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Chicken Kafta Skewers

four chicken kafta skewers sprinkled with finely chopped parsley and served with sumac onion salad on a bed of yellow rice

four baked chicken kafta skewers sprinkled with finely chopped parsley and served with sumac onion salad on a bed of yellow rice and dried lime
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four chicken kafta skewers sprinkled with finely chopped parsley and served with sumac onion salad on a bed of yellow rice
Just mix, shape, and bake to perfection for a mouthwatering meal.

Why Will You Love Chicken Kafta Skewers?


four baked kofta skewers sprinkled with finely chopped parsley and served on a bed of yellow rice and dried lime
Enjoy a yummy flavor adventure with these juicy tender chicken kafta skewers.

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baked kofta skewers sprinkled with finely chopped parsley and served on a bed of yellow rice with dried lime, a whole clove, and a cinnamon stick
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I grill the chicken skewers instead of baking them?

Yes, you can definitely grill the chicken skewers instead of baking them. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat and cook the skewers for approximately 12-15 minutes. Make sure to turn them occasionally until the chicken is cooked through and slightly charred. Make sure to oil the grill grates or use aluminum foil to prevent sticking.

What can I do if the chicken kafta mixture is too moist?

If the chicken mixture for your chicken kafta skewers is too moist, gradually add breadcrumbs to the mixture while mixing until you achieve a firmer consistency. Start with small amounts and add more as needed until the desired texture is achieved.


baked chicken kafta skewers sprinkled with finely chopped parsley and served on a bed of yellow rice alongside sumac onion salad
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four chicken kafta skewers sprinkled with finely chopped parsley and served with sumac onion salad on a bed of yellow rice

Chicken Kafta Skewers

Fatimah
Get unique flavors with this Middle Eastern chicken kafta skewers recipe that delivers a burst of tender juicy satisfaction. Try it now!
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Servings 4
Calories 229 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • pounds boneless chicken breast or ground chicken
  • ½ red or yellow bell pepper finely chopped
  • ½ small red onion finely chopped
  • 1 Roma tomato seeds removed, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tablespoons parsley finely chopped
  • 3 teaspoons mild red pepper paste
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon sumac
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon 7 spice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon Aleppo pepper
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • tablespoons bread crumbs

Instructions
 

  • If you're using chicken breast pieces, add them to a food processor and process until completely ground.
  • Add the finely chopped vegetables (or add them to a food processor to make it easier) to the chicken.
  • Add the seasonings and the bread crumbs and mix. Cover and refrigerate for 2+ hours.
  • In the meantime, if you're using wooden skewers, soak them in cold water.
  • Preheat oven to 415℉. Load the chicken onto the skewers, and bake for 15-20 minutes.

Notes

  • Food Processor: Use a food processor to mince the parsley, garlic, red onion, tomatoes, and bell pepper.
  • Chill the mixture: After mixing the chicken, vegetables, and seasonings, cover and refrigerate the mixture for at least 2 hours. This chilling time allows the flavors to meld together and enhances the taste of the final baked chicken skewers. It also helps the mixture to firm up, making it easier to shape onto the skewers.
  • Soak wooden skewers: Make sure to soak the wooden skewers for at least an hour in cold water before loading the chicken onto them so they don’t burn.
  • Wet your hands: Once you want to add chicken kafta on skewers, moisten your hands with water or oil to avoid the chicken kafta mixture sticking to your hands.
  • Don’t overcook: To guarantee the tender juicy texture of chicken kafta, you have to not overcook the skewers.

Nutrition

Calories: 229kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 37gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 109mgSodium: 822mgPotassium: 760mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 818IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 34mgIron: 1mg
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9 thoughts on “Chicken Kafta Skewers

  1. Laura says:

    5 stars
    These were so incredibly juicy, delicious and easy!! Thank you!

  2. Hani says:

    5 stars
    So easy to make and soooo deliciousooo🤌🏾👌🏾🤤

  3. Justine Carey says:

    5 stars
    I can not tell enough people how amazing your recipes are. I thank you so much for sharing with the world! I have to tell you how amazing your food photography is (I am a photographer) bless you and your family!

    1. Mohammad says:

      Very good 😋

  4. Mahmoud says:

    5 stars
    Amazing recipe

  5. Sarah says:

    5 stars
    Made this yesterday and it was so delicious!! Thank you for sharing the recipe 😍

  6. Sharefa says:

    5 stars
    Amazing recipe that’s both tasty and easy to follow

  7. Sanah Fouz says:

    5 stars
    Easy to follow and delicious 😋 thank you for this amazing recipe!

  8. Catalina Zahiu says:

    5 stars
    Delicios, I just made the chicken kofta today all my family loved it, I saved the recipe I’ll definitely make it again. Thank you

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