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Turmeric Chicken Kebabs

Turmeric Chicken Kabobs - Packed full of flavor and health benefits!
Prep Time2 hrs 10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time2 hrs 20 mins
Course: Main, Poultry
Cuisine: Thai
Keyword: chicken, easy, grilled, kebabs, quick, summer
Servings: 4
Calories: 363kcal
Author: Don't Sweat The Recipe


  • 2 lbs chicken breasts boneless, skinless (or thighs)
  • 1/3 cup cilantro finely chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon ground turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons light or dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Extra limes for wedges


  • Combine all the marinade ingredients in a medium-size bowl.
  • Cut chicken into one-inch pieces.
  • Add the chicken to the marinade, stir to coat completely. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • Thread the chicken pieces onto bamboo skewers, pushing them tightly against each other to form a tight, compact body of meat on the skewers.
  • About 30 minutes before heating the grill, remove the chicken from the fridge and let sit at room temperature to remove the chill.
  • Heat a gas grill to medium-high or light a charcoal fire, leaving one side free of coals. The grill is ready when you can hold your hand 6 inches (15 cm) over the grill for 4 to 5 seconds.
  • Cook the chicken for about 8-10 minutes, turning frequently until cooked through. Check for doneness by pricking with the tip of a knife.
  • Serve with lime wedges.


Serving: 4g | Calories: 363kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 1157mg | Potassium: 911mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Vitamin C: 4.7mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1.7mg