Turmeric Chicken Skewers


I love savoury food on a stick – it reminds me of wonderful meals eaten from tiny food-stalls on my travels around Asia! At home I use steel skewers, which aren’t as authentic as the wooden ones street-sellers use, but the end product is just as delicious – and easier to prepare. If you do use wooden skewers I recommend you soak them as the chicken marinades.

Serves 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 mins minutes
Wheat Free, Gluten Free

Preheat Grill – high

You will need:

1 heaped teaspoon turmeric
¼ teaspoon chilli powder
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 garlic clove, peeled and mashed up
50ml natural yoghurt

1 large free-range chicken breast, skinned and cut into bite-sized pieces

2 metal skewers, at least 8 inches long


Turn your grill on full and heat a non-stick baking tray.

Make the marinade / dressing by mixing the turmeric, chilli powder, lemon juice, garlic and yoghurt in a large mixing bowl.

Coat the chicken in the marinade / dressing.

Put the chicken pieces onto the skewers and place on the non-stick baking tray (pour over remaining marinade) under the grill, discarding any excess marinade. Turn the skewers every 2 minutes or so, so that each exposed part of the chicken is properly cooked.

To Serve:

Serve immediately.

Jennifer’s Tip:

This recipe is equally delicious with fish (particularly salmon) or peeled king prawns.

Pair with:

Carb Sides: Algerian Rice; Bombay Potatoes;
Veg Sides: Sukuma Wiki; Roasted ratatouille; Balsamic Carrots