Noo's Famous Spiced Green Chicken Skewers

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is a minimum effort maximum flavour recipe. Every summer we barbecue as much as we can (well I do live in England!) and I always have to make loads of these to throw on the barbie. Not only that, if I go to a friends barbie, I always get asked to bring some of my "green chicken thingies"--hence the name! They are so easy to do, but the flavours are great. I like to use little chicken fillets if I can, but strips of chicken breast are fine. You can of course just grill these off indoors, but it�s not quite the same without that char grill flavour you get from a barbecue. They are also great hot or cold tucked into some pita bread with some salad ! NB-don't forget to soak the skewers if they are wooden! Timings do not include marinating time. I just have to add that this is now a prize winning recipe..having been submitted for a competition here in Adelaide, I got invited along for a cook off with five others, and won a top of the range Weber Q barbecue and a stack of Weber goodies to go with it...along with plenty of rave reviews!! NOTE: I don't recommend using all ground coriander and no fresh really isn't the same at all.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut the chicken lengthwise into strips.
  2. Put the remaining ingredients into a food processor and whiz until smooth.
  3. In a bowl, coat the chicken in the marinade. Cover and chill for at least two hours.
  4. When you are ready to cook, thread the chicken, concertina style onto the skewers. Grill over hot coals, basting with any remaining marinade.
Most Helpful

Made for PRMR! Good BBQ recipe, I was alittle worried when looking at the ingredients but all turned out well. Great flavor and great texture. I would recommend to friends and family. Thanks for the recipe.

nochlo July 13, 2013

I can definitely see why these chicken skewers are called "famous" -- they are absolutely delicious. We loved the flavor and I couldn't wait until they were ready to grill. I actually marinated them overnight to get the maximum benefit of this wonderful marinade. So easy to make -- purchased chicken tenders and this made them very easy to place on the skewers. Made for PRMR, June, 2013.

DailyInspiration June 14, 2013

WOW!!! This chicken is amazing! I think this is one of the best recipes I've run across on this site. Well, maybe the Orange Flan tops it, but it's a close one! The flavors in this are amazing and it is so easy to make... This will definitely be one of our regular meals. The color was a very bright green, so a bit of a surprise - and just such a lovely treat! If I could give it TEN STARS, I would. Hubby kept saying "this is sooooo good!". Thanks, Noo - you've been a fantastic "adoptee" for this Fall PAC 2012.

Jostlori October 23, 2012