definitely make them again with lemon.
1st Jun, 2009
I thought the marinade tasted a bit odd, I've certainly had much nicer!
6th May, 2009
Great recipe, different, went down a storm with the family, all seven of us.
9th May, 2008
I had no orange so added lime rind and juice instead plus some chopped coriander, they were great, fresh and light for our bbq.


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