The best marinated chicken kebabs

Chicken Kebabs

Serves 6-8

  • 500 g boneless higher-welfare chicken breasts

  • 4 courgettes, sliced very thinly lengthways

  • 6-8 skewers or sticks of fresh rosemary, lower leaves removed, tips kept on

  • For the marinade

  • 1 handful fresh coriander

  • 1 handful fresh mint

  • 3 cloves garlic

  • 6 spring onions

  • 1 red chilli

  • zest and juice of 1 lemon

  • sea salt

  • freshly ground black pepper

  • olive oil

Cut the chicken into 2.5cm/1 inch cubes and place in a bowl. Blanch the courgette strips in salted boiling water for 30 seconds then drain and allow to cool. Blitz all the marinade ingredients (except the olive oil) in a food processor, then loosen to a paste with a little olive oil. Add the marinade to the chicken pieces and mix well. Allow to sit for up to an hour. Then weave the courgette strips in between the chicken pieces on the rosemary sticks or skewers. Grill for around 5 minutes, turning regularly, until cooked. Feel free to cut a piece open to check if they're done.

Nutritional Information

The best marinated chicken kebabs

Perfect for spicing things up

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This easy chicken kebab marinade has an awesome kick to it – great with the cool, crunchy courgette
Serves 6-8
15m (plus marinating time)
Super easy
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If you're cooking for a load of friends, or for a party, these kebabs will do the trick. They are so easy to make and damn tasty. Marinated in a blend of spices, they can be grilled, chargrilled or cooked on the barbie. Make sure you check out my recipes for fish and lamb kebabs as well!

Cut the chicken into 2.5cm/1 inch cubes and place in a bowl. Blanch the courgette strips in salted boiling water for 30 seconds then drain and allow to cool. Blitz all the marinade ingredients (except the olive oil) in a food processor, then loosen to a paste with a little olive oil. Add the marinade to the chicken pieces and mix well. Allow to sit for up to an hour. Then weave the courgette strips in between the chicken pieces on the rosemary sticks or skewers. Grill for around 5 minutes, turning regularly, until cooked. Feel free to cut a piece open to check if they're done.

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Nutritional Information Amount per serving:

Calories

Calories are just a unit of energy. If you eat more than you use you can gain weight, or lose it if you don't eat enough. How much you need depends on your weight, gender and how active you are, but it's around 2,000 a day.

Carbs

Carbs are a great source of energy and, excluding foods such as potatoes, are made from grains - like bread, pasta and cereal. We all need carbs, but try to make them all wholegrain by sticking to brown bread, rice and pasta - they are much more nutritious.

Sugar

We all deserve a treat sometimes, but try to limit your sugar intake. Most of your sugar should come from raw fruit and milk, because they give us lots of nutrients too. Always check food labels so you know how much sugar you're eating.

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it's associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

Saturates

Saturated or "bad fats" are in beef, pork, chicken skin, butter, cream and cheese. Too much can be bad for our heart and cholesterol levels, but unsaturated or "good fats" in fish, nuts, avocados and some oils can help keep our hearts healthy if eaten in moderation.

Protein

Protein helps our muscles to grow and repair, as well as providing you with essential amino acids. When it comes to protein, try to eat leaner sources such as chicken and fish or non-meat sources such as eggs, dairy, beans, nuts, seeds, tofu and pulses.
  • Calories 115
    6%
  • Carbs 2.5g
    1%
  • Sugar 2.0g 2%
  • Fat 3.7g 5%
  • Saturates 0.7g 4%
  • Protein 17.2g 38%
Of an adult's reference intake

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  • 500 g boneless higher-welfare chicken breasts

  • 4 courgettes, sliced very thinly lengthways

  • 6-8 skewers or sticks of fresh rosemary, lower leaves removed, tips kept on

  • For the marinade

  • 1 handful fresh coriander

  • 1 handful fresh mint

  • 3 cloves garlic

  • 6 spring onions

  • 1 red chilli

  • zest and juice of 1 lemon

  • sea salt

  • freshly ground black pepper

  • olive oil