So it’s Friday which means one thing… Foodie Friday post time. This is week two and I’m going to be sharing with you how to make a Chicken kebab.
Chicken Kebabs are super simple, just try not to skewer yourself while assembling them…. Yep I’m an idiot I did that. These are ideal for this time of year. Great for the BBQ or even for a quick dinner or lunch with a salad. I think a lot of us will be eating more salads in this warm weather lately.
Chicken kebabs – the meaty bit.
Well they wouldn’t be a chicken Kebab without the meaty bit would they. But they are easily adapted to be vegetarian just don’t add the chicken.
One of the easiest ways to make your chicken kebabs is to use skewers. You can either use metal skewers or the bamboo skewers.
If your using the bamboo skewers it’s best to soak them in water for upto 30mins as this will help to stop them burning.
With been a butcher previously as a career, I used to get asked quite often which type of chicken was best to use for kebabs.
The choice is yours really, whichever you prefer. You can use Chicken breast or Chicken leg meat, or from the chicken thigh. My own personally I prefer Chicken thigh and Chicken Leg meat. I find it juicier and doesn’t tend to be dry like you can get with Chicken Breast.
What do we put on the chicken kebabs.
So you have your chicken, either chicken Breast or chicken thigh.
Vegetable wise you can use a wide variety and use whichever you fancy. The ones I have used in the pictures for this post are Mushrooms and onions.
But you can use courgette, peppers, red onion, tomatoes, olives, mushrooms. Whatever tickles your fancy with what sort of chicken Kebab you want.
Chicken Kebab Assembly.
So you have all the ingredients, well I say ingredients but you have your chicken and veg.
So time to make your kebabs, you want to dry off your bamboo skewers on a tea towel or some kitchen roll at this point.
So below is a small step by step for your Chicken Kebab.
- Take your kebab stick / skewers.
- Add a chunk of your diced chicken (chicken thigh or chicken breast)
- Add the veg you have selected, diced also. 1 of each, whatever combo your going for.
- Same as step 2.
- Same as step 3.
Repeat the above till you have filled a skewer and repeat until all your chicken and veg has been used.
Marinades for your chicken kebabs
You can also buy some pre made marinades either in a sachet which are dry or from a bottle such as the likes of nando’s marinades.
I have found that a marinade is great for chicken breast and you will notice it will keep the meat juicy and not dry out as much, same with chicken thigh. Just a quick little tip if you are wanting to use chicken breast.
These I made for the purpose of this post were a dry rub I got from a set at Christmas.
Cooking of your Chicken Kebabs.
This again is depending on what your making them for. To go with a simple salad you can cook them under the grill or in the oven.
Have company and friends round and throwing a BBQ they’re completely fine on a BBQ.
For the healthier cooking option you can cook them on your George Foreman like grill.
You can even mix things up a bit with a mixture of meats and veg, or swap the chicken for beef/lamb/pork.
So I hope you enjoyed my post, good look with the Chicken Kebabs. If your on Instagram and re create these use the hashtag #yorkienotjustfordadsfoodiefriday.
A previous Foodie Friday post from me would accompany these great at a BBQ. The Daddy Cheeseburger.