Monday, July 9, 2012

Easy Chicken Kebab

Literally. Many much more and aplenty dishes can be created with chicken? Of course. Stop doubting me neither you should doubt yourself. Its a fact. Any which chicken part for any which chicken dish you want (Indian Chicken Curry, Chinese Black Vinegar Chicken, Curry Chicken Noodles & Chicken Wanton Soup). You name it, we can by far have it. However,  it all depends on you. Whether you are dependent on the same dishes over and over again, or you are willing to give a go to something new or different (Salted Egg Chicken, Grilled Chicken Wings, Butter Chicken, Chicken Vegetable Soup & Sweet Chilli Chicken)? Which cooking direction I am taking you to right now? Chicken, easy and grilling. Easy, as you know is me. Even as a person I am easy going and when its my cooking, do I have to speak any further (Baked Cornflakes Chicken, Braised Chicken Feet, Curried Roast Chicken, Spicy Fried Wings & Chicken Varuval). Grilling? Not open grilling, rather in the over the stove portable grill. Moreover, I don't think you will struggle in getting the ingredients. If you can't get lemongrass, perhaps return back to the conventional metal skewers or those wood skewers will do. And finally, what should I say? Pair this Easy Chicken Kebab alongside, I have given you the option to Spicy Mashed Potatoes. Otherwise, its really up to you. 

For The Kebab
300g minced chicken
4 stalks of lemongrass - lightly bruise the top part
1 tsp ginger paste
1 tsp garlic paste
2-3 tbsp barbecue sauce (optional, only if you want to, otherwise omit or use any other sauce as per your liking) 
1-2 tbsp oil
Crushed black pepper and salt for taste

For The Spicy Mashed Potatoes
2 medium size potatoes - simmer till tender, remove skin and mash
2 small shallots - chopped
1 red chili - chopped
1 sprig coriander leaves - chopped
Salt for taste

For The Kebab
Combine minced chicken with ginger, garlic, pepper and salt.
Mix and separate into 4 portions.
Moisten your hands and grab one portion of the minced chicken.
Gently pat it and roll over the a stalk of lemongrass.
Do the same to the other portions. 
Heat oil on a portable grill and when heated, grill kebab all over to cook evenly.
Pour barbecue sauce on top of it. 
Roll the kebab pieces to coat with the sauce before removing from grill.
For The Spicy Mashed Potatoes
Add all ingredients into a mixing bowl and stir together.
Serve kebabs with salad leaves and mashed potatoes. 


  1. Wow, this is such a stunning presentation...and we love kebabs! Yummy. (looks top 9 worthy!!!)

  2. wow it looks great ..
    so I do not need to go bumbu bali anymore....

  3. looks great! You really take alot of effort in your cooking! Kudos!

  4. Last time when I made seekh kebabs, I thought to add lemon grass and use lemon grass as skewers but then dreaded if they do not come out well. Yours look really look good and I would try making four of them,good for our family.

  5. The spicy mashed potato is in my do list. Awesome kebab too.

  6. When I was a kid, I love eating kebab on sugar cane. Hardly find it on the menu nowadays. =)

  7. Lemongrass add lots of character into meats!

  8. Your pictures are stunning my friend just as much as your recipe :D
    My brother would adore this thank you!

    Choc Chip Uru

  9. hi nava, your lemon grass chicken kebab looks cool and pretty.. like the pics you captured here... i think lemon grass is the most appetizing and aromatic flavor in a kebab.. bookmarked with thanks. have a nice day

  10. ehhhh very good idea. Usually we would chop the lemon grass but using your way it would be more fragrant

  11. This looks amazing! I love the kebabs and I bet the mashed potato is brilliant.

  12. I absolutely love this. I will certainly try making it. So pretty too!

  13. Wow! That looks incredible! What a fabulous idea of using lemon grass! :)

  14. Oh, these kebabs look amazing!!!

  15. This is lovely....even I can smell


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