Saturday, 2 February 2013

Easy Chicken Kebabs


This is a simple and quick recipe suitable for anyone on the 5:2 diet - basically a carb-free supper of 257 calories. Taken from February's Good Food where they served it with a butternut squash dip which sounds delicious too but I didn't have any in.

Marinate some chicken cubes in the usual spices - turmeric, cumin, coriander, and paprika, with a little ground cinnamon, crushed garlic, grated ginger, and a chopped red chilli for good measure, along with a lug of olive oil. Leave to marinade for about an hour.

During this time,you can make the dip, or, if you prefer, throw some salad leaves on a plate and relax with a glass of wine - this may mean you reach your calorie limit for the day though.

Thread the chicken pieces onto skewers and grill for about 12-15 mins, turning often, until cooked. Serve with a squeeze of lemon juice, some chilli dipping sauce, the salad, and the rest of the wine, bearing in mind tomorrow is another day...