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Yogurt Chicken Kebabs Recipe

Cook: 18 min
Total: 2h 18 min

Ingredients for 4 hearty kabobs

  • 1 1/4 lb chicken breast, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • Marinade
    • 3/4 cup plain yogurt (I used YQ plain)
    • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
    • juice from 1 lemon
    • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
    • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
    • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric (optional)
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • Utensils
    • wooden skewers
    • 1 teaspoon cumin


Step 1

Mix together the ingredients for a marinade in a bowl.  Place the chicken breast in a sealable plastic bag then pour in the marinade.  Squeeze out all the air from the bag and seal it closed.  Mix and mash the bag to completely cover every piece of chicken.

Step 2

Marinate in the fridge for at least 1 hour but for best results, marinate overnight.

Step 3

After marinating, assemble the kabobs.  Set oven to 420F.  Evenly divide the kabob pieces into 5 separate wooden skewers. Discard the leftover marinade from the chicken.

Step 4

Place the kabobs on a baking rack or baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake in the oven for 15 to 18 minutes, until the outside edges are brown and the chicken is cooked through.

Step 5

Garnish with fresh cilantro or chives and enjoy with your choice of side for meal prep. I suggest a fragrant jasmine or basmati rice and steamed veggies.