tasty chicken kebabs with pan roasted potatoes and salad

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 patties with salad


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.

If you have little toddlers, you can feed them with this kebab together with sweetcorn fritters or Mung bean fritters. I promise you they will love them.  

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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Before you leave, don’t forget to check my other posts that you may also love:

🖤Tasty Indonesian sweetcorn fritters/ Perkedel Jagung.

🖤Delicious Mung bean fritters/ Perkedal Kacang Hijau that your little ones will love. 

🖤Healthy green Kale and Broccoli stir-fry with pasta.

🖤The best Indonesian sweet soy chicken/ Ayam Kecap Manis.

🖤Scrumptious Indonesian Snow White butter cookies/ Kue Putri Salju.

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Yield: 8

Chicken kebab patties

Chicken kebab patties

These chicken kebabs are so easy to make. Delicious to have on their own with a fresh salad or with burger buns or naan bread. However you like, I guarantee you'll love them.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes


  • 600 gr grounded/minced chicken
  • 1 medium brown onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp paprika powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • ½ tsp coarse black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt (according to taste)
  • ½ tsp chili powder or more (optional)
  • 2 tbsp yogurt
  • 3 tbsp plain flour


  1. Put all the ingredients in a bowl. Mix and knead it well. Cover with cling film and leave it to rest in the fridge.
  2. Shape the chicken meat into balls about a ping pong ball size, then flatten them. 
  3. If you cook them in the oven, you can arrange the patties on the lightly sprayed with oil baking tray. Then cook the meat at gas 4/ 350° F/ 180° C for about half an hour or until the kebabs are cooked through.
  4. If you cook the meat on the griddle pan, you can spray the pan with a little bit of oil. Cook the patties on each side for about 6-7 minutes. Until the meat is cooked through.
  5. You can also cook the chicken kebabs in the air fryer if you want. It normally takes me about 10 minutes at 350° F/180°C to cook a batch of chicken patties in my air fryer.  
  6. Last but not least, you can cook the meat on the barbecue according to however you like.
  7. Enjoy.


For the yogurt dip, you can mix 1 cup of natural yogurt (or any type of yogurt you like), then put 1 tbsp minced mint leaves, 1 tbsp minced Coriander leaves, salt, and pepper according to taste. 

For the chili dip, you put a can of chopped tomatoes, ½ brown onions (chunks), 1 or 2 chilies (according to your taste), lemon juice of ½ lemon, ½ tsp of salt, 1 tsp of sugar, and a handful of chopped coriander leaves. Blitz it for a minute until all the ingredients are mixed but not emulsified like a smoothie. 

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 189Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 71mgSodium 353mgCarbohydrates 5gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 19g

The nutrition calculation you find here is just a guide provided by online nutrition calculator. You should not use to substitute advice from nutritionists or health practitioners.