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Keto Spicy Chicken Kebabs

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An easy grilled chicken kebab recipe that is full of Eastern flavors - tumeric, chiles and garlic - yet very simple to make.

Keto Spicy Chicken Kebabs Ingredients

Keto Spicy Chicken Kebabs Directions

  • 1
    To prepare the boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut eat thigh into strips cutting against the grain. Set aside.
    slicing up chicken thighs for kebabs
  • 2
    In a small bowl, combine onion powder, garlic powder, salt, black pepper, crushed red pepper, turmeric.
    mixing spicy kebab spices
  • 3
    Add avocado oil and lemon juice to the spices. Mix until combined.
    mix in avocado oil to chicken marinade
  • 4
    Add spice marinade and chicken thighs to a ziploc bag. Mix until evenly coated. Let marinate for at least 30 minutes or up to overnight.
    marinade chicken
  • 5
    Thread the chicken through skewers that have been pre-soaked in water to keep them from igniting on the grill.
    chicken skewers
  • 6
    Preheat grill to 400 degrees. You will be grilling over indirect heat. If you are using a charcoal grill, move the coals to one side and cook the kebabs over the side without the coals. If using a gas grill, turn off the burners on one side and grill on the side with no burners turned on.
    preheat grill
  • 7
    Grill chicken kebabs over indirect heat for about 7-10 minutes each side.
    grill spicy chicken kebabs

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chicken kebabs on plate Chicken Kebabs are a fun keto recipe to make on your grill over the summer months. This chicken recipe uses spices from the East like turmeric and red pepper flakes to add flavor. These spicy chicken kebabs are grilled over indirect heat for a longer period of time to help retain the moisture and juiciness of the chicken thighs.

The Spices For Chicken Kebabs

spices needed for chicken kebabs The seasoning used to marinade the thighs in this keto chicken recipe will most likely be found in your spice rack already. To flavor the chicken kebabs we use garlic and onion powder, crushed red pepper flakes, turmeric and salt & pepper.

These chicken thighs have just the right level of spice. Not too hot but just enough to let you know these aren’t your traditional grilled chicken kebabs.

The Chicken

I prefer to use chicken thighs in this keto recipe instead of chicken breast meat. Chicken thighs are considered a dark meat within the poultry category. Dark meat has a higher fat content and tends to be more flavorful than the white cuts, ie breast meat.

Because of the high fat content and flavor, chicken thighs are an excellent source of protein for those following a ketogenic diet.

The Skewers

bamboo skewers on pan If using bamboo skewers, make sure you soak your wooden skewers in water for a few hours before you thread the marinated chicken thighs. This will keep the wooden sticks from catching on fire when you grill them.

If you have access to metal skewers, you can use them in this recipe. These don’t require any presoaking.

What To Serve With Grilled Chicken Kebabs

chicken kebabs with lemon in background

Spicy Grilled Chicken Kebabs pair well with many keto side dishes. Consider any of the following to serve with your kebabs:

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