Silken Chicken Kebabs

Silken Chicken Kebabs


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Silken chicken kebabs are a traditional Indian dish. The chicken is extra succulent after 24 hours of marinating in lemon juice and cream with spices.


Serves: 6 

  • 6 almonds
  • 6 green chillies, seeded and chopped
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 3cm piece fresh root ginger, peeled
  • handful chopped fresh coriander
  • salt to taste
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) double 45% cream
  • 1 kg skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets cut into cubes
  • 30g melted butter

Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:1day marinating  ›  Ready in:1day1hour 

  1. Place almonds in a small bowl and cover with water. Allow to soak for 15 to 20 minutes then drain.
  2. Place almonds, chillies, garlic, root ginger and coriander into the bowl of a food processor; blend until smooth. Season with salt, blend in lemon juice and cream.
  3. Transfer mixture to a large, non metallic bowl. Place chicken in bowl, and turn to coat. Cover, and marinate in refrigerator for 24 hours.
  4. Preheat barbecue for high heat and lightly oil the hotplate. Remove chicken from the marinade and thread onto skewers.
  5. Brush chicken with butter and arrange skewers on hot grill. Slowly barbecue, turning frequently until cooked through.

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Reviews (5)


Used different ingredients. This stuff is amazing...I've tried it several times with chicken, beef and prawn. It was good with all of them even though I had been hesitant about the prawn. I have also substituted yogourt for the cream and it was still quite good. - 29 Sep 2008


This is worth the time and effort that goes into making it. Very complex flavour and not as spicy hot as it may sound. Yum! - 29 Sep 2008

Inna N

Yummy! Very different flavour and very good. I did not try either of the sauces and it was wonderful by itself. Highly recommended! - 29 Sep 2008

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