Chicken Kebabs with Tandoori Spices

Had a real nice time on Sunday , however enough with the spring rain. Feeling tired , penned up and FAT!
Tread mill is still broken , so plan to start walking and a diet  on Monday.
Been looking for some "diet" menu ideas . This will be on the menu Monday.

Tender pieces of chicken marinated in yogurt and Indian spices make a delicious easy weeknight meal. Dress a simple salad of sliced cucumbers and red onion with oil and vinegar, and serve the kebabs with steamed basmati rice and naan or another flatbread warmed briefly on the grill.

Chicken Kebabs with Tandoori Spices


  • 3/4 cup  plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 Tbs. paprika
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into 1 1/2-inch (4-cm) pieces
  • Vegetable oil for the grill

1. In a bowl large enough to hold the chicken, mix the yogurt with the lemon juice, garlic, paprika, cumin, coriander, ginger, salt and cayenne. Add the chicken and stir to coat. Cover and chill for 30 minutes.

2. Preheat a medium-hot fire in a grill and oil the grill rack. Divide the chicken pieces equally among 4 or 5 flat metal skewers. Grill, turning once, until cooked through, about 9 minutes total. Push chicken from skewers onto plates and serve immediately.