Always working to bring you never boring midweek meals, today I have for you a recipe for these spiced chicken kebabs with lemon flat bread which, including the bread making, takes a total of 40 minutes from supplies to supper.
Flat bread really is such a wonderful accompaniment to a mid week meal. They are so easy to make, that I find myself questioning why I don’t make them more often (with a resolution to rectify that). When cooked on a grill pan, the beautifully charred flavour of the flatbread combined with the lemon zest in the dough makes it the perfect accompaniment to the chicken kebabs.
The chicken kebabs are done simply, tossed with a few spices, olive oil and lemon juice and then grilled. Simple in technique maybe, but certainly not simple in flavour. It doesn’t take much to add flavour to your midweek meals with a handful of spices and chicken lends itself to spices beautifully.
Spiced Chicken Kebabs with Lemon Flatbread
- 1 cup plain flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup yoghurt
- Lemon zest, from 1 lemon
- 500g skinless chicken thighs, cut roughly in 2cm pieces
- Lemon juice, from 1/2 lemon
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 garlic clove crushed
In a medium bowl place all flat bread ingredients and mix well to form a dough. Transfer to a floured bench and knead for two minutes then form into a ball. Wrap in glad wrap and place in the fridge.
In the meantime, prepare the chicken by placing all chicken kebab ingredients into a bowl and mix with your hands till well combined. Thread the coated chicken pieces onto skewers and set aside covered in the fridge till ready to cook.
Divide the dough into six balls then roll each one out into a circle about 18cm in diameter on a floured bench. Heat a grill pan and a large fry pan on medium high. Brush the grill pan with olive oil and cook the flat bread in batches till grill marks form on each side. Meanwhile, cook the kebabs in a little oil in the frypan, turning occasionally, until browned and cooked through (about 15 minutes) - alternatively, you can cook both flat bread and the kebabs on a BBQ. Serve immediately with spiced yoghurt, parsley and lemon wedges.