Indian Spiced Chargrilled Chicken Kebab | Easy Chicken Kebab Recipe
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 2 servings
  • Chicken whole leg – 4, skin-off, bone-in
  • Yogurt – 250 gms, preferably hung yogurt or Greek yogurt
  • Ginger paste – 1 tbsp
  • Garlic paste – 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • Cumin powder – 1 tsp
  • Red chili powder – 1 & ½ tsp
  • Garam masala – 1 tbsp
  • Dry mango powder/amchur – ¾ tsp
  • Sugar – ½ tsp
  • Mustard oil – 2 tbsp
  • Juice of one small lemon
  • Salt to taste
  1. Wash and thoroughly pat dry the chicken legs. Now make couple of incisions/cuts on the meaty portion of each leg to help spices to penetrate deeply.
  2. In a large bowl, add all the other ingredients – yogurt, ginger & garlic paste, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, chili powder, garam masala, dry mango powder, sugar, salt, mustard oil and lemon juice. Whisk thoroughly to mix everything very well.
  3. Now rub in sufficient amount of the prepared yogurt based marinate into each chicken leg making sure that the mixture goes inside the nooks and crannies as much as possible.
  4. Once all the chicken is coated thoroughly, pour all the remaining marinate, if any, on top of the chicken pieces and cover the bowl with a plastic wrap. Chill it in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or up to overnight.
  5. When you are ready to grill the chicken, preheat your oven to 200 C / 400 F and place the wire rack at the center of the oven.
  6. Place a grilling wire rack on top of a baking sheet and brush it with oil to avoid sticking. Now arrange the marinated chicken legs on the wire rack in a singe layer.
  7. Bake the chicken legs in preheated oven for 30 minutes. Then take them out, flip each leg over, brush them with oil and bake for another 30 minutes or until the internal temperature of thickest part of chicken registers 160 F in an instant read thermometer.
  8. After 30 minutes, chicken will be cooked through and will be nicely charred on the edges.
  9. Garnish the chicken kabab with freshly chopped cilantro and serve them warm with yogurt-mint chutney, onion rings and lemon wedges. Sprinkle some red pepper flakes or chat masala for that extra kick of heat! Enjoy!
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