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Spiced chicken skewers with chickpea salad recipe

Spiced chicken skewers with chickpea salad recipe

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Need a simple, healthy dinner that's great for the whole family? Get these spicy chicken skewers grilled for a winner dinner. Served alongside a fresh, vibrant chickpea salad, a yogurt dressing and wholemeal pittas, there'll be no complaints once this is on the table. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 20 mins to prepare and 10 mins to cook
  • 536 calories / serving
  • Freezable
  • Healthy


  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 300g low-fat natural yogurt
  • 400g pack chicken mini fillets, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ small onion, finely chopped
  • 350g carrots, peeled and coarsely grated
  • 400g tin chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 10g fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 100g spinach, chopped
  • 6-pack wholemeal pittas, toasted
If you don't have chickpeas, you can use any tinned bean in water

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    13g 18%
  • Saturates

    3g 14%
  • Sugars

    14g 15%
  • Salt

    1.1g 19%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 55.6g Protein 41.9g Fibre 17g


  1. Whisk the paprika, garlic and 150g yogurt in a bowl; season. Stir in the chicken, mix well, then cover and leave to marinate while you make the salad (or for up to 24 hrs in the fridge if making ahead of time).

  2. Whisk the vinegar and oil in a large bowl; tip in the onion, carrots and chickpeas, then toss everything together. Set aside.

  3. Preheat the grill to high. Divide the chicken between 4 large or 8 smaller skewers (soaked in water for 10 mins if wooden), then grill for 4-5 mins each side until golden, lightly charred and cooked through.

  4. Mix the remaining 150g yogurt with the parsley and a pinch of salt. Split the pittas in half. Fold the spinach through the chickpea salad and serve alongside the chicken and pittas, drizzled with the yogurt.

Freezing and defrosting guidelines

Freeze skewers only. In order to enjoy optimum flavour and quality, frozen items are best used within 3 months of their freezing date. For more tips on freezing and defrosting food, read our article Love Your Freezer.

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For top tips on protecting you and your family when preparing raw meat and poultry, visit Food Safety in the Home.

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