Chicken Kofta Kebab recipe

If your familiar with Kofta you'll know it's a Middle Eastern specialty typically made of lamb.

If your not overly fond of lamb then use the chicken in this recipe to make the kebabs.

I've also taken some of the "old" and blended them with "new" ingredients you wouldn't normally find in Kofta.

chicken kofta kebabs

And for an added bonus I've also developed a simple creamy Garlic Cucumber sauce that is absolutely fantastic with this recipe for dipping but also goes great with many other summer BBQ dishes as well.

› Chicken Kofta Kebabs

Serves: 4 - 6 (makes 10 - 12 skewers)

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Direct Heat: 525F - 550F

What you'll need:

  • 2lbs ground chicken
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/3 cup bread crumbs
  • 4 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Optional: creamy Garlic Cucumber sauce
  • 12 bamboo skewers soaked at least an hour

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making chicken kofta

Step 1:
In a large bowl combine all of the chicken kofta kebab recipe ingredients and mix well.

making kofta skewers

Step 2:
Place 1/3 cup of the mixture in the palm of your hand and roll between your two hands to make a cylinder or tube shape about 4" long and about 1" in diameter.

Insert one of the pre-soaked skewers up the center of the chicken kofta meat just until it begins to poke out the other end.

chicken kofta skewers for the grill

Tip: You may also want to wrap the skewers in foil to help prevent burning.

grilling kofta kabobs

Step 3:
Clean and oil the grates and preheat the grill to 525F - 550F.

When the grill reaches this temperature range place the kofta kebabs on the grill and close the lid.

grilled kofta kebabs

Every 5 minutes rotate each kebab so all sides cook.

After 10 - 12 minutes they'll be cooked (internal temperature 165F) and can be removed from the grill.

Serve with this the creamy Garlic Cucumber sauce and some pita, naan bread, tortilla shells or buns.

Also consider chopped tomato, onion, cucumber or other toppings.


chicken kabobs with garlic sauce

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