Chicken Skewers with Yogurt-Cumin Sauce



4 servings (serving size: 1 skewer and about 1/3 cup sauce)

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Prep: 12 Minutes
Cook: 15 Minutes
Other: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 246
Caloriesfromfat 12 %
Fat 3.4 g
Satfat 0.7 g
Protein 42.6 g
Carbohydrate 8.8 g
Fiber 1.1 g
Cholesterol 100 mg
Iron 1.6 mg
Sodium 449 mg
Calcium 116 mg


4 (10-inch) wooden skewers
1 large red onion, cut into 8 wedges
1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon ground cumin, divided
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon black pepper, divided
1 (6-ounce) carton plain fat-free yogurt
1/2 cup finely chopped English cucumber
1/4 cup chopped green onions (about 2)
Cooking spray


1. Soak skewers in water 30 minutes.

2. While skewers soak, cut onion wedges in half lengthwise. Combine onion and next 3 ingredients in a large bowl. Add 1/2 teaspoon cumin, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Cover and marinate in refrigerator 15 minutes.

3. While chicken and onions marinate, combine remaining 1/2 teaspoon cumin, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper, yogurt, cucumber, and green onions in a bowl. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

4. Prepare grill.

5. Thread chicken and onions alternately onto skewers; discard marinade. Place skewers on grill rack coated with cooking spray. Grill 15 minutes or until chicken is done, turning often. Serve with yogurt-cumin sauce.