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.
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 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.
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Chicken Lemon, Cumin & Mint Kebabs
- 2 chicken breasts skinless and no bone
- 1 lemon zest & juice
- 2 tablespoons mint, fresh chopped
- 2 garlic cloves chopped
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ 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.
The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator.
This recipe was originally published in 2014. I’ve updated the photos but the recipe is unchanged.