Middle Eastern Chicken Kebabs with Curicumin Power

We had these kebabs for dinner last night and they vanished. I actually made them since I was planning a recipe around them for a dinner and lunch box wrap with my #SundaySupper team for Sunday but  I had to literally grab 2 skewers for my wraps before they got demolished. I have made chicken kebabs before but not the middle eastern kind.  It was super easy  !! Chicken chunks marinated in a spice mix of cumin, garlic, pepper, cayenne pepper and a generous amount of curicumin. I love using curicumin !! It is such a powerful antioxidant and add so much flavor and color to food. If you don’t have it as kitchen staple, you must! I doused the spice mix in apple cider vinegar to give it a nice sharp taste but you can use lemon as well. Apple cider vinegar is a good meat tenderizer though.  I grilled some peppers and onions with it and after eating it we were in kebab heaven ! Serve with a salad and some rice for a great meal or eat it with some pita bread.  Stay tuned for my #Sundaysupper post where I will be stuffing these kebabs along with some other goodies into a healthy filling delish wrap ! 

 

Nutrition Wise :

Good lean protein and some amount of fiber from the veggies.  Super dose of curicumin power ! Curicumin has been touted for its high antioxidant power and is a powerful anti inflammatory and antiseptic. It has been found beneficial in the treatment of arthritis and pancreatic cancer. Also beneficial in prevention of Alzheimer’s.

 

Raw and ready for the grill ! 

 

Close up ! The onions were my favorite part !! 

 

 

Middle Eastern Chicken Kebabs with Curicumin Power

Serves 4
Dietary Diabetic, Gluten Free
Meal type Appetizer, Side Dish
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Serve Hot

Ingredients

  • 2lb boneless chicken (cubed )
  • 2 Onions (chopped into large chunks)
  • 1 Red Pepper (Chopped into chunks)
  • 1 Yellow pepper (Chopped into chunks)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon Fresh pepper (coarsely ground)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 heaped teaspoon Curicumin or turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon Crushed red peppers or dried red chilli
  • 2 tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar or lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 pieces garlic (crushed or paste)

Note

Use green peppers or other peppers if you wish ! Tomatoes, squash and eggplant grill very well too ! Use your oven as an indoor grill in the winter months !

Directions

Mix all dry spice ingredients and garlic with apple cider vinegar and olive oil. smear over chicken and marinade for a few hours in the refrigerator.
Arrange on skewers with peppers and onion and grill for 10 minutes or till done. Remember to turn skewers during cooking.

 

If you like kebabs you may want to check out my  “ Killer Chicken Tandoori Kebabs”  and my ” Hot & Sweet  Pineapple Shrimp Kebabs” !  

Comments

  1. Now I need to try curicumin…I have never had it before.

  2. a dish with delicious taste and healthy (especially to prevent any cancer) is my favorite :D
    and I’m same like you that love in onion part, for more colors, I also add all types of peppers such red, green, and yellow peppers :)

  3. Where do you find curicumin? I don’t think I’ve ever seen it anywhere (or maybe I just haven’t noticed it). You kebabs have me drooling!

    • Sunithi Selvaraj, RD says:

      Indian grocery stores will sell it cheap ! You may find it in international markets, health food stores and ethnic stores. Online is probably your best bet. I have so much ( the original stuff from India) I can mail you a pack if you want. It will last forever coz you only need a pinch :) Let me know if you want. Will be happy to mail you some.

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