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Chicken with Lemon, Cumin and Mint Kebabs

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Chicken kebabs are marinaded with lemon, cumin and mint for a refreshing summer dish with a Middle Eastern flavour.


The marinade of lemon, cumin and mint are a different choice but it gives the chicken kebabs a warm and light flavour. The cumin spices give the warm, the lemon and mint a refreshing taste.

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Chicken Choices

Although I used chicken breast cut into chunks for this recipe, you could happily use the lemon, cumin and mint marinade on chicken wings or drumsticks. If you are using a cut of chicken with a bone, score the chicken with a sharp knife before adding the marinade to help the flavours develop.

Cumin Benefits

Cumin is a spice with a warm, earthy and nutty flavour. It’s often used in curries and has a few health benefits.

  • Aids digestion and reduces the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome
  • Is a good source of iron
  • May help blood sugar control
  • Can aid inflamation

When you use cumin as a spice, it helps to increase your antioxidant intake, promotes digestion, provides iron, may improve blood sugar control and may reduce food-borne illnesses.

chicken kebabs

Other Chicken Recipes You May Enjoy

Chicken Fajita Salad

Chicken Shawarma

Gingered Chicken Dumplings

Chicken Lemon, Cumin & Mint Kebabs

A healthy chicken kebab recipe with a tasty marinade
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Course: chicken
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy chicken recipes, gluten free low carb recipes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Marinade: 1 hour
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 189kcal
Author: Angela Coleby


  • 2 chicken breasts skinless and no bone


  • 1 lemon zest & juice
  • 2 tablespoons mint, fresh chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Mint, fresh for garnish


  • Add the marinade ingredients in a bowl and mix.
  • Cut the chicken into chunks and place in the bowl.  Spoon the marinade over thoroughly.
  • Cover and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes (overnight gives great results)
  • Push the chicken chunks onto skewers.
  •  Preheat the grill/BBQ and place the chicken skewers until the grill/on the BBQ remaining marinade.
  •  Remove and scatter the mint garnish over the chicken.


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Serving: 1serving | Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.7g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 14g | Fiber: 0.4g
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This recipe was originally published in 2014. I’ve updated the photos but the recipe is unchanged.

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