Curried Chicken Bites (Kabobs):
A truly easy (yogurt) marinade for cut up chicken. Versatile — Can either roast/bake in the oven, or pop onto skewers for grilling. Additional yogurt mixture can be used to prepare an easy Sauce for serving.
Ingredients / Prep:
4-6 cloves of Garlic — Peeled, finely chopped
2 tsp. Curry Powder
1 tsp. each — Cumin Seed, Cardamom Powder
1 or 1-1/2 cups plain Greek Yogurt
1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
1/4 cup Olive Oil
2 whole skinless Chicken Breasts (4 halves) — Cut into ‘bites’ (not too small)
Lemon Juice (freshly squeezed)
Cilantro (for garnish)
Instructions / Assembly:
Mix Marinade — Garlic, curry powder, cumin and cardamom, yogurt, salt, and olive oil in a medium bowl. Mix in chicken bites till fully coated. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours or up to overnight.
For Oven Roasting/Baking: Preheat oven to 400F. Cover large baking sheet (with sides) with parchment. Place chicken pieces all over, not touching each other. Bake for about 15 minutes till toasty/golden. Depending on size of bites, chicken should be fully cooked but still tender.
For Grilling: Soak skewers in water ahead of time.
When ready, add chicken bites only double skewers. Can add vegies — Cut up red or yellow pepper, or zucchini. Chill until grill is ready.
Heat grill to medium hot — Place skewers on grate (NOT directly over heat), cover. Check cooking at 10 minutes, or again at 15 minutes. Remove from grill when toasty/golden and fully cooked.
Transfer chicken to a serving platter. Add a squeeze of fresh Lemon Juice, garnish with chopped Cilantro.