<img height="1" width="1" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=403686353314829&amp;ev=PageView &amp;noscript=1">
  • The Chopping Blog

Grilling Season and My Favorite Chicken Kebabs are Almost Here

Hilary
Posted by Hilary on Apr 20, 2017

 

Spring and summer are my favorite seasons because it's finally warm enough to get outside and grill. Kebabs are my go-to grilling dish because you can use any vegetables and meat you have on hand and get creative with spices and marinades. These yogurt-marinated chicken kebabs are perfect with Persian rice and a simple tomato and cucumber salad.

Yogurt Marinated Chicken Kebobs & Persian Rice

2 lbs. Chicken Breast or Thighs

1 Cup Plain Greek Yogurt

2 Tablespoons Olive Oil

2 Cloves Garlic

2 Teaspoons Paprika

2 Teaspoons Cumin

¼ Teaspoon Turmeric

1 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes

½ Tablespoon Lemon Zest

2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice

Red Onion (Optional)

Cut chicken into chunks.Combine all ingredients and let chicken marinate for 4 hours.Thread chicken and red onion onto skewers (make sure you pre-soak wooden skewers). Turn grill on medium high heat. Add skewers and grill until chicken is cooked through.

chicken kebabs1 Cup Basmati Rice

4 Cups Chicken Broth or Water

½ Cup Greek Yogurt

1/8 Teaspoon Saffron Threads

2 Tablespoons Ghee (Clarified Butter)

Bring broth or water to a boil. Add rice and cook for 6 minutes. Drain rice. Mix yogurt and saffron and add rice to mixture. Heat skillet to medium high heat. Add ghee. Add rice mixture and press down so rice has contact with pan. Wrap a towel around the lid of the pan and cook for 15 minutes. Once rice is browned invert rice onto a plate (browned side up). Serve and enjoy!

riceIf you are a fellow grill lover, join us for one of our hands-on grilling classes at The Chopping Block's Lincoln Square location. Our outdoor grilling patio officially opens for business on Friday, April 21!

Grilling Classes

Topics: Grilling, grilling patio, chicken, grilling classes, kebabs

subscribe

Subscribe to Email Updates

Most Recent Posts

Meal Planning 101

  Let me start out by saying that I LOVE to meal plan. Like a lot. My late husband never...Read more

Intelligent Imbibing: How to Drink with Weight Loss in Mind

Managing alcohol intake with a fat loss goal is often looked at as an all or nothing decision, but...Read more

How to Talk to a Sommelier

Congratulations Chicagolanders! In May, our town was named “Best Restaurant City” in America by...Read more

Vegan Gnocchi: Potato Pillows of Goodness

There seems to be this unwritten phenomenon among The Chopping Block's employees, where after our...Read more

Homemade Almond Milk: Is it Worth the Work?

  I love DIY food projects: homemade pickles, jams, even smoked meats. I love something that I...Read more

cooking_classes
gift_cards
mobile_club
Sign Up To Get