Yogurt Marinated Masala Chicken Skewers
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 25 mins
  • 1½ lbs chicken breast cubed
  • ¼ cup full fat yogurt (could use up to a whole cup depending on how much marinade you want but ¼ cup was the perfect amount for me. It thorougly coated it without drowning the meat in it)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice (about ¼ lemon squeezed)
  • 1 Tablespoon walnut oil
  • 1 handful of fresh coriander leaves (cilantro) torn into small bits
  • 1½ teaspoons garam masala
  • ½ teaspoon mustard powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves Minced finely
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 medium eggplant sliced ½ inch thick
  • 4-8 ounces of brown mushrooms (italian or baby bellas work well) leave whole
  1. Soak wooden skewers in room temperature water for about 10 minutes or while marinating.
  2. Combine chicken, yogurt, oil, garam masala, mustard powder, turmeric, paprika, cayenne, garlic, salt and pepper in a medium sized bowl and mix until chicken is well coated and covered.
  3. Cover with plastic wrap and place in fridge to marinate for at least an hour. (You can either choose to completely skip letting them marinate for an hour and just toss them in the mixture and throw them right on the grill or marinate them up to 24 hours)
  4. Preheat grill over medium high heat
  5. Once finished marinating pull chicken out of fridge and mix again to reincorporate all of the marinated meat.
  6. Begin adding chicken and vegetables in a pattern. I started mine with chicken followed by two slices of eggplant then chicken then 1 mushroom then chicken then two slices of eggplant again and then chicken once more. You can fill your skewers up as much as you like and in any pattern you wish. Sprinkle with torn coriander.
  7. Carefully slightly grease grill with a paper towel soaked in oil and then add skewers to the grill. Once a good sear has been reached lower the temperature to medium heat and close the lid. Cook approximately 3-5 minutes each side.
  8. Garnish with fresh coriander, Serve and enjoy!
My mom is a bit of a wimp when it comes to spiciness so this recipe isn't very spicy. If you want to punch the level of spiciness up then add ½ teaspoon or more of cayenne pepper. And lastly please don't tell my mom I called her a wimp. She wouldn't like that.
Recipe by Slim Palate at https://slimpalate.com/yogurt-marinated-chicken-masala-skewers/