Homemade chicken kebab with yogurt and mint sauce

If you’re looking for a delicious and satisfying meal that’s bursting with flavors, look no further than this mouthwatering chicken kebab recipe. These tender and juicy chicken kebabs are marinated to perfection and grilled to smoky perfection. To take these kebabs to the next level, we’ll serve them with a cool and refreshing yogurt and mint sauce that complements the savory notes of the chicken perfectly. Let’s dive into this delightful recipe and elevate your next dinner to a whole new level of deliciousness.


For the Chicken Kebabs:

  • 800g boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to your spice preference)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Wooden or metal skewers (if using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 30 minutes before use)

For the Yogurt and Mint Sauce:

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey (optional, for a touch of sweetness)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Marinate the Chicken:
    • In a large bowl, combine the plain yogurt, olive oil, minced garlic, lemon juice, ground cumin, paprika, ground coriander, cayenne pepper, salt, and freshly ground black pepper.
    • Add the bite-sized chicken pieces to the marinade, ensuring they are well coated. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour (or ideally, overnight) to allow the flavors to meld.
  2. Prepare the Yogurt and Mint Sauce:
    • In a separate bowl, mix together the plain Greek yogurt, finely chopped fresh mint leaves, fresh lemon juice, and honey (if using).
    • Season the sauce with a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Stir well to combine.
    • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. Thread the Chicken onto Skewers:
    • Preheat your grill or barbecue to medium-high heat.
    • Thread the marinated chicken pieces onto the skewers, leaving a little space between each piece to ensure even cooking.
  4. Grill the Chicken Kebabs:
    • Place the chicken skewers on the preheated grill and cook for about 10-12 minutes, turning occasionally, until the chicken is fully cooked and slightly charred on the edges.
  5. Serve and Enjoy:
    • Transfer the grilled chicken kebabs to a serving platter and let them rest for a few minutes.
    • Serve the succulent chicken kebabs with the refreshing yogurt and mint sauce on the side.
    • Garnish with additional fresh mint leaves, if desired, for an extra pop of color and flavor.