Prep 20 mins
Cook 12 mins
This is a recipe that I developed from a mixture of recipes, adapting to our tastes. I hope you enjoy it :) Time to make doesn't include time to marinate. Cooking time is an estimate, depending on how hot your grill is and how big your chicken cubes are. :)
- 3 large boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- 1 tablespoon pressed garlic
- 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 2 1⁄2 tablespoons cayenne pepper
- 1⁄3 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄3 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- melted butter or olive oil, for brushing
- lime, for serving
- Clean your chicken, and cut it into cubes for threading on skewers.
- Take a fork and prick the chicken many times.
- Put lemon juice in bowl with chicken, stir well, and set it aside.
- In a large bowl, mix yogurt, garlic, ginger, cumin, turmeric, cayenne, salt and pepper.
- Place the chicken in the bowl with the marinade, and marinate for at least 2 hours, preferably 4-6 hours.
- Thread chicken onto skewers.
- Heat your grill with a nice flame and place chicken skewers on the grill.
- Brush with butter or olive oil, and grill approximately 6 minutes on each side, or until done, having nice grill/char markiings.
- Once you have grilled one side for 6 minutes, turn them over and brush with butter or olive oil, and grill 6 more minutes or until done.
- Serve with lime wedges on the side for squirting on chicken pieces; YUM!
I loved this recipe! What great flavor. I did not have yogurt so I used some sour cream and it didn't seem to affect thet taste at all. I will definitely make this one again. Thanks for posting.
Way too hot!! My wife rinsed the sauce off of hers prior to grilling, and they were still pretty spicy. I would agree with everyone who recommends cutting the pepper down, I would go down to 1 tablespoon. Nice mix of flavors, though, besides the heat.
I wish I could give this recipe 6 stars! It was so good. I took it to a potluck and everyone else seemed to like it too. The only thing is that I read the recipe wrong and thought it wasx 2.5 teaspoons of cayenne. Since people were talking about decreasing the pepper, I decreased it to 1.5 teaspoons! It really could have used more spice. Next time I will probably try putting in just over a tablespoon and see how that goes.