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How to Make Healthy Chicken Kebabs as a Student Cook

Kebabs don’t need to be the grease-fest you get from a dodgy van. As the student cook, impress others with these delicious healthy chicken kebabs for a light and tasty midday snack and remind yourself of what kebabs are supposed to taste like.

You need two wooden skewers for this recipe – you can find kebab or barbecue skewers in most supermarkets. Before you start cooking, soak the skewers in a bowl or tray of water to stop them burning under the grill.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Serves: 2

2 skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces

Drizzle of olive oil

Mixed spice

Ground coriander (not essential)

2 cloves of garlic, chopped

1/2 a lemon

  1. Place the chicken pieces in a bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Then add a pinch of mixed spice, ground coriander (if you’re using any) and the chopped garlic, followed by a big squeeze of lemon. Mix all the ingredients together and leave for around 20 minutes for the chicken to absorb the flavours of the lemon and spices.

  2. Turn the grill on to full power.

  3. Push the meat on the skewers, evenly spaced apart, and place under the preheated grill.

  4. Rotate the skewers every so often so that all sides turn golden brown, and brush on the marinade while they cook.

  5. After about 15 minutes, or when the meat looks golden brown, remove from the grill. Check that the meat is cooked by cutting open a piece and seeing if the inside is white (cooked). If it’s still pink, put it back under the grill for another 5 minutes.

  6. Serve with some couscous, salad or just enjoy them on their own as a quick snack.

Per serving: Calories 345 (From Fat 85); Fat 9.4g (Saturated 1.9g); Cholesterol Trace; Sodium 111mg; Carbohydrate 0.8g (Dietary Fibre 0.2g); Protein 64.3g.

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