Chicken Shish Kebab or 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
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Chicken Shish Kebab | Seekh Kebab

Chicken Seekh Kebabs or Shish Kebabs are a popular appetizer with Indian meals.  These kebabs are skewered ground chicken seasoned with warm spices, grilled to perfection. 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: beef, minced meat, sheesh kabab, turkey
Servings: 8 skewers
Calories: 111kcal
Author: Spice Cravings


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Wet your palms with water, take the chicken mixture and roll it into an oblong or cylindrical shape by gently pressing it together. Thread a skewer through the spiced chicken mix. Place the skewers on a lined ungreased baking sheet.
  • 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.


  • 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:-)



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


Serving: 1skewer | Calories: 111kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 280mg | Potassium: 334mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 1620IU | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.6mg