Chicken Seekh Kebab

Chicken Seekh Kebab by Spice Cravings. Chicken Seekh Kebab is must have appetizer with Indian meals.  These kebabs are skewered minced chicken seasoned with warm spices, grilled to perfection. #food #foodie #foodblogger #delicious #recipe #instantpot #recipes #easyrecipe #cuisine #30minutemeal #instagood #foodphotography #tasty #indian

Chicken Seekh Kebab is must have appetizer with Indian meals.  These kebabs are skewered minced chicken seasoned with warm spices, grilled to perfection.   I usually serve them with a green cilantro chutney.  Seekh (meaning skewer) kebabs are an extremely popular finger food in India.

Dip it in a yogurt-cilantro chutney as appetizers, or roll it in a pita or lavaash for a hearty chicken kebab wrap.  This crowd pleaser is ready in under 30 minutes!

My secret mommy hack:  In my quick and easy take on this classic, I add shredded carrots.  They keep the kebab moist and add a hint of sweetness to balance the heat of the garam masala.    And this is a great way to sneak in some vegetables for the kids.

Make it a Meal

You can also make these chicken seekh kebabs a meal by serving them with saffron rice and cucumber raita (yoghurt).   The yoghurt adds a cooling balance to the warm Indian spices in the kebabs, and the aromatic basmati rice complete the meal.

Saffron Rice Pilaf or pulao by Spice Cravings. Aromatic and nutty basmati rice cooked in a Saffron infused broth. This easy and popular side compliments so many dishes from around the world. #cooking #food #recipe #recipes #foodphotography #foodblogger #yummy #delicious #foodie
Saffron Rice Pilaf

Cucumber Yoghurt Dip / Cucumber Raita, by Spice Cravings. Cucumber Raita is a yoghurt dip made by mixing together freshly chopped cucumber, cilantro, yogurt, salt, an Indian spice blend called Chaat Masala. #food #foodie #foodblogger #delicious #recipe #instantpot #recipes #easyrecipe #cuisine #30minutemeal #instagood #foodphotography #tasty
Cucumber Raita

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Chicken Seekh Kebab by Spice Cravings. Chicken Seekh Kebab is must have appetizer with Indian meals.  These kebabs are skewered minced chicken seasoned with warm spices, grilled to perfection. #food #foodie #foodblogger #delicious #recipe #instantpot #recipes #easyrecipe #cuisine #30minutemeal #instagood #foodphotography #tasty #indian
Chicken Seekh Kebab
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 8 skewers
Calories: 111 kcal
Author: Spice Cravings
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. ground chicken
  • 1 medium shallot finely chopped
  • 1 medium carrot finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 serrano chili de-seeded for mild heat
  • 1 tbsp. ginger garlic paste or 3 cloves of garlic + 1/2 inch ginger
  • 1 tbsp. garam masala
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp. plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. ghee or butter (melted)
  • 8-10 bamboo skewers
Instructions
  1. Mix all the ingredients, except butter, together in a bowl. Add melted butter/ghee and mix well. Divide the mixture evenly into 8 or 10 portions.
  2. Wet your palms with water, take the meat mixture and roll it into an oblong shape by gently pressing it together. Thread the meat mix into the skewers. Place the skewers on a lined ungreased baking sheet.
  3. Turn on the oven on "Hi Broil" mode and place the baking sheet on the top rack. Broil the kebabs 4 minutes on the first side, flip them, cook another 4 minutes till they are golden brown. Rest for 5 minutes before serving. Serve with the Cilantro-chili chutney as an appetizer or pair with a green salad for a low-carb meal.
Note:
  1. Pre-soak the bamboo skewers for 10 minutes, at least 30 minutes prior to broiling or grilling time. If you forget to do so, which I do most of the time, just wrap the exposed ends with some aluminum foil and no one will know:-)

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Recipe Notes

Note: The nutrition facts below are my estimates.  If you are following any diet plan, I recommend cross-checking with your preferred nutrition calculator.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Seekh Kebab
Amount Per Serving (1 skewer)
Calories 111 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 280mg 12%
Potassium 334mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 32.4%
Vitamin C 1.1%
Calcium 0.9%
Iron 3.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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