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Spicy Chicken Skewers

Total Time 8hrs 20 mins
Serves 4 people
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  • Spicy Chicken Skewers
  • Spicy Chicken Skewers
Prep Time
8hrs 10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
8hrs 20 mins

Learn how to make and prepare the most delicious spicy chicken skewers barbecued over hot coals in your wood-fired oven. The marinade is made from a tangy blend of yoghurt, garlic, spices and fresh lemon juice for the ultimate wood-fired chicken skewer.

Ingredients

  • 2 large chicken breasts, cut into small pieces
  • 3 large banana shallots, cut into small pieces
  • 1 large red pepper, cut into small pieces
  • For the marinade:
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 250ml natural yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon crushed chilli flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • Zest of one lemon
  • Lemon juice from half lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the garlic, yogurt, olive oil, paprika, garam masala, turmeric, cumin, red pepper flakes, cinnamon, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  2. Thread the chicken pieces onto metal skewers, folding if the pieces are long and thin, alternating occasionally with the shallots and red pepper pieces. Be sure not to cram the skewers. Place the kebabs on a baking sheet. Brush the marinade all over the meat, coating it well. Cover and refrigerate at least eight hours or overnight.
  3. Pre-heat your wood-fired oven to 200°C. Once the fire reduces to hot embers, spread them closer to the oven door and pile them together around the centre area and sit a cast iron or stainless-steel rack ready to barbecue your skewers.
  4. Barbecue the chicken skewers until golden brown and cooked through, turning the skewers every 2 minutes on each side, they take about 8-10 minutes. Transfer the skewers to a warm platter and serve.

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