Chicken Kebabs with Chickpea Salad

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Chicken Kebabs with Chickpea SaladRecipe
Photo: Marcus Nilsson
Makes 4 servings


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1 cup plain yogurt
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
Kosher salt and black pepper
1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 15-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
2 stalks celery, sliced
1 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for the grill
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
8 8-inch skewers (metal or wood)


Heat a grill or grill pan to medium-high.

In a shallow baking dish, combine the yogurt, garlic, cumin, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

Thread the chicken onto the skewers and set them in the yogurt marinade, turning to coat. Refrigerate at least 10 minutes or overnight.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the chickpeas, onion, celery, parsley, oil, vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

Remove the chicken from the marinade and cook on a well-oiled grill or grill pan, turning occasionally, until cooked through, about 10 minutes. Divide the chickpea salad among individual plates and serve with the chicken.

Shortcut: Save on prep and cooking times by using packaged chicken tenders (precut strips of boneless, skinless breast meat) instead of cutting up whole breasts.

Created date

June 2007

Nutritional Information

Calories 220
Caloriesfromfat 45 %
Fat 11 g
Satfat 2 g
Cholesterol 49 mg
Sodium 430 mg
Carbohydrate 11 g
Fiber 2 g
Sugars 4 g
Protein 21 g