Chicken Kebab (Chicken Kabab) Recipe
Juicy chicken kebab – marinated with olive oil, lemon juice, cumin and paprika, this chicken kebab is the BEST
1 skinless and boneless chicken breast (about 12 oz.)
1/2 green bell pepper (cut into big cubes)
1/2 yellow bell pepper (cut into big cubes)
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 – 1 teaspoon paprika (if you like spicy, use 1 teaspoon)
1/2 teaspoon chili flakes
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin seeds
1/4 of one small onion
2 cloves garlic
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley leaves (or dried parsley)
2 tablespoons olive oil (for brushing)
Thread four pieces of chicken meat with two pieces each of green bell pepper and yellow pepper (see the picture above for the order) onto a metal skewer or bamboo skewer. Repeat the same and make four skewers. Set aside.
Fire up your outdoor grill (or indoor grill) and grill the chicken kebab until cooked. While grilling, brush the chicken and bell peppers with olive oil. Serve hot.
I am not sure about you, but I absolutely love chicken kebab (kabab). (Previously, I was hooked on chicken kabab koobideh.) Whoever invented the idea of marinated meat threaded onto skewers and then grill over fire was a culinary genius–one of the most brilliant and delicious food ideas ever invented. I can’t imagine a world where I can’t savor grilled skewered of meat that is bursting with flavors; I simply adore grilled meat, especially kebab.
Kebab is traditionally made with lamb, but I opted for chicken kebab because I don’t eat lamb. Chicken kebab is actually quite easy to make and the marinate process takes just an hour or less if you want. Ground cumin is the secret spice used in my chicken kebab recipe and it imparts an exotic aroma plus unique flavors to the meat. The bell peppers give both color and help refresh your palate after each bite of the chicken kebab.
With summer just around the corner, this chicken kebab (kabab) recipe might come in handy when you plan for your BBQ parties this year. Without a doubt, they are exceptionally tasteful.