Main, Meal Idea, Meat

Yoghurt Chicken Kebabs


Lazy Sunday BBQ Kebabs on the deck

Recipe by Fee Elliott


Prep time


Cooking time



3hrs +

These went down really well. Once you’ve marinated the chicken the rest of the dinner can be ready really quickly. It is worth marinating over night. The flavours just intensify.


  • Marinade
  • 1 cup plain yoghurt (I used coconut)

  • 4 cm fresh ginger root

  • 1 tsp turmeric powder

  • 4 crushed garlic

  • 1 tsp ground cumin

  • 1 tsp ground coriander

  • pinch ground nutmeg

  • 2 tsp fish sauce

  • 2 lime leaves (Remove midrib & cut thinly with scissors)

  • Rind of 1 lemon

  • Season with S+P

  • Meat
  • 12-14 skewers

  • 1.4kg Chicken thighs


  • Mix all yogurt marinade together in a large bowl.
  • Cut visible fat off chicken thighs, then cut into length way pieces.
  • Add chicken to marinade, Mix thoroughly, cover and put in the fridge over night or at least a few hours.
  • Threading the Chicken once marinated
  • Put the sticks into water for 20 minutes or so. This stops them burning.
  • Grab marinated chicken and start threading 2-3 pieces of chicken onto each stick. You thread the meat on so the it stays on the stick. Place onto a server, covered until ready for the BBQ.
  • Make sure the BBQ is clean and on a low heat. Cook for about 25minutes turning when required. The low heat stops them from burning quickly. It takes a little longer but is worth the effort.


  • I served these with yellow rice (just added curry power into water as rice was cooking) and chopped cucumber. So simple but ooh so mouth watering.

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