Summer and school holidays are upon us, and whether home or away, it’s a great time for catching up with family and friends over a barbeque. It’s quick, easy and social. These tender, colourful marinated chicken kebabs are full of flavour and delicious served with rice or flatbread and salad.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 7 or 25 minutes depending method
- 4 chicken breast, boneless and skinless, cut into 3 cm pieces
- 1 zucchini, sliced
- 1 onion, cut into chunks
- 1 red capsicum, cut into chunks
- 1 green capsicum, cut into chunks
- 1 yellow capsicum, cut into chunks
- 1 punnet of cherry tomatoes
- 8 wooden skewers
- 1/2 cup plain low-fat yoghurt
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- Juice and zest of 1 lemon
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp sumac
- 2 tsp dried herb mix (oregano, mint)
- 1/2 tsp salt and black pepper, each
- Soak wooden skewers in water for at least 1 hour.
- In a large bowl, combine the marinade spices with chicken, until well coated. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2-4 hours or overnight.
- Thread chicken, zucchini, onion, red, green and yellow capsicum, and cherry tomatoes onto the skewers.
- Cook kebabs on a grill or stove for 5-7 minutes on each side. Alternatively, pre-heat an oven to 180’C. Place the chicken skewers onto an oven tray lined with baking paper. Cook for 20-25 minutes. Turn the kebabs over halfway through.
Serve chicken kebabs with couscous, rice or bread and tzatziki.
Find our homemade tzatziki recipe in the Beef Burgers with Tzatziki recipe.
Looking for more easy ways to get your kids to enjoy fruit and veg? Get them involved!
- Let them help you prepare the food and taste along the way.
- Grow your own – if you don’t have much space, start with herbs you can grow on your kitchen window. Your children can help water and harvest when needed.
- Get creative! Cut them into different shapes, make a face, let them play with their food.
What other veggies do you like to add to your chicken kebabs?
This recipe was developed by our paediatric dietitian, Delfa Kaabi. Delfa understands the challenges of feeding young children and the need for easy to implement practical recommendations. Delfa loves nothing more than seeing children thrive to their fullest growth and developmental potential.
Disclaimer: The information here is provided on a general basis. You’re encouraged to consult with your General Practitioner (GP), Paediatrician (child doctor) or an Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) if you have any concerns with your childs feeding or nutritional needs.