Chicken kebabs

Chicken is marinated in mint, ginger and tamarind to make these spicy skewers.

  • Preparation Time10 mins
  • Cooking Time8 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyEasy
60g finely chopped mint leaves
35g chopped ginger
2 tbsp tamarind water
10g brown sugar
1 tbsp garam masala
4 tbsp grapeseed oil, plus 2 tbsp
2 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless, cut into 3cm cubes
Special Equipment: 4 metal or bamboo skewers
1) Preheat the oven to 190C/Gas 5.

2) In a large bowl, mix together the mint, ginger, tamarind water, sugar, garam masala and 4 tbsp of oil. Add the chicken and mix it well. Cover and allow to marinate in the fridge for 30 minutes to 2 hours.

3) Thread the chicken onto the 4 skewers. Add the remaining oil to a pan on a medium to high heat. Sear the chicken kebabs, turning frequently and basting with the remaining marinade for about 1 to 2 minutes per side, until the chicken is browned.

4) Finish cooking the chicken in the oven for 5 to 10 minutes. Cut a piece of chicken open with a small knife to test for doneness.

Cook's Note: If using bamboo skewers, cover with water and soak overnight.

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