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Grilled green chicken kabab in a white plate sprinkled with red chilis.
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Green Chicken Kabab Recipe

Green Chicken Kabab (kebabs/kebobs/skewers) is a delicious recipe with marinated chicken in an easy healthy vibrant spicy herbed parsley green sauce and grilled on a skewer to perfection.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Marinate Time30 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Mains
Cuisine: Indian, Mediterranean, Thai
Keyword: Cardiac Friendly, Chicken and Poultry, Diabetic Friendly, Gluten Free, grilling, kababs, kabobs, kebobs, Low Carb, skewers, Summer Time Favorites
Servings: 4
Calories: 341kcal
Author: Healthy World Cuisine

Equipment

  • skewers

Ingredients

  • 1.5 pounds chicken breasts boneless, skinless cut into cubes (or have fun and try veggies, fish, beef, mushrooms, etc)
  • bamboo skewers pre-soaked in water for about 1/2 hour to prevent burning
  • 1/2 cup onion chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger or 1 inch piece (peeled and chopped in small enough pieces to be handled by the blender)
  • 1/2 chili peppers
    to taste (optional- I used 1/2 small medium jalapeño chili peppers)
  • 1 cup parsley
    1 large bunch (or cilantro)
  • 1/3 cup mint fresh
  • 1/3 cup dill fresh
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 4 cloves garlic
    peeled
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • salt and pepper
    to taste
  • 1/4 cup olive oil (or just enough oil to get the food processor to move and blend the ingredients, you can also use water or coconut milk instead)
  • 2 tbsp water or as needed to get the items moving in the blender.

Instructions

  • Make the marinade: Put onion, ginger, chilli peppers, parsley, mint, dill, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, salt and pepper and olive oil in the blender and puree until you have a lovely neon green sauce. Set Aside. (You may need to add a couple of tablespoons of water to get your blender moving) Please note use blender or blender setting as if you use the food processor it will not incorporate the solids into the liquids and will just chop the spices and herbs in the oil. The blender will combine the solids and liquids and form a beautiful green sauce.
  • Cut up chicken into bite size pieces that will cook evenly on the skewers. (Or have fun and try fish, beef, veggies or whatever your little heart desires) Pour the marinade over your chicken pieces, mix well and put in a plastic ziplock baggie to marinade overnight, or at least 30 minutes to an hour in the refrigerator.
  • Place bamboo skewers in water for at least 1/2 hour to prevent burning of skewers. If you have some of those cool fancy metal skewers then you can skip this step.
  • Preheat your BBQ grill/gas grill to medium/low heat - about 400 degrees F (or 206 degrees C) Grease your grill with oil before you preheat your grill. (To prevent sticking, If you have marinated your chicken overnight or for a longer period of time, add just a little drizzle of olive oil in with the chicken in the marinade and give it a good stir BEFORE putting it on the skewers. )
  • Place the chicken cubes on the bamboo skewers.
  • Grill the Green Chicken Kababs on medium heat for about 3-5 minutes on each side or until the juices of the chicken run clear or the meat thermometer reads 165 degrees F or 73 Degrees C.
  • Garnish Green Chicken Kababs with vibrant red chilli peppers and serve with a deluxe salad or a side of rice.

Video

Notes

This marinade would also be great on fish, steak, pork tenderloin, mushrooms, veggies, or anything your little heart desired. Maybe even drizzled over some grilled haloumi cheese.
However, there is one very important criterion to note. The majority of your herbs should be either parsley or cilantro as the core ingredient and other herbs can be used as an accent herb. The reason being is that parsley and cilantro are very mild tasting herbs whilst other herbs like oregano, basil, mint, dill, etc. are very strong in flavor. For example, we used one cup of parsley and used only ¼ cup of fresh mint and ¼ cup of fresh dill to accent the recipe.
Expert tips on Making Magic Green Marinade
  • Use the leaves of the fresh herbs and not so many of the stems.
  • Use a blender if you want to have the bright green beautiful sauce.
  • Chop up the onions and ginger into small chunks that can be easily processed by your blender (smoothie maker)
  • Use the frozen drink smoothie function on your device or blender
  • Food processors will only chop finely but will not incorporate the wet and dry ingredients. (In our recipe video below, we have demonstrated how a food processor only finely chops the herbs in the oil. However, the blender incorporates the oil into the fresh herbs to make a green beautiful sauce.)
  • Is it the end of the world if you only have a food processor? Absolutely not! The fresh green herbs will just be finely chopped in the oil, but it still gives the chicken a fantastic flavor. It just will not be “Hulk-Green”.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 212mg | Potassium: 813mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1793IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 2mg