Indian-Spiced Chicken Skewers for a Feel Good Meal

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Indian-Spiced Chicken Skewers for a Feel Good Meal

This lean and intriguing recipe will give you a sense of strength and stamina and it’s very easy to prepare. After marinating, the chicken cooks in minutes.

To avoid buying a lot of spice jars, you can purchase small amounts in some stores’ bulk foods section.


3/4 tsp. cumin seeds

3/4 tsp. coriander seeds

2 small (5.3 oz.) containers of Greek yogurt

4 garlic cloves, chopped

1.5 in. piece of fresh ginger, chopped

3 tbsp. canola oil

2 tbsp. lime juice

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

3/4 tsp. ground turmeric

1/2 tsp. garam masala

1/2 tsp. black pepper

1/4 tsp. cayenne

1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

3 lb. chicken breasts, cut into cubes


Warm a small pan over high heat. Add the cumin and coriander seeds. Shake the pan almost constantly, until the seeds slightly darken and become fragrant, about one minute.

In a small blender or food processor, combine all the ingredients, except the cilantro and chicken, and pulse until well combined. Place the pureed mixture, chicken and cilantro in a large Ziploc bag. Seal it and mix the ingredients around. Marinate the chicken in the refrigerator for 1-2 days (or at least 4 hours).

To cook, bring the chicken to room temperature and then skewer it (soak the skewers for 30 minutes if using wooden ones). Lightly grease a broiler pan and heat up the broiler.

Broil the chicken on the second highest rack for 4-5 minutes. Flip the skewers and cook for 4-5 minutes more.

Serves 4-6.

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