This easy to make chicken kebab recipe uses minced chicken. It makes delicious kebab patties that will please everybody, including your little ones.
You can enjoy the kebabs with roasted potatoes and salad, or you can have it in a bun as a burger patty. And you can have it rolled in a piece of naan bread, pita bread or tortilla wrap. Sometimes, I make them as a side dish to have with main rice meals such as plain rice, Biryani rice, etc.
Types of kebabs
There are so many different types of kebabs. You may be more familiar with the type of kebabs that have meat chunk pieces and grilled on the skewers. Some people also call them kabobs or shish kebabs. And there is another type of kebabs that uses minced meat that grilled on the skewers too, and they’re normally called seekh kebabs or kobeda in some areas i.e. Afghani, Persian, etc.
Now, the one I’m sharing with you here is based on the Pakistani chicken kebab recipe that I learned from my sister-in-law. The kebabs use minced meat and are shaped into flat discs like burger patties.
The first time I had them, I called them chicken burgers 😃. But my extended family told me that those delicious patties are called kebabs. So, whatever. I love eating them. I don’t really bother about the name 😄.
Chicken kebab recipe for oven or barbecue
As I said, this recipe is very easy and fairly quick to make. You can grill the kebabs on the griddle pan, or bake them in the oven. And on a hot sunny day—or on any dry day when you fancy doing it—you can cook the kebabs on the barbecue.
To make my life easier, I tweaked the recipe so that my two sons can enjoy those chicken kebabs as well. The reason is that the original recipe uses quite a bit of chili and spices that make the kebabs too spicy for my kids.
I also improved some of the ingredients and its compositions, that not only will the kebabs be flavorful in taste, but they’ll be juicy and succulent in texture too.
Having said that, if you’re a chili lover (like me), you can always adjust the spices and chili according to your taste.
What I normally do is, after I mix all the ingredients I will half it into another bowl. Then I’ll put more chili in one of the half chicken mixtures.
This way, my sons can have the not-too-spicy kebabs, while my husband and I enjoy the spicier ones. So, everybody will be happy.
Scrummy yummy chicken kebab patties for many occasions
Just to give you some ideas, I like making the patties in bulk and then freeze them. They become handy for when I run out of time to cook. Because I can just quickly warm them up in the microwave, air fryer, or the oven.
The kebabs are delicious to have as lunches, dinners, or picnics.
And we often make them as our Summer barbecue menu as well.
Healthy chicken kebab recipe that is easy to make
The chicken patties are reasonably healthy provided you use boneless chicken breast with no fat or just little fat.
I personally prefer the meat of chicken thighs. Because I find it more flavorsome and it makes juicy kebabs due to a little bit of fat in the meat.
Although most of the time I’d buy the ready minced chicken, I sometimes do it myself at home using the food processor. When I do that, I’d mix the meat of chicken thighs and chicken breast.
This chicken kebab recipe uses ground chicken that is mixed with finely chopped onions, a bit of spice, yogurt, and a few tablespoons of plain flour. After you mix everything well, ideally you would leave the mixture to rest at least half an hour so that the flavor will develop better. You can cover the bowl with cling film and leave it in the fridge until you’re ready to cook them.
Traditionally, you have these delicious kebabs with a yogurt dip or homemade chili sauce, I’ve included how to make them in the notes below.
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