Marinated Turmeric Chicken Kababs

Posted by Monique Rodriquez on

Summer is here... so light up the grill and let's get cooking!  I love the simplicity of these delicious chicken kababs that are ALWAYS a crowd pleaser.  The key to success here is marinating the chicken overnight.  If you don't have time, then marinate them for at least one hour. 

Ingredients - serves 4 - 6 

4 cloves of garlic, grated

1 preserved lemon, flesh removed and finely chopped

½ teaspoon ground cumin

¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

⅛ teaspoon ground allspice

¾ teaspoon ground turmeric

½ teaspoon ground paprika

1 tsp Old Salt Merchant's sriracha salt, habanero salt or any of our infused salts.  

3 tablespoons olive oil

2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 ½ pounds), cut into 1 inch pieces

1 small red onion, cut into 1-inch chunks

3 zucchini, cut into 1-inch rounds

6 mushrooms 

10 wooden or metal skewers

How to:   

1. Combine the first 8 ingredients in a bowl. Add the chicken pieces and let marinate for at least one hour but overnight is better! 

2. While the chicken marinates, soak your wooden skewers in water (so they don’t burn on the grill).

3. To assemble, alternate pieces of chicken, zucchini, and onion on the skewers. Drizzle with a little more olive oil and sprinkle over some salt, then grill over medium-high heat until everything is lightly charred and the chicken is cooked through (about 10 minutes).  Finish will a healthy sprinkle of Old Salt Merchants sriracha salt or any of our delicious infused sea salts. 

For a vegetarian version, just eliminate the chicken and add extra mushrooms, zucchini, and cherry tomatoes.