Spicy Chicken Kebabs with Lemon Potatoes

Spicy Chicken Kebabs with Lemon Potatoes

Here in Texas, the warm weather is just starting to give way to cooler temps, so we’re finding ourselves being able to enjoy the outdoors more often! This means plenty of card playing on the porch, watching our pup race around the yard, and getting our last uses out of the grill before it gets brisk.

Bell Peppers and Cilantro

Grilled kebabs are one of my favorite weeknight meals and are a good way to use up whatever’s in the fridge! Recently, I had plenty of peppers, tomatoes, and fresh herbs on hand, so I decided to combine them with a spicy marinated chicken. Delish!

Spicy Chicken Kebabs Recipe

Mmm, scrumptious sizzlin’ kebabs! Layered together and cooked at high heat, all the ingredients become incredibly tender and flavorful. I love to serve them with crisp lemon potatoes, a big pile of rice, or a fresh leafy salad.

Yogurt Sauce

I also served the kebabs and potatoes with plain yogurt mixed with fresh cilantro. It made for a light, refreshing accompaniment to an already delicious meal!

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Spicy Chicken Kebabs with Lemon Potatoes

Yield: Serves 4


Spicy Chicken Kebabs

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 1/2 tablespoons chili paste (such as Sambal Oelek)

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into chunks

1 yellow bell pepper, cut into chunks

12 cherry tomatoes

Cooking spray

Fresh cilantro, finely chopped

1/4 cup plain yogurt

Lemon Potatoes

4 medium potatoes, washed and cut into chunks

1/4 cup olive oil

1 lemon, zest and juice

3 cloves garlic, crushed

Salt and freshly ground black pepper


Spicy Chicken Kebabs

Combine first 6 ingredients in a medium bowl. Add chicken and toss to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or up to 1 day.

Immerse 12 long wooden skewers in water; soak 30 minutes. Drain and pat dry.

Meanwhile, remove chicken from marinade (discard marinade) and thread onto skewers along with bell pepper chunks and cherry tomatoes.

Preheat gas grill or grill pan to medium-high heat. Coat with cooking spray. Place skewers on grill and grill 4 minutes on each side, or until chicken is no longer pink.

In a small bowl, combine fresh cilantro and yogurt. Serve as a dipping sauce with kebabs.

Lemon Potatoes

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

In a medium bowl, mix together the oil, lemon zest and juice, and minced garlic. Add potato chunks and toss to coat evenly.

Spread the potatoes in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper. Bake for 30 minutes, tossing occasionally, or until the potatoes are tender and crisp.



8 Responses to “Spicy Chicken Kebabs with Lemon Potatoes”

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    london bakes — October 24, 2012 @ 8:39 am

    This really does sound delicious, love the idea of that spicy marinade! (And I can’t tell you how much I wish I was in Texas right now, the weather in England is so miserable!)

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    Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings — October 24, 2012 @ 12:40 pm

    Looks beuatiful- love all the colors!

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    Karly — October 24, 2012 @ 2:09 pm

    This makes me so sad for grilling season to end. We’re enjoying what I think will be our last warm days. It’ll be down in the 40s before long, and let’s not even talk about how low it will go after that. I hate winter!

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — October 24, 2012 @ 8:22 pm

    That marinade sounds fantastic! What a tasty meal!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — October 24, 2012 @ 10:41 pm

    I love seeing a grilled recipe in fall! It’s a bit hot out here in LA too so I can totally make this over the weekend! And that simple yogurt-cilantro dip seems like the perfect accompaniment!

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    SkinnyMommy — October 25, 2012 @ 3:11 am

    I think we are supposed to have one more surprise warm day here in Wisconsins so grilling sounds devine! I love the spicy kebabs mixed with the cooling yogurt :)

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — October 25, 2012 @ 6:45 am

    These kebabs look incredible! Love the lemon potatoes!

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    Yasmeen — November 1, 2012 @ 11:46 am

    Yum, I love the Middle Eastern-esque flavors here. They look perfect for our upcoming summer weather here :)

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