Turkish Chicken Kebabs


Delve into the rich flavors of Turkish cuisine with these succulent Chicken Kebabs. This dish combines tender chunks of marinated chicken, grilled to perfection, offering a delightful blend of spices and herbs typical of Turkish culinary tradition. Each skewer is a celebration of taste and aroma, perfect for a summer barbecue or a cozy family dinner.

Turkish Chicken Kebabs

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes (plus marinating time)
  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes (excluding marinating time)

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4
  • Serving Size: 2 skewers per person

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 260 kcal
  • Protein: 35g
  • Carbohydrates: 3g
  • Fat: 12g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Sodium: 480mg


  • Chicken breast, cubed: 600g (1.32 pounds or 21 ounces)
  • Yogurt: 120ml (½ cup)
  • Olive oil: 30ml (2 tablespoons)
  • Garlic cloves, minced: 3 (about 15g)
  • Paprika: 5g (1 teaspoon)
  • Cumin: 5g (1 teaspoon)
  • Coriander: 5g (1 teaspoon)
  • Lemon juice: 30ml (2 tablespoons)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Wooden or metal skewers

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Marinate Chicken: Mix yogurt, olive oil, garlic, paprika, cumin, coriander, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Add chicken cubes and marinate for at least 2 hours.
  2. Skewer Chicken: Thread the marinated chicken onto skewers.
  3. Grill: Grill the skewers on a preheated grill, turning occasionally, until the chicken is cooked through.
  4. Serve: Serve hot, garnished with fresh lemon slices and herbs.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Marinating Time: For best results, marinate the chicken overnight.
  • Avoid Overcooking: Grill the chicken just until it's cooked to keep it juicy.
  • Serving Suggestion: Serve with flatbread, fresh salads, or grilled vegetables.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I bake these in the oven? 

Yes, bake at 200°C (400°F) until cooked through.

How to store leftovers? 

Keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Can I use different spices? 

Absolutely! Feel free to adjust the spices according to your taste.