Killer Chicken Kebabs and Tips from the Pros

 

Over the last couple of months, I have perfected the art of making kebabs mainly because this is one dish my family will not say NO to even if I serve leftovers for 3 days.  Ever eaten at a Middle Eastern restaurant and wondered just how their kebabs are super moist and tender?  They have a couple of tricks up their sleeve which I have mastered and am about to share with you so you can make kebabs like a pro. Am also sharing with you My sizzling HOT Chicken Kebab recipe.

 

There are a couple of ‘must have ingredients’ that make kebabs tender and melt in mouth delicious.

Meat tenderiser : Very important- cuts cooking time in half and guarantees tender kebabs. I use a home-made meat tenderiser using green papaya , ginger and lemon . That is my magic ingredient : for recipe click here . Other meat tenderisers will have a similar effect so DO use them.

Vinegar/ lemon : More insurance to getting great tender juicy kebabs. They also add a nice zesty flavor and improve shelf life. You can keep cooked chicken out longer when you go for an out-door barbecue.

Spice Blend : Adds that special touch to any kebab. You must have a good spice mix to marinade the kebabs in. Two that I recommend are 1) McCormick Grill Mates Steak seasoning – for steaks, but make a great mix for chicken or lamb kebabs. With flakes of garlic and paprika it gives a great peppery flavor that is heavenly!  2) Tandoori Masala ( available at Indian / Asian stores) This mix with a little lemon gives you the rich spicy taste that you get at Tandoor Nights .

Flour Mix : A tbsp of flour and bread crumbs help to keep the inside of the kebab moist and juicy. This is especially for the kind that you grill indoors or deep fry.

Eggs : Adding an egg helps the mixture to bind all the ingredients together.

With all these magic ingredients , You cant help but make Killer Kebabs !!

 

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To read my post on  just why I am a BIG FAN of Meat Tenderisers : click here.  My first blog post 🙂  !

About Sunithi Selvaraj, RD

Registered Dietitian with a sweet tooth and a passion for eating healthy ( quite a combo) Nutrition Geek, Healthy Nut.........

Comments

  1. VASasantha Edward says:

    Yummy! Do send me some spice rub, do! And the table spoonful of flour will certainly do the trick!

  2. Sounds great! I would never have been able to figure out how how they make their chicken so tasty, thank you for sharing!

  3. WOO ! Great tips ! Hmm…flour mixture and meat tenderizer are ones am going to use for sure ! Green papaya .. did not know that ! How does ripe papaya rate in terms of papain I wonder ? thanks for sharing !!

    • Hi there, sorry for my late response ! Love ripe papaya & eat it as a fruit but unfortunately not too great as a tenderizer. As fruit ripens .. papain quality and qty diminshes ! Go for green to get the most papain !

  4. love that pic ! If that's how yr kebabs look … am coming over next time you make some Sue 🙂

  5. I know some people who would love this recipe! Thanks for sharing.

  6. mmm sounds yummy! thats defiantly for tea one day this week!

  7. thanks for these wonderful tips!

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