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Tandoori Chicken Kebabs

July 17, 2015

These Tandoori Chicken Kebabs are packed full of flavour but lightened-up with greek yogurt and a zesty spice blend. They’re super easy to make with the only challenge being the wait while they marinate! Perfect for a weeknight dinner or weekend BBQ recipe.

These Tandoori Chicken Kebabs are packed full of flavour but lightened-up with greek yogurt and a zesty spice blend. They’re super easy to make with the only challenge being the wait while they marinate! Perfect for a weeknight dinner or weekend BBQ recipe.If my last post didn’t make it totally obvious, I really really love meeting my fellow bloggers. Whether it’s through events, blog consulting or through blogger tinder (aka online), part of the job description is getting in “facetime” with my fellow bloggers. Of course I don’t mean facetime in the literal sense since most of my blogging friends and colleagues live outside of Toronto, but I still have some kind of engagement with bloggers every single day.

As in any workplace, you have the suck-ups and the sell-outs (sorry but it’s true…) and of course the occasional, you-spent-most-of-your-childhood-in-the-penalty-box-competitive colleagues. But most of the time bloggers are incredibly supportive and encouraging.

These Tandoori Chicken Kebabs are packed full of flavour but lightened-up with greek yogurt and a zesty spice blend. They’re super easy to make with the only challenge being the wait while they marinate! Perfect for a weeknight dinner or weekend BBQ recipe.I couldn’t help but be reminded of this after this past weekend while hanging out with Nikky and Katie. Besides being total gems, we all agree that blogging needs to be a place of collaboration and not competition. It’s about supporting each other in our endeavours, even when these activities might overlap.

While there is quite a bit of overlap between our projects and brands, there’s also a lot that sets us apart. My focus is on blogging, Nikky’s is on youtube and Katie is a podcasting all-star. We also share a focus on health and wellness, but our interpretation of what it means to lead a healthy lifestyle isn’t always the same.

And you know what? That’s awesome.

These Tandoori Chicken Kebabs are packed full of flavour but lightened-up with greek yogurt and a zesty spice blend. They’re super easy to make with the only challenge being the wait while they marinate! Perfect for a weeknight dinner or weekend BBQ recipe.After a day of filming, we sat down for a lovely meal at Fresh, a vegetarian restaurant in Toronto. I am always ALWAYS happy to go to Fresh, but we got on the topic of vegetarian/veganism and naturally I was the carnivore of the group. Both Katie and Nikky eat meat but it’s not something that they crave all the time. I, on the other hand crave meat every.single.day. I would never argue that my diet is any healthier than Nikky’s or Katie’s nor would they they ever harp on me for my bacon consumption.

I support them in however they define health, just like I do in their blogging/online adventures. I know they feel the same way. At the end of the day we’re all trying to achieve the same goal here, which is to help others find a little more balance for both body and soul.

So maybe some of you would never consider these Tandoori Chicken Kebabs healthy, or maybe dairy isn’t part of your diet. At the end of the day, it really doesn’t matter. If at the very least I inspire you to grocery shop and get in your kitchen, then I’m happy! We’ve got way bigger fish to bake (or fry…whatever frosts your gluten-free cake!) than to be trying to tear each other down.

That is all.

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Tandoori Chicken Kebabs

Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Serves 4-5     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 2 large, organic boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces.
  • 1 large yellow onion, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup plain 0% Greek yogurt
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • juice, 1 lemon
  • 2 tsp freshly grated ginger
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 3/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 5 wood or metal skewers

Instructions

  1. If using wooden skewers soak in water for at least 20 minutes. Skip this step if using metal skewers.
  2. In a large bowl combine greek yogurt, garlic, lemon juice, ginger and all spices.
  3. Thread the chicken onto the skewers, alternating with chunks of onion. Each kebab will fit 5-6 pieces of chicken + onion. Do not overcrowd.
  4. Place kebabs in a large ziplock bag or large tray and coat well with marinade.
  5. Let marinate in fridge for at least 3 hours (longer is even better).
  6. When ready to cook, heat your grill to medium-high heat and spray with non-stick spray.
  7. Place kebabs directly on grill and cook for 10-12 minutes (time will vary between BBQs), turning occasionally to cook all sides.
  8. Let sit for 5 minutes before serving.

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These Tandoori Chicken Kebabs are packed full of flavour but lightened-up with greek yogurt and a zesty spice blend. They’re super easy to make with the only challenge being the wait while they marinate! Perfect for a weeknight dinner or weekend BBQ recipe.Would you consider yourself competitive? Are you a big meat-eater like me?

  • Reply
    Tara
    July 17, 2015 at 7:53 am

    Ooh, these look tasty! I actually just found a little bit of garam masala that I mixed up for a recipe awhile ago that I’ve been meaning to use up.

    I tend to eat mostly vegetarian, but it’s not really something I try or don’t try to do. I just kinda eat!

    • Reply
      Davida Kugelmass
      July 17, 2015 at 9:23 am

      Yup I feel the same way! Awesome. I always keep garam masala on hand. You never know when you’ll need it 😉

  • Reply
    Les @ The Balanced Berry
    July 17, 2015 at 11:07 am

    I completely agree with your thoughts on connecting with other bloggers. Though I’ve only been at it a short time, I have loved connecting with so many like minded people, and being a part of such an awesome community! I tend to be really competitive with myself (ie perfectionist) but not with so much with others because we are all unique and have different strengths.

    All my rambles aside these kabobs look fantastic. I loveeee yogurt marinated chicken!

    • Reply
      Davida Kugelmass
      July 19, 2015 at 8:28 pm

      ugh I’m such a perfectionist too! It’s amazing how uncompetitive I can be with others but will totally beat myself up. Glad I’m not alone!

  • Reply
    Pip {Cherries & Chisme}
    July 17, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    Oh yummm. I miss greek yoghurt so much, it’s pretty much impossible to find here.

    I’d say I’m competitive in sports (especially when I was younger) but more self-critical in everything else! And I 100% agree with differences, in health, life, whatever. I’m definitely a meat fan but I have been trying (!) to cut down lately purely for environmental reasons but it is h-a-r-d.
    Pip {Cherries & Chisme} recently posted…This Wonderful Life

    • Reply
      Davida Kugelmass
      July 19, 2015 at 8:27 pm

      It would be hard for me too! I never really played sports so maybe I just haven’t explored that side of myself 😉 I’m super self-critical too though!

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    Nikole
    July 17, 2015 at 11:34 pm

    I just love you! I was casually catching up on your new post when BAM I got another mention. I feel so lucky to have such inspirational people in my life. I love what you said about there being no competition and how everyone interoperates things in their own way. Thats one of the reasons why I love health and fitness so much.. there is no black or white, only grey. Everyone has their own recipe, workout routine, etc that works for them and that they believe in. The way I eat changes on a monthly basis depending on my mood, the weather and whats in my fridge haha I may not be huge meat eater but I sure will eat a plate of extra crispy bacon any day of the week!
    Nikole recently posted…Raw Spicy Mango Salsa | Healthy Summer Snacks

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    Ann
    July 18, 2015 at 3:13 am

    Great post, Davida! It’s very important to stay open minded towards different opinions. I would never claim MY opinion the only true one when it comes to health, food, fitness etc. There’s no one size fits all approach as it says everywhere…I can’t believe people that are so stubborn and narrow minded. That just does not for our modem world in my opinion. Well, if someone is better than me in the exact same thing that I do, I try to do my best to become at least as good as that person. I think that’s one way how you grow after all. But I wouldn’t put the other person down or be negative about him/her. That’s dumb.
    The spice blend sounds super amazing btw 😉

  • Reply
    Anja
    July 19, 2015 at 5:23 am

    Just made these yesterday for dinner for my friends and we all reeaaally loved it! I let them marinate for five hours and it was seriously delicious 🙂 thank you for all your yummy recipes, your blog is really one of my favorites 🙂

    • Reply
      Davida Kugelmass
      July 19, 2015 at 8:25 pm

      Aw thank you Anja! You are too sweet 🙂 So happy you enjoyed the recipe and hope to be a part of many more of your meals! Thanks so much.

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