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Spiced chicken skewers with herby rice recipe

Spiced chicken skewers with herby rice recipe

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Try this delicious blend of herbs and spiced chicken skewers paired with a cool greek yogurt. Perfect for those summer get-togethers. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 15 mins to prepare and 25 mins to cook
  • 566 calories / serving
  • Healthy


  • 6 boneless and skinless chicken thighs, cubed
  • 3 tbsp curry paste
  • 200g (7oz) fat-free Greek-style yogurt
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds, roughly crushed
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 300g (10 1/2oz) basmati rice
  • 200g spinach leaves, washed
  • handful coriander, leaves picked and finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
Basmati rice can always be swapped for long-grain

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    18g 25%
  • Saturates

    4g 19%
  • Sugars

    6g 7%
  • Salt

    1g 17%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 70.5g Protein 35.6g Fibre 3.6g


  1. Combine the chicken, curry paste and 2 tbsp of the yogurt in a non-metallic bowl and set aside to marinate for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large pan over a medium heat and cook the onion until just beginning to brown. Add the cumin, turmeric and rice and stir well.
  3. Add 450ml (3/4pt) water, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes. Turn off the heat and add the spinach. Cover and leave to rest for 5 minutes. Stir through the coriander and lemon juice.
  4. Thread the cubed chicken onto 4 skewers (if wooden soaked for 15 minutes). Put a griddle pan over a high heat until smoking hot. Put the skewers on the griddle and cook for 6-8 minutes, turning every 2 minutes, or until cooked through and no pink meat remains.
  5. If cooking on a barbecue, place onto the barbecue on a medium/high heat. Cook for 5-6 minutes; turning regularly until they are cooked through and no pink meat remains.
  6. Serve the chicken with the rice and the remaining yogurt.

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